margaret thatcher funeral
Mrs Thatcher was not universally adored, and the public ceremony she was accorded, unsurprisingly riled the many Britons who did not prosper during her time in office. For them, the tide of effusive public tributes were indulgent, partisan displays of hero worship.
Whereas radicalism once polarised society between left and right, perhaps it is now apathy which polarises a society from its political class.
What if the opportunities afforded to a young Margaret Roberts had been different? What would happen to a Margaret Roberts born in 2013? Maybe a woman of Margaret Thatcher's mind would overcome these modern difficulties, but maybe she would not. The ladder of social mobility has been kicked away and how much potential, how many modern Margarets will we waste as a result?