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Should a statue of Margaret Thatcher be erected in her home town?

Plans to install the £300,000 statue on a 10ft-high platform will be voted on this week amid fears it could become a “likely target for politically-motivated vandals”.

A statue of former prime minister Margaret Thatcher in her home town of Grantham will require a high plinth to curb the threat of vandalism, police said.

Members of the South Kesteven District Council’s Development Management Committee will vote on the proposals this week after the idea had 17 objections and seven people writing in support.

Plans to erect the statue in Westminster were rejected by Westminster Council last year with a report saying it could have attracted “potential vandalism and civil disorder”.

Baroness Thatcher death

A plaque on the wall of the birthplace of Baroness Thatcher

Currently, the only marking of Baroness Thatcher in the Lincolnshire town is a plaque on the corner of North Parade and Broad Street to show where she was born.

It said: “The divisive nature of Baroness Thatcher due to her political career and policy legacy and the potential for this to result in vandalism has been raised as a concern.

“A threat assessment has been carried out by Lincolnshire Police who consider there is a possibility any public statue of Baroness Thatcher could be a target for politically motivated vandals.

“Lincolnshire Police’s Crime Prevention Officer has not objected to the proposal but they have recommended the statue is placed on a sufficiently high plinth and is sited in a location that benefits from good natural surveillance as well as lighting and CCTV.”

Letters in support of the statue said the location – at St Peter’s Hill in the Lincolnshire town – was suitable to “commemorate the first female Prime Minister”, while objections said Baroness Thatcher was a “divisive figure to due to political career and policies”.

