As you have undoubtedly heard, Margaret Thatcher died today. From the BBC:
Former Prime Minister Baroness Thatcher has died “peacefully” at the age of 87 after suffering a stroke while staying at the Ritz hotel in central London.
David Cameron called her a “great Briton” and the Queen spoke of her sadness at the death.
Lady Thatcher was Conservative prime minister from 1979 to 1990. She was the first woman to hold the role.
She will not have a state funeral but will be accorded the same status as Princess Diana and the Queen Mother.
The ceremony, with full military honours, will take place at London’s St Paul’s Cathedral.
I will leave it to others to discuss and debate her legacy. Personally I was impressed with her determination to be a leader in the face of strong opposition that had nothing whatsoever to do with her policies but because of her gender, even from within her own party. For that she deserves a great deal of credit and honor.
I hold her family in the Light.