The horror that was  Thatcher as depicted by Steve Bell.

‘You should not speak ill of the dead’ is what every good boy is taught but today I will make an exception.

Tributes will be made and a funeral pageant will follow but we should not forget that Margaret Thatcher was one of the most hateful politicians of modern times.

Her destructive, divisive policies left a mark on Britain that is still there now – praising greed and selfishness with contempt rather than compassion for the weak in society.

“Don’t be too nasty”, said my wife when she knew I was writing this post.

Ok –  I’ll just let the following two quotes and a song from 1989 speak for themselves.

“Whatever side of the political debate you stand on, no one can deny that as prime minister she left a unique and lasting imprint on the country she served” – Nick Cleggg, on hearing of the Iron Lady”s demise.

“If you want a vision of the future, imagine a boot stamping on a human face – forever” – George Orwell’s prophetic words from 1984