Monday, April 08, 2013

RIP Margaret Thatcher

It's a very sad day for the entire world. 

So much will be written and said that it's hard to add to it, except to say that Margaret Thatcher was a very personal inspiration for an entire generation of us Britons. Love her or hate her, she engaged the people in the life of their nation in a way that we haven't seen since. Politics was about principle, character, tough choices and real life, not soundbites and hairstyles. She inherited a country in the doldrums, near bankrupt and paralyzed by militant trade unionists and she wrestled it into the modern world. She restored our faith in Britain and our faith in ourselves as individuals. She and Ronald Reagan defeated communism and brought democracy back to Eastern Europe. The Thatcher years were exciting years to live in Britain.

The entire world owes Margaret Thatcher a very great deal, and this blogger owes her even more. Rest in Peace.