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Mixed views of Thatcher in the UK

Monday, April 08, 2013 - 01:21

April 8 - Mixed reaction in the UK after Baroness Thatcher dies from a stroke at the age of 87. Deborah Lutterbeck reports.

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News breaks in the UK announcing the death of former Prime Minister Margaret Thatcher. Loved or loathed in death as in life, the woman known as the Iron Lady for rolling back the powers of state left few indifferent. (SOUNDBITE) (English) UNIDENTIFIED MAN, SAYING: "Well, she stood up for us in Europe. She stood up to the unions and I think she made Britain feel important again." (SOUNDBITE) (English) UNIDENTIFIED MAN, SAYING: "She was all right for her time. I think she went mad at the end and she probably had some very bad advice. Things like the poll tax riots and things, someone should have advised her better because obviously she wasn't very in touch with public opinion I don't think." (SOUNDBITE) (English) UNIDENTIFIED MAN, SAYING: "Well I was deeply saddened actually. I know she was a figure who was controversial to say the least but she's undoubtedly one of the greatest Britons of the last century, the 20th century, as well as being the first woman prime minister she was a great prime minister regardless of her sex. And she leave a legacy that I think this country has overall benefited from." The British government said Thatcher will have a ceremonial funeral with military honors at London's St. Paul's Cathedral.

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Mixed views of Thatcher in the UK

Monday, April 08, 2013 - 01:21