The day Mrs T died (8 April 2013)

by Stephen Tall on April 9, 2013

The day Mrs T died (8th April 2013)

Storified by Stephen Tall· Mon, Apr 08 2013 23:30:51

Mrs T: a leader and a divider. Changed her party & country (sometimes for the better, sometimes not). Neither’s q recovered from experience.Stephen Tall
Mrs T’s major success: persuading the British public to accept (tho not love) free markets. Her major failure: centralising the state.Stephen Tall
Good list > Five progressive things done by the governments of Margaret Thatcher | Left Foot Forward bit.ly/Y9YIUmStephen Tall
I always fought Mrs Thatcher but unemployment would be millions worse in this recession if she hadn’t made our labour market more flexible.matthew oakeshott
‘An -ism has been named after her’: Charles Moore on Thatcher (it reads oddly cos it’s from an intvw) bit.ly/16InlJ2Stephen Tall
Econ’s Blighty blog repeats usual Tory myth: that Mrs T shrank state. In reality she was an uber-centraliser econ.st/16InFaEStephen Tall
James Forsyth: "her greatest triumph was that she made the Labour party accept the new reality that she had created" bit.ly/17mYrQrStephen Tall
Right on cue: an article reminding us how Mrs T centralised power in Whitehall more than any other PM (til Blair) bit.ly/17mYT0VStephen Tall
RT @CounteractMag: Harry Styles tweets ‘RIP Baroness Thatcher x’.One Direction fans respond. pic.twitter.com/UGgjkGqBKxDerren Brown
They don’t write leader articles like this any more. A prolix Speccie opts for Mrs T over Heath in ’75 bit.ly/17n0JPzStephen Tall
Don’t agree with it all but a good obituary from Indy’s Andreas Whittam Smith: ‘A heroine and a hate figure’ ind.pn/Zdcl0NStephen Tall
From @libdemvoice > Liberal Democrats pay tribute to Lady Thatcher ow.ly/2w1RflStephen Tall
Fuller, much better obit from The Economist than earlier, acknowledges Mrs T ‘s triumphs, mistakes & contradictions econ.st/Y8qBYDStephen Tall
Lord Howe: One was in a way surprised. She seemed to have a degree of immortality about her.Ross Hawkins
Allen Lane: Charles Moore’s authorised biography of Lady Thatcher – "Volume One: Not For Turning" to be published immediately after funeralVincent Moss
This graph most interesting. Regardless of PM, Govt, boom, bust, war or peace, Govt spending relentlessly increased. pic.twitter.com/vUL10w1M8UIain Roberts
Political hacks of all hues from that time speak about Margaret Thatcher in a way none of us does of PMs now. There’s a bit of awe and fearTim Shipman
"Former Dartford candidate Margaret Thatcher dies" I suppose every local paper needs an angle bexleytimes.co.uk/news/breaking_…Kevin Maguire
Excellent @BBCRadio4 doc by @_peterriddell on Thacher now, better than anything I’ve seen on TV yetStephen Tall
Margaret Thatcher "would have been prepared to consider nuclear weapons" in Falklands War. Listen here: bbc.in/10MeGSiBBC Radio 4
Courtesy of our video desk: #Thatcher’s ‘Greatest Hits’, including her most memorable appearances in the Commons soa.li/M41Z1WKThe Telegraph
Next time Tories choose a leader, worth remembering Thatcher had been an MP for 16 years & was 50 in 1975.Stephen Tall
Very good, balanced Thatcher analysis by @ProfTimBale (as you would expect) bit.ly/17nomYeStephen Tall
"In the late ’70s it’s fair to say there was no such thing as the consumer" Stephanie Flanders on her legacy bbc.in/17npACBStephen Tall
Thatcher an example on one level at least… Her resolution in the face of virulent criticism cf those of us bothered by flak on Twitter.Stephen Tall
ICM: Thatcher’s record rated good by 50% to 36% bad. (Gdn typically calls this "divided"!) bit.ly/ZwQaZC But note regional variati…Stephen Tall
So they’re all in – see #tomorrowspaperstoday here ow.ly/jS11A – a pretty remarkable set of front pages. #bbcpapers #ThatcherNick Sutton
Srsly?! "@suttonnick: Tuesday’s Sun front page – "Maggie dead in bed at Ritz" #tomorrowspaperstoday #Thatcher pic.twitter.com/YqoDXHxOBW"Stephen Tall
Alex Massie fascinating on Mrs T & Scotland, esp on why poll tax launched there bit.ly/Zei0DQStephen Tall
And I know how much you enjoy a #tomorrowspaperstoday montage of the front pages. #Thatcher pic.twitter.com/v0ofhKwqTZNick Sutton