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Margaret Thatcher's dead. My Twitter feed is being pretty restrained, I think, which is nice. I ain't mourning her passing, she hurt so many people, she paved the way for the hurt so many people are suffering today as the poor continue to be demonised, but I can't celebrate anybody's death.

This is what I'll remember her for:

- Poll tax. Which formed the first political opinion I'm aware of having. I knew it was A Bad Thing, but didn't really understand why (I was very wee.)

- Milk-snatching.

- Sinking the Belgrano while it was retreating.

- Attacks on the unions, aka the people protecting workers' rights.

- 'Thatcherism' aka mass privatisation, financial deregulation, reducing income tax while increasing ones which would disproportionately affect those on lower incomes, aka fucking over the country, especially the working class.

As legacies ago, it's pretty shit.
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