Alastair Balls CB is a former senior economic adviser to the U.K. HM Treasury.
He is also Director, Northern Region, Departments of Environment and Transport, and Chairman of the International Centre for Life.
Baroness Thatcher was honoured with a ceremonial funeral at St Paul's Cathedral in the presence of the Queen and dignitaries.
If there were protests, they certainly did not disrupt Baroness Thatcher's funeral nor sully what was indisputably a dignified farewell.
The National Secretary of the National Union of Mineworks, Chris Kitchen, shares his thoughts of Margaret Thatcher's legacy.