Baronness Thatcher of Kesteven RIP

I was deeply saddened to hear of the death of our country’s first woman Prime Minister. May she rest in peace. She took a country seemingly in terminal decline and gave it self-belief and purpose again. I fear we will rarely see her like again.

I have only recently made a donation to the campaign to raise funds for a statue of her in her home town of Grantham. This campaign also has the support of local Labour councillors in Grantham and is a fitting tribute in that it reminds us that one of our greatest Prime Ministers rose from humble origins as a grocer’s daughter. Re-building such a strong meritocracy is an urgent challenge for the politicians of today.

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