Margaret Thatcher dies of stroke

Baroness Thatcher died this morning following a stroke, her spokesman Lord Bell said.

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Reading MP's tribute to Thatcher

Rob Wilson MP for Reading East said: "My condolences go to the family and friends of Baroness Thatcher, it is dreadful to hear this news.

"This is the passing of one of the huge political figures of the 20th century. She can rightfully be ranked alongside Reagan and Gorbachev internationally.

"She played an instrumental role in bringing down the Berlin Wall and defeating Communism in Eastern Europe and freeing millions of people.

"Churchill was a great and inspirational war time leader, but Mrs Thatcher was pre-eminent amongst the peace time Prime Ministers.

"She changed the terms of economic debate, rolled back the state and told the country about the harsh economic realities it faced. Some loved and admired her, others didn’t, but history will be extraordinarily kind to her as I told her on a number of occasions."


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