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Denys1954
7th Jun 2019
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I say yes, errect the statue and then open a stall selling rotten eggs and tomatoes nearby especially to throw at it.
Pendle Witch
11th May 2019
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Of course there should be a statue. She was the first female Prime Minister and did a brilliant job for a long time. We need someone like her now to sort Brexit.
RabHaw
15th Apr 2019
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Regarded her as a severely flawed politician who caused the demise of essential industries . If the good citizens of Lincolnshire feel it is appropriate for that airt so be it . That is democracy .
MaryPoppins56
17th Mar 2019
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Although I disagreed with her politics and think she was a divisive influence in this country, she was the first woman prime minister so I would reluctantly agree to a statue.
ElisabethR
14th Mar 2019
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How vitriolic you all are. Our first woman prime minister should be honoured whatever you feel about her politics. She sorted this country out, when she first took office we were all struggling with constant strikes and the unrelenting power of the unions, (Who are slowly trying to get there again) who were holding us all to ransom. She enabled us to with hard and reap the benefits. Yes she did things that we didn't like but she made us a strong country again. Give her the honour she is due.
classy
8th Mar 2019
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I lived in Grantham for many years and find it shameful that they even need to debate whether to have her statue or not, they should be very proud of once having such an great political in their midst.
KennM6
8th Mar 2019
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she destroyed more communities
slow098
8th Mar 2019
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Give money to food banks
Caaz
5th Mar 2019
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Surely the government have better things to spend three hundred thousand pounds on, eg nhs
Janishall
5th Mar 2019
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In a time of such austerity, why would we?
Jolly50
4th Mar 2019
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As the first British female prime minister MT should be honoured, I’m never quite sure why people are so vitriolic about such an amazing politician.
IngridC
3rd Mar 2019
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We could have been better prepared for Brexit had she still been PM, no EU unelected twerps would have ridden rough-shod over the electorate as they are doing now!
andbrown01
2nd Mar 2019
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a waste of time and money
SueB412
1st Mar 2019
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I wouldn't have minded but £300,000. Wow, what else could that money be used for?
JanJ4
25th Feb 2019
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She was a great p/m she woildn't let anyone walk all over Britain, and her cabinet did the dirty on her its a shame most uf the p/ms who've followed her haven't got the bottle she had.
Not2grey
24th Feb 2019
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Regardless of where your politics lie . She was the first female prime minister ,if we are to have statues of Make politicians then she should have one . It is a cop out to cite damage etc. The loud and shouty people seem to be the only ones being heard - what a reflection on our country .
yasmin001
23rd Feb 2019
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Did more harm to this country than all the bombing during the WW2
Yodama
24th Feb 2019
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But she did have good hair though!
Caaz
5th Mar 2019
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Here here totally agree, she started the rot of this country
KennM6
8th Mar 2019
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slow098
22nd Feb 2019
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It could go in the back of beyond as far as I am concerned as long as I don’t have see it
Felix1
21st Feb 2019
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We have statues of footballers, dogs etc. so why not one of our more memorable politicians. Whether you agreed with her policies or not, there is no denying she left her impression in the world.
rudijude
16th Feb 2019
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She was a strong leader, respected by the rest of the world, she deserves recognition by the country she worked so hard for.
Nanny Annie
16th Feb 2019
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Regardless of the political party she led, she was our first female Prime Minister. Like or loathe, she deserves the recognition.
LizC39
14th Feb 2019
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I agree with ValSt I think it is disgusting. The money could be spent on other things in the town. Food Banks etc., She treated the workers terrible.
ValSt
12th Feb 2019
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The very thought of spending £300,000 on a statue of anyone in the current climate of poverty, a struggling NHS etc. is obscene.
PatriciaHammond
12th Feb 2019
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No hated worker class people .a lot better things £300,000 showed be used for the state of this coutry n h s for starters .
Mozisart
11th Feb 2019
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Margaret Thatcher, hate her or love her, she deserves to have this statue in her memory being the first woman prime minister in this country. £300,000 for a statue is peanuts compared to what is currently being wasted by this government on HS2 , a debate on that topic would be good.
Bizylizy
11th Feb 2019
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It is up to people of Grantham, just so long as I never have to see it.
steve263
11th Feb 2019
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Horrible vicious woman hated the working class. Any statue would be on by pigeons straight away
Panteg
10th Feb 2019
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The £300,000 would be better served to be used within the communities, clubs set up for young people, social groups to help with the loneliness some older folk feel, I feel very strongly this statue should NOT be erected under any circumstances....
Msagain
10th Feb 2019
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When our public services are financially struggling, the last thing money should be spent on is a statue on anybody.
Stuart1946
10th Feb 2019
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A small statue made of scrap metal taken from the coal mines that she closed would be ok. The cost of £300,000 is madness about £300 is better. Use the £300,000 for caring homes for the old who block hospital beds and have nowhere to go.
GeoffreyH8
10th Feb 2019
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As long as its not in my home town :0)
Whitelaw
10th Feb 2019
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There are more worthy things to spend the money on. And first woman prime minister or not, I never liked the woman or her policies. This woman was a friend to that murderer of thousands of innocent people. General Pinochet.
Bellybuttondoc
9th Feb 2019
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In the Houses of Parliament would be most fitting and safer from vandals
12Ros3mary
9th Feb 2019
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You might not have been Mrs Thatcher's biggest fan, but she was the first woman prime minister and as such requires recognition
Pwilly
9th Feb 2019
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AMP
9th Feb 2019
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It should be next or in Parlament Square in London.
plumdove
9th Feb 2019
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Whether or not she was divisive during her political career, Margaret Thatcher was the first female Prime Minister, A pioneer for those that follow and in that alone a statue in her home town is most befitting.
xboxwidow
8th Feb 2019
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A statue should certainly not be erected in her honour. The money should be spent elsewhere NHS, Housing, Schools..... Plenty to chose from
Iancw12
8th Feb 2019
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Pennywise
8th Feb 2019
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Being one of millions encouraged to expand in business under Mrs Thatchers reign, later being dealt the blow of job redundancies and seeing large companies that had existed for over a century closing down, I know families suffered great hardship due to decisions Mrs Thatcher made. Commemoration is based on being the first woman Prime Minister of Great Britain & Northern Ireland. She was not the best Prime Minister and the amount of money the statue costs could go to charity for the homeless.
Petal1
8th Feb 2019
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This woman caused so much hardship to so many people ,she does not deserve to be honored , far from it. I also feel that in these times of homelessness, food banks and the return of Dickensian diseases, it is a disgrace that so much money should be spent on a statue, instead of providing for those people who are suffering so much hardship. It is weird how there is no 'magic money tree' to help those in need, and the disabled, but there is always money for this type of non required project or wars. Time for change in how the public's money is used.
Petal1
8th Feb 2019
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This woman caused so much hardship to so many people ,she does not deserve to be honored , far from it. I also feel that in these times of homelessness, food banks and the return of Dickensian diseases, it is a disgrace that so much money should be spent on a statue, instead of providing for those people who are suffering so much hardship. I would not call her a very strong lady, you do not want to know my opinion of her, or the one in no 10 at the moment. It is weird how there is no 'magic money tree' to help those in need, and the disabled, but there is always money for this type of non required project or wars. Time for change in how the public's money is used.
Lindylou302
8th Feb 2019
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I think the decison should be left to the people of Grantham as it is too contentious. Maybe put her on a high column such as Nelson in Trafalgar Square if they are worried about vandalism. Otherwise send it across to the Falklands and erect it there. Sure they would welcome it.
davegthomas2
8th Feb 2019
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Ask a miner where a statue of Thatcher should be located then put your fingers in your ears. Ask me and I would suggest it should be where no one could see it. £300,000 could have been spent on a worthwhile course.
Alicia
8th Feb 2019
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Why not? I don't live there and never will so it won't bother me !
viking
8th Feb 2019
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MT, if she should be remembered at all should be for breaking the mould in becoming the first female Prime Minister.
Split, as the UK has become there is no denying that the use of her handbag worked with the rowdy school boys in the House of Commons. [Well it did for a while ! ] But the naughty schoolboys cut the handles off her bag, so she could no longer chastise them.
PATRICIACOTTON
8th Feb 2019
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She was. a very strong lady, just wish we could have had her now.
CarolTbarton
8th Feb 2019
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Mrs Thatcher was the best Prime Minister in my lifetime and was greatly respected all over the world. If only she had been alive now to see us through this Brexit fiasco, the lady was not for turning! I thought Mrs May was going to be Mrs Thatcher 2 but she is a weak turncoat. Mrs Thatcher deserves recognition definitely for the years she led us through and a statue in her honour is the least this nation could do for her.
SueM82
9th Feb 2019
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Totally agree with you
Pam72
8th Feb 2019
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I live in Grantham and I am convinced that the statue would be continually vandalised. Why not put it in the Houses of Parliament like the other statues of Prime Ministers? At least it would stay in one piece.
CarolTbarton
8th Feb 2019
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How sad to hear Grantham has that type of element who would vandalise such an icon’s statue.
zircon
8th Feb 2019
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Love her or hate her you can not dispute the fact she changed our lives on balance for the better, some hic-ups along the way but nothing compared with the likes of Blair
mariangrove
8th Feb 2019
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Wish she was here now to sort out that idiot Tusk and the rest of his shower.
Pam72
8th Feb 2019
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I totally agree with you.
CarolTbarton
8th Feb 2019
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Christiana
8th Feb 2019
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What mess were in at moment they change policies to suit then weeks later if not working scupper the idea how can you run a country on unpredictablity ..
Christiana
8th Feb 2019
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What waste money -I agree invest in NHS or affordable accommodation for those who are working with young families or hostels for homeless until they get back on their feet -people dont decide to be homeless thro choice circumstances can hit anyone not everyone has family or friends for support
SheilaR24
8th Feb 2019
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Coming from a city that was decimated by Margaret Thatcher's policies, I do not hold with all the adulation she is given. My city, Coventry is still reeling like many other towns and cities from her destructive policies
SueC62
8th Feb 2019
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Just for the fact alone that she was our first female prime minister, she should be honoured, irrespective of our individual views of her and her time in office.
frustrated
8th Feb 2019
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I think we could do with her back again
MilesC
8th Feb 2019
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This woman’s appalling legacy is best forgotten ... but it would give the vandals something to play with.
EMD
8th Feb 2019
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Give the money to our NHS
Wrinkly One
8th Feb 2019
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You just have to look at France where strikes happen all the time, causing considerable disruption. We can thank Margaret Thatcher for giving us a different path to follow......
kaz19
8th Feb 2019
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She hated us in Scotland and no-one will vote for any tribute to the milk snatcher
Christiana
8th Feb 2019
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What after closing pits and leaving thousands unemployed .......I lived near pit village and saw the devestation of broken families ....?
Kelly1419
8th Feb 2019
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Harold Wilson closed many more pits than Margaret Thatcher. Cheap coal imports, nuclear power and the aggressive unions were the downfall of the coal mines. Mrs Thatcher should have a statue but it should be in London.
SheilaR24
8th Feb 2019
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I agree with you but it's not allowing me to do a thumb's up
jentie51
8th Feb 2019
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Same here... I also agree, but a glitch in the system will not allow me to.

