Labour MP David Winnick drew sharp criticism from members of the Conservative benches after accusing Thatcher of treating millions with "brutal contempt."
In a special sitting of the House of Commons to pay tribute to the Baroness who died in the Ritz on Monday, he said it would be hypocritical not to point out the "human cost" of her policies and the immense pain and suffering they caused.
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