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Death of Margaret Thatcher – Guildford Conservatives Issue Statement

Published on: 9 Apr, 2013
Updated on: 10 Apr, 2013

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Guildford Conservatives have issued a statement following the death of former Prime Minister Margaret Thatcher yesterday (Monday, April 8th).

The statement starts:It is with huge sadness that the Guildford Conservative Association announces the death of Lady Thatcher.

Alan Young, the recently elected, Chairman of the Guildford Conservative Association, said, “Margaret Thatcher was a true conviction politician who smashed through the glass ceiling of politics to become the Britain’s first woman prime minister.

“She helped the country to stand tall again after it was crippled by the unions and she spread wealth across society like no other prime minister.

“She defined an era for so many people in this country in striving unceasingly to fight for the fundamental values she held dear.

“The economic turnaround of the United Kingdom, the ending of the Cold War, the spread of mass home ownership and share ownership, through an ambitious programme of privatisation, will be her legacy.

“Margaret Thatcher was proud to take a housewife’s approach to politics in a then male dominated world.  She understood the importance of good housekeeping, paying attention to detail and making ends meet and was not afraid to speak her mind.

“As she famously said, ‘If you want something said, ask a man; if you want something done, ask a woman.'”

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Responses to Death of Margaret Thatcher – Guildford Conservatives Issue Statement

  1. Bernard Parke Reply

    April 9, 2013 at 2:46 pm

    The best man the Tories ever had.

  2. John Schluter Reply

    April 10, 2013 at 12:00 am

    I am not, nor was I, a fan of Thatcher or of Thatcherism.

    After the main news regarding her death on the Today programme this morning, the next item was the fact that some five million households in the UK are in the red to their energy supplier.

    Given the recent news that SSE recently had to pay millions in fines in response to Ofgem’s ruling on their mis-selling policy, and with a lot of elderly and vulnerable people now somewhat reticent about turning on the heating I wander if, maybe, it would have been better had no-one “told Sid”.

    A national resource for all at a reasonable price, after all I don’t recall any SSE rigs in the North Sea.

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