I'm a Merseysider, born in Liverpool & although no longer living in my home town, still resident in the county.

How that woman decimated the North West and how she sowed the seeds for this current harsh & uncaring regime... a statue should certainly not be erected in her honour.
annej2003
8th Feb 2019
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well said. Very few people appear to know (or acknowledge) that Harold Wilson did more harm to coal miners that Margaret Thatcher.
Agree about London statue. In Parliament.
Judy W
9th Feb 2019
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Thank goodness someone is stating the actual facts. The miners brought about their own downfall through sheer greed and the coal industry was on its last legs anyway; many miners have since found far better employment in alternative, safer industries. While on holiday in Somerset, my husband and I met a miner (inside Cheddar Gorge) who told us during a lengthy and very interesting conversation that he was one of many, many miners who were glad to see the back of the pits and, in fact, hated Arthur Scargill and what he stood for! Margaret Thatcher was a decent Prime Minister who, unfortunately, was surrounded by a lot of back-stabbing, cowardly men.
Jane09
8th Feb 2019
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She made countless council house tenants wealthy allowing the purchase of their homes. Ironically some of these previous tenants forget how they came to be where they and their families are today
Lionel
7th Feb 2019
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Thatcher was indeed a very divisive Prime Minister. Perhaps she would have been better for the British people if she hadn't been so dedicated to political and economic ideologies. Following the dictates of Milton Freidman, a crank economist in his own country, was a grave and extremely costly mistake. The British people have paid the price.

She was a Chamberlain type politician: peace in our time which was but months in which to arm for war. Thatcher trumpeted each of her 'rebates' from the EU which was actually her acceptance of 30 pieces of silver for each British industry she sold to the Germans. Steel, ship building, and coal are but a few that spring to mind. Everything we produced was too expensive. Within a short time German steel and South Korean ships were far more expensive than ours.

On the plus side she reined in the Unions in such a way that Downing Street recovered control from Stalinist Union chiefs. She gave the pound sterling credibility on world markets which gave us massive inward investment. The Falklands War? Necessary yes, popular yes, but later Tories slashed the military so it could never happen again.

In summary, no better and no worse than any other politician of her time. No case for a statue.
annej2003
8th Feb 2019
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She was undoubtedly an exceptional PM and although far from perfect she turned this country around and effectively saved it from the period of total self destruction it was being dragged through by the over powerful and arrogant union bosses.

She was the first female PM in the whole of the Western world which is another factor making her worthy of a statue - but in Parliament.
Lionel
8th Feb 2019
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Oh, Anne, you've twisted my arm up my back. A statue in the House of Commons then. How's that?
FionaW15
7th Feb 2019
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You don't have to agree or like her politics; but fact is she was Great Britain's first female Prime Minister, and that should certainly be honoured.
sherylchet
7th Feb 2019
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magaret thatcher milk snatcher/homophobic as introduced clause 28/we will not forget Orgreave miners strike
AlanB792
7th Feb 2019
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You should blame Arthur Scargill for the miners strike not Margret Thatcher
Lyndyloo
6th Feb 2019
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The misery she caused during her time in office is still being felt by many families to this day. I wanted to be proud of a woman becoming Prime Minister of this country but this woman has made me ashamed of the fact. We are seeing, once again, with another woman in No. 10 the misery that once again is being inflicted on the poor and needy in this country
annej2003
8th Feb 2019
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Austerity (which I imagine is what is the cause of the misery inflicted on the poor) was a direct result of the profligacy of Tony Blair's government.
MaureenE5
6th Feb 2019
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I thought she was super cruel........how can you justify 300.000 now, in this climate of devision
DebbieS51
6th Feb 2019
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Erect it at the bottom of the sea where we wouldn't have to pay to maintain it
jentie51
8th Feb 2019
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Agree with you, but a gremlin in the works will not allow me to vote.

