From the daily archives:

Tuesday, April 9, 2013

Thoughts on the Death of Thatcher #4

April 9, 2013

“I cheered so loudly when it came on telly, that my wife in the next room thought someone must have scored a goal” Not my words, but those of a pensioner I spoke to today.  And the view of many on hearing the news. I’m not one of them, actually a bit to my surprise. […]

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How do you get to be a political national treasure?

April 9, 2013

The death of Margaret Thatcher has inspired an array of strange emotions in many people. A Tory friend of mine, wept, and, in a weird way, I felt genuinely sorry for him. On this site, we have more or less agreed that the passing of Margaret Thatcher is, on a human level, a fairly sad […]

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#664: 1972, Aretha Franklin, Climbing Higher Mountains

April 9, 2013

In the corner of my eye I saw that another couple of people were about to reach the same closed door that I needed to go through. I quickly sensed that one of them was fairly elderly so I decided to hold it open and let them pass first.  ‘Thank you young man’, said Margaret […]

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Ding-Dong! The Debate is Dead

April 9, 2013

It is correct and respectful that both sides are having their views aired on Margaret Thatcher’s impact and legacy today. I have seen just as many critical appraisals of Thatcher, as the fawning tributes. Ideally, this should be conducted in a considered and respectful manner. Personally, I have been impressed by the vast majority of […]

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