What remains for all of us to face up to is her political and economic heritage, for Thatcher might be dead, but Thatcherism is alive and well. And its reach was never more ubiquitous as is it today. In her very own words, Thatcher affirmed individual gain above collective benefit when she said: "There is no such thing as society."
Ed Miliband will make an error this week when he prevents his MPs an open vote on an EU referendum. Polling data shows that the majority of voters want their say on EU membership. Also, recent political history should also impress upon the Labour leader that his party's credibility can hinge on their approach to European matters.