Monday, 15 April 2013

Margaret Thatcher's legacy

My first memory of politics is the 1979 election and Jim Callaghan's resignation speech. Margaret Thatcher took the reins at a desperate time for Britain and, while some of her policies were contentious, few can deny that she was a strong leader who had the conviction to drive through essential changes. For me, the most important thing she achieved was to challenge the post war assumption that Britain was in a spiral of inevitable decline that couldn’t be stopped.