Boris Johnson: ‘Margaret Thatcher was a revolutionary and a liberator’

The Mayor of London said that Margaret Thatcher's greatest achievement was to "knock on the head the defeatism and the pessimism of the post-war consensus".

"She freed millions of people to buy their own homes, to buy shares in British companies and yes, sometimes the things that she said were tough, but I think when you look back, she was overwhelmingly right in her judgements," he said.

"She was right about the unions, she was right about the threat of Soviet communism and I think she's been proved overwhelmingly right about the euro."

He added that her memory would live on and that Britain remained "very much in her debt".

Email your tributes or memories to thatchermemories@telegraph.co.uk

Source: ITN

One thought on “Boris Johnson: ‘Margaret Thatcher was a revolutionary and a liberator’”

  1. Her problem was that she was usually right. “Usually” is not “always”, for any of us. Only mad people do not sometimes u-turn, sometimes she did (quietly) – personally I made her once in 1981 when she tried to ensure that a Central Government IT procurement went to ICL, contrary to the EU Second Supplies Directive. its a shame someone did not stop her getting the poll tax horribly wrong, despite the correctness of the philosophy. Where was her consigliere?

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