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30 years after she came to power, what does Britain think of Margaret Thatcher's legacy?

By Prospect   May 2009

Read David Willetts’s complete essay on the meaning of Margaret Thatcher here

Margaret Thatcher’s reputation as Britain’s most influential and divisive post-war leader was confirmed by a survey undertaken by Prospect and pollsters YouGov to explore her reputation 30 years after the election that brought her to power. Today, just as when she left office, the iron lady splits Britain pretty much down the middle, with 40 per cent of those questioned feeling she made Britain a better place to live, set against 41 per cent who thought she made it worse. Only 6 per cent thought she had…

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