Last month British Politics and Policy at LSE ran a series of articles reflecting on the legacy of Margaret Thatcher. This eCollection is a select sample of some of the most interesting posts from that series.
On April 8th 2013 Margaret Thatcher, the UK’s first female Prime Minister, died at the age of 87. She was a divisive and controversial figure, lionised by some and reviled by others, yet the unique role she played in British political history was recognised by all. She established a new common sense within British politics, replacing the old post-war consensus with a new regime orientated towards free markets, privatisation and labour flexibility. This eCollection draws together a range of commentators who reflect on this legacy, as well as the life and career of the woman herself.