Though what a waste of money to confine it to the the sea beg... best not construct it in the first place!
347
6th Feb 2019
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Whatever her faults she will go down in history as one of the greatest post war leaders.
Lionel
6th Feb 2019
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That rather depends on who one asks!
stanleyk
7th Feb 2019
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Well if you ask me, I agree
IrisT75
6th Feb 2019
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In my opinion the only reason to even consider her would be the fact that she was the first female prime minister .After that she let the miners down and seemed to be wanting all our industries Privatised.It is obviously tory policy and she took on the mantle of putting it into practise .She took the country to a war.which covered her in glory for some but not for others....In the end even her party didn't want her and she lost her heroic face to tears and dismissal ..
LornaT13
6th Feb 2019
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IrisT75 both the gulf and the falklands wars were resolved and finished almost as quickly as they had started. Now let us look at the Iraq war which BLiar dragged us into on pure lies and which is still going on.....

I rest my case!
Lionel
6th Feb 2019
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I seem to recall from the time it was her opposition to certain EU demands and new policies which she refused and not her party getting fed up with her.

In this light it is significant to remember it was arch Europhile Hesseltine who plunged the knife in her back.
stanleyk
7th Feb 2019
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And how many mines did Wilson close down
AlanB792
7th Feb 2019
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Harold Wilson closed more mines than Margaret Thatcher
IrisT75
7th Feb 2019
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May be that you are correct .I was answering the question posed not one about Harold Wilson ..
AlanB792
7th Feb 2019
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Harold Wilson closed 211 mines in 5 years
SheilaR24
8th Feb 2019
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Other employment was there at this time. Thatcher got rid of all our manufacturing industry
annej2003
8th Feb 2019
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Let the miners down - are you for real ?!!
Arthur Scargill let the miners down. He used them in his own political game and tried to bring the country to a standstill - well in fact he more or less did.
Would you suggest that he should have been allowed to continue like that.
Miners strikes had been going on for years when MT came to power. It took her determination to bring to an end a period of industrial misery and put Britain on a path to much great prosperity and stability. We were the 'sick man of Europe' and had to be bailed at by the IMF under Wilson.
stanleyk
9th Feb 2019
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BrianC42
6th Feb 2019
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Margaret Thatcher was responsible for a. Lot of misery in small businesses, and the beginning of the "every man for himself "attitude in this country.
Her state funeral was a disgusting waste of money ,so is this statue. On the plus side, Saddam Husseins statue was brought down, as was the Berlin Wall.!!! Why erect a statue when there is do much animosity surrounding it? Utter waste of money that could have been put to good use.
LornaT13
6th Feb 2019
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Mrs Thatcher was not a murder and neither was she a communist so your comments don't really make much sense in this context
Raindrop
6th Feb 2019
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Still complete waste of taxpayers money when councils all over the country are making drastic cuts yours are erecting a statue!
FredH
6th Feb 2019
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DEFINATE YES SHE HAD THE COURAGE TO TREAD WHERE OTHERS FEARED AND SHE WAS OUR FIRST FEMALE PRIME MINISTER THAT WILL GO DOWN IN HISTORY
PurplePru
6th Feb 2019
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Yes we should have a statue to represent the achievements of our first femal prime minister. We should not allow the threats of a few ignorant people to stop it
SusieB100
6th Feb 2019
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Mrs Thatcher continues to be a divisive character and continues to be blamed entirely for the mine closures but it is worth realising that this was a Labour policy, initiated under the Wilson government. From 1965-1970, in just 5 years under Labour, 211 pits were closed. From 1979-1990, a much longer period and under Mrs Thatcher, 154 pits were closed. It has suited Labour to shine the light on Mrs Thatcher however as they do not want the unions to remember. Yes it was a terrible blow to mining communities but coal is a dirty fuel and in the long term we are better without the industry. She is also hated for the introduction of the poll tax yet looking at this objectively, it is a fairer way of funding local services. Why should a house with 6 people pay the same for services as a house with 2 people! She lost that one! But, despite rescuing the economy from the ruination left by Labour and restoring the country's financial standing she remains hated by so many - many of those will be people who owe their own livelihoods, homes and education to her policies. People have short memories and can be fickle. I am expecting some opposition to my views but please don't argue with the facts - they are irrefutable.
LornaT13
6th Feb 2019
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Yes SusieB100 you are absolutely right. So many people do not realise that there were far more mines closed down under Wilson’s labour government in the 1960s than at any time since and I have stated that earlier in this conversation thread. I cannot understand why some people are just so ignorant when it comes to documented facts. Scargill was the main cause of much of the propaganda and strikes during the 80s together with the might of the unions who, thank god, lost much of their control under Margaret Thatcher and quite rightly so - they had held our country to ransom for far too long and destroyed many of our British industries, particularly the car industry - remember British Leyland?!. Sadly since her time in office, we have not had one politician who has even come close to Mrs Thatcher and the complete shambles we are witnessing now is not the result of any one individual politician but more the change in politics as a whole and everyone wanting to be “career politicians” making money hand over fist in the corrupt EU rather than caring about and working for the electorate of this country. Leaving the corrupt EU can only be a positive move for Britain and the strongest will survive. Mrs Thatcher would have had any deal done and dusted within 12 months of the referendum and we would not be witnessing the current shambolic and embarrassing behaviour of our current day politicians. She left a fantastic legacy to this country and I hope that during my lifetime I will witness the upturn in British politics and see the ‘Great’ put back into Britain for the benefit of the generations to come
FredH
6th Feb 2019
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MY THOUGHTS .ARE JUST THE SAME AND ONE CANNOT GET AWAY FROM THE FACTS
annej2003
8th Feb 2019
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Could not agree more with Susie. All the above is true.
SusanW632
6th Feb 2019
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Yodama
6th Feb 2019
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If the town needs a statue to commemorate Maggie, why not. First woman Prime Minister is a landmark in history.
Deb h
6th Feb 2019
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There is a lot of talk here about Thatcher destroying the mining industry. Firstly Labour closed more pits than the Conservatives. Secondly the demise of the steam train and the advent of Natural Gas was a lot to blame for the demise, just as the "Container" saw the demise of the Dockers.
Progress is not always a good thing but you can't hold it back. Personally I would love to see the return of steam trains.
SheilaR24
8th Feb 2019
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Not allowing me to give a thumb's down. Wonder how many more people have not been able to do this ....
granmabones
6th Feb 2019
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No not in a time of austerity use the money for a better cause nhs, police, would be my choices
LornaT13
6th Feb 2019
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Grandmabones, in the 21st century none of us boatneck post-WW2 can possible understand the true meaning of austerity - we have everything in this country that people need and more - the biggest problem is that of how it is actually distributed!! We are not subject to any type of rationing, we have a benefits system and a national health service, neitherbif which even existed prior to the war. The problem is that we expected everything that everyone else has but many people are not prepared to work for it - people want everything now and that isn’t how things work. I am struggling financially at the moment, the same as many other people but I don’t blame the government nor the “so-called austerity” - it is due to personal circumstances and bad decisions - we would all like to have more money but as long as we have shelter, food and warmth then that is the most any person should expect. Granted there are people out there without shelter and that must be rectified because it is a basic human right but as far as I’m concerned, austerity in the true sense of the word does not exist in this country or any other western country.
DavidH787
6th Feb 2019
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the country does not want it even grantham does not want it but just like brexit the majority will lose . the money men will have there way
LornaT13
6th Feb 2019
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DavidH787 have you actually undertaken a national survey to arrive at your ridiculous comments?? Looking through this newsfeed alone it is aokatent that the majority of people on here would like to see such a statue of the great lady erected so your comments are clearly not based on evidential facts.

