Sally N. •Apology accepted Keith. I should have seen the flippancy but, to be honest, I am beginning to resent having to defend my views which are not radical or indeed right-wing.
I merely see Mrs T as necessary at the time she became PM. The fact that there was nobody in Cabinet anywhere near as strong as she was only added to her belief that she was invincible. Had there been a man worthy of the description who was prepared to challenge her, she may have toned it down. As it was, she was ousted by cowards in her own party.
I remember being aware of foreigners saying how much they admired her so maybe its individual memories.
Having worked in close proximity to the original members of New Labour, I can honestly say most of them are champagne socialists and would sell their grandmothers for tuppence. Aneuryn Bevan would spin in his grave at the current set-up.