Across the nation we have seen many signs of discontent with regard to Lady Thatcher’s spell as PM. We have also witnessed only the second national funeral held for a PM in our recent history. Whilst phantom political groups were burning effigies of Lady Thatcher, others were laying flowers outside the house where she grew up in Grantham, Lincolnshire.
Image: The name of the street where the hearse drove out from The Houses of Parliament. Rather fitting.
With no preference for taking a position, one cannot fail to appreciate the magnitude of some of Lady Thatcher’s achievements and their long-term benefits to Great Britain. Her iron-caste mandates helped steady the ship, and perhaps helped this nation stay above water in recent times.
You always have to be a particular type of person to participate in national politics. And it is clear that Lady Thatcher was one such character with a refreshingly realistic perspective on the world’s state of affairs: “Pennies don’t fall from heaven - they have to be earned here on earth,” one of the many phrases coined by The Iron Lady.
Image: The Cenotaph on Whitehall, near Downing Street.