As for Brexit.... we’ll all I can say tknthat is the majority of people in this country who voted in the referendum clearly voted to leave and we WILL leave, whether it’s with or without a suitable deal, it will most definitely happen because we are a democratic country and we had a Democratic vote which favoured leaving.
BrianC42
6th Feb 2019
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Unfortunately the country voted on a pack of lies, Had the truth been told maybe things would be different. Sue Cowley
LornaT13
6th Feb 2019
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BrianC42 I'm sorry but I do not agree - I voted to leave and I knew exactly what I was voting for and why and so did everyone else, which is why they voted to leave. Myself and many others are sick to death of being accused by the remain camp that we did not know what we were voting for as if we are a bunch of uneducated idiots!! how do you know that the remainders knew what they were voting for?? From a lot of what I've read and heard in discussions since the referendum, the remain camp seems far more clueless than the leave camp and this constant barrage by "project fear" only goes to prove that the remainers really do not know as much as they think they do. The problem is that the remainers in high places standvto lose a lot of mo eye and status when we leave - the gravy train that MEPs have enjoyed and taken full advantage of over the years is going to dry up whilst Britain as a country will be free to trade with whoever we choose to. Today's millennial generation have been indoctrinated by loony left wing liberal ideas since they started primary school and this has been the same all through their education and into university. I was recently a mature university student and I was horrified at the way today's generation are being educated by a bunch of left wing liberal educators - during my 4 years at university I never met one single right wing lecturer or educator (and yes, I certainly had some very interesting discussions and debates...).

People are individual and hey each have the gift of their own opinions and self expression but sadly, just like the extreme Muslim fundamentalists, they are being indoctrinated with information which is not correct and has been twisted into the type of information that the government and the new world order want to control them with. The irony of this us that if is those who voted Leave who know exactly what they are talking about and the real reasons why we need to leave the EU and nothing that myself or any other Leaver voted for has ever been based on a lie. Many of us were around before we joined the EU, which we did not want at the time and 40 years of corruption and lies have more than proved is right. How dare you or anyone else accuse me of other leavers of not knowing what we were voting for!! That is highly offensive.
shrew1742
7th Feb 2019
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Totally agree LornaT13. I too am fed up with hearing 'remainers' saying 'brexiteers' didn't know what they were voting for, and essentially accusing us of being 'thicko's'. I new what I was voting for and the main reason was to hopefully be rid of the UNELECTED politicians of Europe making decisions about how my country will be run. They are milking the system of millions of pounds (euros) without us having any say in the matter. The 'end game' to them of course is a European State. I am fully prepared for a couple of hard years so as to be rid of them. The Europeans need the UK as much as the UK needs them, as trading partners, so I am sure once the dust settles agreements will be made, even if we leave with 'no deal'
Lady Thatcher was a strong leader - not everyone's cup of tea I admit - and definitely worthy of a statue to honour her. But alas, if it cannot be protected it will be vandalized by people with grudges. So in that respect it would be a waste of money. She made mistakes - as do all governments - but she also did a lot of good things too. Especially cutting the 'left wing' unions down to size, because if things had continued with them being so disruptive to industry, I dread to think of what the consequence would have been. They were far too powerful at the time, totally infiltrated by communists/extreme left wingers, and maybe the UK would have gone bankrupt. As for the Europhile Heseltine..... every time he opens his mouth he makes me feel ill.
LornaT13
7th Feb 2019
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Shrew1742 I’m so pleased to see that most people on here are able to see the truth of things as they are - I believe the majority of remainers are the younger generation who have been indoctrinated with the extreme left wing liberal ideas from the day they started their education. and we are now beginning to see the results of that indoctrination through the comments and actions of the remain camp. Yes Margaret Thatcher was decisive but she was by far the best Prime Minister this country has ever had. Politically I feel redundant right now but once we are out of the EU and the dust has settled then I foresee a huge transformation in the British political system whereby our country will be free from EU restraints and Britain will once again become the Great nation it has always been.
Wibble
8th Feb 2019
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wholeheartedly agree with you LornaT13. I knew exactly what I was voting for when I voted to leave. This country is in the worst order and I blame Blaire and his cronies for our downfall. Margaret Thatcher would never have dragged us this low. I want to us to be Great Britain again and not a country to be ashamed of
CliveF1
6th Feb 2019
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Why should the good people of Grantham suffer?
JonathanW5
6th Feb 2019
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YES! in honour of a Megalomaniac..
LornaT13
6th Feb 2019
7
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NO JonathsnW5, Hitker was a Megalomaniac - Lady Margaret Thatcher was most definitely NOT!!
JonathanW5
6th Feb 2019
3
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Who's Jonathsn whos Hitker? Just Joking Lorna. I love a Lady with Spirit. Disagreements are what make life what it is for sure..
LornaT13
6th Feb 2019
4
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JonathanW5 don't you just hate predictive texting?! Apologies for the grammatical spelling error.

