The passing of Margaret Thatcher brings to end the life of one of the remarkable political personalities of my lifetime.
The “Iron Lady” is a sobriquet that was well earned and will always evoke her image. Above all else, she was tough.
The U.S. Navy, in its infinite wisdom, stationed me at a little base in eastern Scotland from 1971-74. I remember “Thatcher the milk snatcher”, as she was called when she was Minister for Education, from first-hand experience.