'Thatcher saved us' claims Cardiff professor

The Institute of Economic Affairs, the think-tank behind many of the policies that became know as 'Thatcherism' have issued a series of tributes to Margaret Thatcher following her funeral, including this from Profesor Patrick Minford of the Cardiff Business School.

As Prime Minister, Margaret Thatcher faced overwhelming odds. The truth is that she saved us from economic disaster and turned Britain once more into an engine of economic progress. For this we must treasure and honour her memory.

– Prof Patrick Minford, IEA Trustee and former economic advisor to Baroness Thatcher

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Margaret Thatcher's funeral

Falklands veterans from the Welsh Guards have helped lead the funeral procession for Baroness Thatcher at St Paul's Cathedral. Welsh politicians and public figures were also at the service, as people lined the streets outside.