HITLER was most definitely a Megalomaniac!! Margaret Thatcher was not.

Thatcher was an important worthy conservative politician who loved her country - I'm not saying she was right about everything but she got our country back on its feet and gave ordinary working class people the opportunities to makes their lives better through their own determination and sheer hard work

Hitler was not - he was a nobody who had never done an honest day's work in his life and was a political agitator (very much like Corbyn-Monoxide is today). He was nothing more than a loony socialist liberal agitator and later intolerant dictator whose goal in life was to murder every type of person he personally hated. He was not even German for goodness sake!!

Yes I am quite spirited when it comes to things I truly believe in and a megalomaniac is something Margaret Thatcher certainly was NOT!!
Gmanc
6th Feb 2019
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NO NO nowhere - she did more harm to this country she has blood on her hands
LornaT13
6th Feb 2019
10
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I think you have confused the great lady with the murderous warmonger and lover of mass immigration. BLiar! He’s the one who has the booodbof so many innocent people in his hands whilst he is still trying to destroy it behind the scenes!! You definitely need to read up and educate yourself on the political history of our country
Nige1878
6th Feb 2019
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Certainly not,responsible for so many wrongs that stated under her reign,now being continued by her equally malevolent underling May !
DilwynB
6th Feb 2019
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This woman destroyed the country's infrastructure lost us apprenticeships and heavy industrial workings. The start of most of our manufacturing moving to Europe. Country for the rich and not the workers under Thatcher
LornaT13
6th Feb 2019
10
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As mentioned previously by DianeN5 I think you will find it was the trade unions and their greed that has destroyed this country, together with that warmonger BLiar and his rich cronies!!
Marilyn Connolly
6th Feb 2019
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Absolutely NOT! I was so thrilled when she was elected PM but what a stupid, stupid woman she proved to be. I am ashamed to be of the same gender. She was the instigator of so much that is so wrong in this country now and that money should be used to help our starving children. Bring back the school milk and lunches with that money instead - at least it would be money well spent.
MartinF7
6th Feb 2019
6
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Defo yes, then we can all cheer her. Best PM we ever had, wish the current one could stand up to the EU bullies!
HappyHippie
6th Feb 2019
1
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waste of public money
GladysFriday
6th Feb 2019
5
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Yes, of course there should be a statue to Margaret Thatcher! Not only was she the first ever female Prime Minister, but she was an epic one. OK Many people didn't like her leadership (I have to say I am included in that number), but in hindsight she was strong, clear-headed and honestly believed that she was working for the good of the country above her own ends. Marmite she may be - but forgotten? Never.
Veebee22
6th Feb 2019
6
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We could do with someone like her today, we wouldn’t be in this mess
JeanG57
6th Feb 2019
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Think it all started with her ..Margaret thatcher, the kids milk snatcher..
Nige1878
6th Feb 2019
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To be fair,she did set the wheels in motion for the pigs ear we have now,nasty women !
SusieB100
6th Feb 2019
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Oh dear JeanG57 - do people still use the term Mrs Thatcher the milk snatcher! Free school milk was originally introduced in 1946 to counteract the poor diet which resulted in many child illnesses following WW2. In 1946, under Harold Wilsons Labour government it was withdrawn from secondary schools and Mrs Thatcher had good reason for finally ending it in infant and junior schools. By then families were much wealthier and well able to afford to give their children a good nutritious diet so there was no longer any need for free milk which cost the nation a considerable amount of money.
JonathanW5
6th Feb 2019
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Actually Susie the free school milk along with school dinners for that matter were a God send to myself and i'm sure a lot of others, as I was brought up in an Orphanage, where we were literally starved of the basics that children need to grow and develop..
AliceS
6th Feb 2019
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This woman destroyed heavy industry in the uk and communities she also introduced the poll tax.
DianeN5
6th Feb 2019
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I think you’ll find that the greed of the unions destroyed industry here, both light and heavy. Their demands were unreasonable and unrealistic. Instead of protecting the workers they sacrificed them in the name of socio-communism.
LornaT13
6th Feb 2019
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DianeN5 you have hit the nail on the head - even now the unions try to cause trouble wherever they have any influence (thank god much less since Mrs Thatcher smashed their corrupt club). Just look at the railways, particularly the underground, where they constantly still call unnecessary strikes leaving the workers at their mercy. Trade unions and a socialist government have never achieved anything, they destroyed the British car industry, they are not fit for purpose today as employment legislation has seen to that and they will NEVER be of anyone or any industry in the future. They DO NOT work, as has been proven time and time again.

