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Cutting Thatcher’s benefits system

Four aspects of Margaret Thatcher

By Rhodri Morgan  

Margaret Thatcher with Ronald Reagan

Rhodri Morgan, the former First Minister of Wales, gives his thoughts on four aspects of Margaret Thatcher.

Thatcher’s benefits legacy

Margaret Thatcher’s death happened on the very day that the coalition government cuts started to the overblown sickness and disability benefit system—the irony is that this was a system that Thatcher herself created.

When I became an MP in 1987, unemployment stood at 3m: two and a half times higher than in 1979. Thatcher appointed David, now Lord Young, to stop the inexorable…

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