Before all the historiographical “studies” get published, in a few days or weeks or months, I thought it best to say something about this woman, off the cuff so to speak, as I did witness the major events she was pivotal to.
Forget the “first woman prime minster” rubbish and crap. It doesn’t matter: she was a scientist, which did matter. The FemiNazis sold the pass on that “woman thing” when they decided that all humans were equal but still insisted, even after winning, that women were more equal than men.
Thatcher’s problem stemmed from the zeitgeist of the time she was born into. The Nazis had won WW2 (although Germany had been defeated, which was a mere minor inconvenience since international socialism wasn’t critically-based on any one specific nation.) Therefore, a hard-socialist government was therefore safely installed in Britain and liberals like Churchill could be “consigned to the dustbin of history”.
The demolition of liberalism could now begin, properly, as all Nazism’s foes – except possibly Harry Truman who wasn’t proximally concerned with us and our fate – were financially bust. So the Fabian Project could go ahead.
By the time a “kinda straight kinda girl” (aka the foul Blair) got to be able to try to inject some reality and conservatism (as a starter for liberalism) into British politics, the rot had (as Enoch Powell stated) “set in”.
She perhaps, as a scientist, realised that you couldn’t “get there from here”. you had to at least make the state more efficient, and also hope to decrease its size at the same time, in order to be able to get away all its accumulated “functions”. This could be seen I guess, as a sort of soft alternative to a revolution.
Perhaps she ought to have gone straight for revolution: perhaps we will now have to anyway. But perhaps she was trying to avoid the pain and upheavals that would attend one of these.