We are at a major crossroads in British politics and there are great opportunities for change, leaving the EU is a great place to start and banning trade unions altogether would be the next great step. We no longer have any type of a “socialist” party in the true meaning of the word, we live in a democratic society where everyone wants the chance to be equal - Mrs Thatcher provided us with that opportunity so moving forward the future of this country should be in the hands of the people and NOT at the mercy of a corrupt EU, trade unions or champagne socialists. We need to start looking after our own people and stop interfering in everyone elses’s business. Margaret Thatcher left Britain a great legacy and everyone needs to learn how to make the most of it for the good of our country and not for a load of corrupt hangers-on!!
SueM332
6th Feb 2019
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Street parties were only celebrated by ignorant persons , mostly mining communities I expect who blamed her for demise of mines when in fact it was mostly Arthur Scargill
SueM332
6th Feb 2019
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Why not if all there is , is a plaque ?
SueM332
6th Feb 2019
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Spec savers for you PeterW56 cannot tell difference between a lower case q & a g
MargaretH363
6th Feb 2019
5
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A Brilliant Lady and if she was alive today we would be out of Brexit. There is good and bad with all politicians and she put GREAT back into BRITAIN
LornaT13
6th Feb 2019
5
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And warmonger Tony BLiar almost single handedly destroyed the “Great” in Britain!!
jentie51
8th Feb 2019
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I don't part of your comment... exactly what do you mean by "out of brexit?" Does this mean the whole ridiculous situation wouldn't have occured ie no referendum or would she have cancelled brexit, or would she have speeded up the process of withdrawal from the EU?
jentie51
8th Feb 2019
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Ooops... I really should proofread read prior to sending... sorry I omitted the word "understand" regarding your comment.
Judy W
9th Feb 2019
2
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Tony Blair - this country's biggest traitor...closely followed by his wife.
Wilf
6th Feb 2019
8
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I have to say in these times £300k is a lot of money when councils are tight on cash and people are struggling. Best spent on homeless and less well off.
Oldmitch
6th Feb 2019
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I live in Grantham, born and bred. I will never forget the Poll Tax. I refused to pay this and had bailiffs knocking on my door, it was an unfair means of paying a council tax. Then we have the miners strikes. I agree with her thoughts on Europe, but nothing more.
annej2003
8th Feb 2019
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So why was the Poll Tax unfair? Surely people use services so people should pay. We live in a house of two people and next door live in a house of six people (adults). We pay more council tax than they do. How can that be fair? If we had the poll tax they would be paying per person, just as we would and then that would be fair.
guiness
6th Feb 2019
8
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Grantham honours its foremost residents. It has a statue to Sir Issac Newton - therefore they should also honour the first female Primiister of our great nation.
There are enough idiots out there who will desecrate the statue just because they can! Most of said idiots probably don’t even understand who Margaret Thatcher was
Cassie 181
6th Feb 2019
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Why be reminded of this woman's stupid decisions? We should stop spending such huge amounts of taxpayers money on useless memoranda.
MikeR3
6th Feb 2019
9
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I think there should be a statue of the best prime minister we have had in recent times. I doubt we would have the Brexit mess that we have today under her.
If any one vandalises it then send them to prison.
PaulP3
6th Feb 2019
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Far too devisive. Looked for conflict instead of consensus. A natural bully. Attacked the working class, the unions, and miners tried to introduce the poll tax, befriended the fascist dictator Pinochet and chose war in the south Atlantic rather than world diplomacy. Let's not mention her negative attitude to Europe. This person is best forgotten
Lifemask
6th Feb 2019
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I think if a statue were erected it would not last long. She was responsible for privatising many public services like water, the postal service and electricity which should be run for the benefit of all and not for individual profit. She was also responsible for much of the housing crisis by selling off council housing and banning councils from replacing the housing. She started the privatisation of the health service and social care by introducing the concept of purchaser and provider. She did a huge amount of damage to the country.
caroleannetroops
6th Feb 2019
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I live in Grantham and the size of it and the plinth would be an eyesore
Catkins
5th Feb 2019
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I worked for Local Government and believe that she is reponsible for the debacle of the Poll Tax a stupid, unworkable tax that incurred local authorities in damaging costs and created chaos. A statue? its up to her home town but in London most definately not and I know police officers who bought their houses on the overtime during the miners strike. Scargill told the truth from the recently released state papers. I think she was a bully and its sad that even today her legacy lingers on. As for the Ted Heath comment what about hers about Norman Lamont and the dead sheep. ?
annej2003
8th Feb 2019
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So why was the Poll Tax stupid? Surely people use services so people should pay. We live in a house of two people and next door live in a house of six people (adults). We pay more council tax than they do. How can that be fair? If we had the poll tax they would be paying per person, just as we would and then that would be fair.
Catkins
8th Feb 2019
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Unless its a personal tax taken at source its uncollectable. No tax without representation is the theory it did'nt work in the middle ages and not in modern times either. Peasants Revolt proved nothings changed in 600 years. I could baffle you with the theory but simply put its do with a mobile society and actually it would be fair if the house next door is bigger and the residents are all paying income tax (consolidation funds). Where people live is mostly up to them and benefits do reflect the needs revunue. . Legally the arguement for Domestic Rates, Council Tax and Community Charge is that it is not charge for the services utilised by the occupier a but of form of tax on the occupation of a property; therefore the services you may or may not use are irrelevant to the amount paid. Its most definately not fair but it is caculatable whilst the head count was'nt.
Margaret Hart
5th Feb 2019
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I think they should have a statue of her in her home town. She was our first woman Prime Minister and many good things apart from upset the miners - even regarding the miners I felt she was forced into her actions by Arthur Scargills actions. Also before the mines were shutting whenever any miners were interviewed they all said they didn’t want their sons to go down the mines after them - what changed their minds. All of this was conveniently forgotten when they were trying to make everyone hate Margaret. Like anybody she had her faults but who doesn’t but she was a good MP for her constituency and after the treatment she’d had from Ted Heath and others she was a good Prime Minister.
Retiredyorkie
5th Feb 2019
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That is entirely up to the people of Grantham to decided if they wish to look at Margaret Thatcher on a daily basis.

