The other one's too long, man, and i wanted to ask something...
Obviously, few of us were even alive when she came into power, or really knew how the world worked when she left power even. It seemed like in them days that if you were working class then you automatically hated her and voted labour, etc, etc, but was she really THAT bad?
I don't really fucking know, to me she seemed a pretty callous but strong woman who had to sail Britain through some extremely choppy seas and probably made a couple of, in hindsight, bad decisions, but when i've asked people to expand on her worst work, they mention stuff like poll tax, free milk, the Falklands, privatising shit (probably necessarily), all of which, for me, aren't real biggies.
Few people seem to mention the financial crisis Britain was in pre-Thatcher, the trade disputes before her tenureship, and that most of the bigger decisions she had to make were as a result of the incompetence of the Wilson and Callaghan governments previous. It especially seems a bit silly that huge swathes of Britain wanted the Tories out and "the peoples party" back in power, given it was largely them who almost bankrupted the country in the late 70s.
I hope i'm wrong. I probably am. I'm not really a Thatcher sympathiser at all, far from it, and obviously my politics knowledge is limited, but in many ways i think she was probably necessary.