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The one Thatcher fact that all of the media have agreed on is that she was a 'divisive' figure. It doesn't take Pulitzer prize-winning journalism to work that one out, you might think, especially after the last week. But it's more than a statement of the obvious: in the hands of the right, it's quickly become part of the new mythology.
Geoffrey Howe, the former Tory minister whose resignation speech is credited for hastening the downfall of Margaret Thatcher
Many sections of the media have been awash with extravagant praise since her death: some justified; most wild exaggerations. The Tories have tried to milk the Thatcher legacy to halt their present collapsing poll ratings.
If you missed Margaret Thatcher's funeral, fear not - for here are a few highlights, with commentary by Daniel Smeeth. 'Unrehearsed
The divide in opinion about Margaret Thatcher has also been seen in graffiti painting in the 'Graffiti Tunnel' Leake Street
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The tributes to Margaret Thatcher have her endlessly depicted her as a conviction politician - but history will find the reality less consistent, more complex. Those who bother to drill down into the myth soon realise that she was as mutable and movable as any other politician, too often an empty vessel waiting to be told what to do and think, and always prepared to pretend the opposite of what she believed if it would get her to where she needed to go.
Margaret Thatcher has pipped Tony Blair in a new opinion poll of Prime Ministers past and present. The Iron Lady was rated
The masked woman made up one of the four protesters HuffPost glimpsed outside St Paul's cathedral HuffPost then bumped into