I certainly would not want her in my town thank you very much.
Mikehaver37
5th Feb 2019
6
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She put back the GREAT to Great Britain.
Raindrop
5th Feb 2019
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Thatcher brought in cheaper coal from europe this ruined our miners. The mountains of Wales still hold tonnes of coal. The Tower colliery proved this when it reopened. You cannot beat a coal fired central heating system. Gas maybe be cleaner but coal is warm all day.
Judy W
9th Feb 2019
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Margaret Thatcher brought in coal from Europe because she refused to be dictated to by the miners and their boorish leader. How could she do otherwise when the country had been reduced to working a three day week and we had to eat by candlelight in cold houses during the strikes?
LornaT13
5th Feb 2019
7
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Yes I absolutely believe that there should be a statue of Margaret Thatcher erected in her home town of Grantham if that is what the people of Grantham want - she was one of the greatest Prime Ministers we have ever had in Britain, next to Winston Churchill and she should always be remembered accordingly. Love her or hate her, she was the very first woman to achieve the status of Prime Minister and she was by far the strongest and that is a credit to all women that they can achieve her greatness. She was the daughter of a greengrocer and was not born with the silver spoon in her mouth, nor did she have privilege but she worked extremely hard and achieved what she did purely in her own merit and through determination and hard work and we could do within more people like her in politics today then perhaps we would not be in the appalling mess we are currently in due to an incompetent PM with no backbone!
Raindrop
5th Feb 2019
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You can have her and keep her up there and I`m not a vandal but I hope she`ll now get what she deserves. I am from Wales and she destroyed our mining communities and left thousands of families to struggle with no jobs to turn to. She was a British Hitler he didn`t give a Damm either .Conservatives only look after the rich.
LornaT13
5th Feb 2019
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The British mining industry would have disappeared with it without Mrs Thatcher because it is a resource we no longer use. If you look at the records you will learn that there were more mines closed down in the 1960s under Wilson’s government than at any time before or since Mrs Thatcher FACT
campervan65
6th Feb 2019
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Here here. Well said.
Billythequiche
5th Feb 2019
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In the end it is for the residents of Grantham to decide, I lived there as a child and a teenager but have lived in Yorkshire since then.
My personal opinion is yes.
As a product of a Grantham childhood and schools (good schools), she stands as a tribute to her origins.
She divides opinions sharply but there is no denying her strength and ability in politics. She was respected internationally and raised Britains standing in the world.
She was the nasty medicine needed by the country when she came to power. No other post war politician did more for the country, we would be a lesser nation if she had not.
Her presence now in Brussels would be a godsend.
I will now retire to the bunker and wait for the rain of bombs.
CaroleAH
5th Feb 2019
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You have taken the words right out of my mouth, Billythequiche! So I might be joining you in the bunker with flak jacket and pearl earrings in the style of Kate Adie! 🙂
Wilf
5th Feb 2019
7
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No bombs from me Billy-its a free country and we can all debate in a sensible way. By the way I agree with you!
LornaT13
5th Feb 2019
8
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Spot on! If she was here now, Brexit would have been negotiated and agreed within a year and she would not have hesitated to leave with a no deal because she would never have allowed the EU to even try to bully her. She loved Britain and would have done the best for her country. Think I had better join you in that bunker!!
Judy W
9th Feb 2019
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I think you'd better build an extension on that bunker - there's going to be a lot of us in there!
Wilf
5th Feb 2019
8
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Yes why not. She was one of the UK's greatest Prime Ministers. She is a bit like Marmite-some love her-some hate her. The fact is she did change the face of Britain-got our entrepreneurial juices going and dragged us out of the mire of the 1970s which were a disaster with strikes and productivity useless.
WellMan
5th Feb 2019
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Untill the bloodbaths that Thatcher created and the massive promotion of the ugly irresponsible me me me screw you attitude I was a Conservative.

Thatcher smashed my buisness which produced 470 unemployed skilled staff impacting on 1248 people. Six committed sucide because the then stable thriving economy melted turning personal investements (mortgages etc) into significant unpayable debts.

All this because of political ideology which had and today has no relationship with sound efficient management of our nations economy and scocial responsibilities.

Thatcher was blind to the point of destruction vis legal dismantling of education, law enforcement, health care and complete dereliction of social responsibilities.

Just as we have today but a lot worse as the present Conservatives have further developed the ruins of our nation and national pride. Turning families aginst themselves ... that is the Conservative way.
Richard65
5th Feb 2019
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She was a work horse. Wish she was here to sort out Brexit. When ever she went over to Brussels she always seemed to come back with trade deals and a fist full of rebates, time and time again.
Wilf
5th Feb 2019
5
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I agree if she had been leading Brexit (not that I voted for it) the deal would have been done months ago
Lifemask
6th Feb 2019
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She was also a supporter of the EEC
MrsPat
5th Feb 2019
10
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Good idea. Margaret was a fine woman and a leader. She made some mistakes but we all do.
leo-lady30
5th Feb 2019
10
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Margaret Thatcher set the bar for women in politics the world over, of course she should be commemorated in her home town.

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