12:28pm Friday 12th April 2013
By Tom Edwards
IT’S been quite a week in politics, with the death of Baroness Thatcher filling newspapers and TV schedules across the globe for days on end.
Most fascinating of all for us was Lady T’s close links to Worcester and Malvern because of her extraordinary friendship with confidante and personal assistant Cynthia Crawford, who is based in the city.
As the hours passed following the Iron Lady’s passing on Monday, one revelation followed another, from the shopping trips in Worcester to her love of the cathedral, visits to New Road and relaxing days out at the Royal Worcester Porcelain site.
Whatever your view on this incredible figure, nobody can deny the fascination with one of the world’s most influential leaders in the western world over the last century.
But with her close links to Worcestershire, one wonders what Lady Thatcher would make of the county today – and what she’d have changed, given the chance?
Under the grand idea, she’d turn up in a ‘battle bus’ by Worcester Cathedral to highlight cuts Tory controlled County Hall has made to public transport in Worcestershire.
But after the former premier’s passing the lefties (those sensible ones who didn’t perversely gloat about it anyway) at Labour HQ in London scrapped the entire thing around an hour before it was due to get under way as a sign of respect.
Even after death, Lady T managed to royally screw up the Labour Party.
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