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Thatcher: UK's divisive leader

Margaret Thatcher was prime minister for 11 years, and she was as decisive with her policies as she was divisive with her people.

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Livingstone: Thatcher's policies 'fundamentally wrong'

Former London mayor Ken Livingstone has described Margaret Thatcher's policies as "fundamentally wrong".

Of course she was popular, she was offering people their homes at a cut price. But she didn't build any houses.

She created today's housing crisis, she produced the banking crisis, she created the benefits crisis.

It was her government that started putting people on incapacity benefits rather than register them as unemployed because the Britain she inherited was broadly at full employment.

She decided when she wrote off our manufacturing industry that she could live with two or three million unemployed and the legacy of that, the benefits bill that we are still struggling with today.

In actual fact, every real problem we face today is the legacy of the fact she was fundamentally wrong.

– Ken Livingstone on Sky News

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