Monday, 8 April 2013

Thoughts on Baroness Thatcher

With the news of Baroness Thatcher's passing, some local figures would like to contribute their thoughts. Please add you own in the comments section!

Councillor Stephen Fenwick said:
Cllr Stephen FenwickAny death of a political leader is very sad, especially a former Prime Minister. Whilst I do not agree with many of Baroness Thatcher's Policies, it is a sad day for British politics.  I will not be partaking in messages of condolence  as I have detested Baroness Thatcher's policies and am not a fan of hers or the Conservatives.  However, as a politician, I bode her well.

Simon Densley said:
Simon Densley
I am sad to hear about the death of Baroness Thatcher. What ever you thought of her politics, she was a great leader and an inspiration. She demonstrated that the glass ceiling didn't exist for her and showed that if you are determined enough and work hard enough you can succeed no mater what your background circumstances.

She took Britain at the end of the 1970's as the sick man of Europe, buckling under the weight of entrenched socialist ideas and transformed us into a country where people felt free and able to forge their own success. In less than a decade she made us a nation to be proud of again. Like any leader she made mistakes but without her, I dread to think what state Britain would be in today. Rest in Peace, my thoughts are with you and your family today.

(Update 9th April) Councillor Stuart Gordon Bullock said:
Cllr Stuart Gordon BullockMargaret Thatcher's death diminishes us because she has shaped the world that we have today. She rescued us from trades union anarchy in 1979, created by James Callaghan's government with unburied corpses and uncollected refuse, with her  reforms of trades' union law and gave elected Government back the power to govern. The tributes that are being paid by our national and international leaders are richly deserved and she blazed a torch for women in this country by being the first woman Prime Minister showing that anybody with the necessary talent and determination can get to the top of any career they choose. As the Prime Minister has noted, she was a great Prime Minister, a great leader, and a great Briton.