Even in death, the Iron Lady divides opinion

DIVIDED OPINION ... former Prime Minister Margaret Thatcher.

DIVIDED OPINION ... former Prime Minister Margaret Thatcher.

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FORMER Prime Minister Margaret Thatcher has divided South Tyneside opinion in death - just as she did in life.

The longest-serving premier of the 20th century died of a stroke yesterday, with both sides of the political divide keen to speak out on the legacy she has left behind.

Coun Iain Malcolm, leader of Labour-controlled South Tyneside Council, says the borough still ‘lives with the consequences’ of her actions, while the borough’s sole Conservative councillor, Jeff Milburn, insists many people in the area owe her a debt of thanks.

 

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