No one can divide feeling like Maggie.
Don’t know whether I feel more divided about her than I do any politician – just suspicious of their motives, as always.
I admire the fact she was the first of her kind; I hope she’ll be the last.
How pleased I was for women when she got in – not so pleased after a while. She didn’t represent real women at all. She was just like a man with a handbag.
How chuffed I was that a woman actually got an important role for once.
Not so chuffed about the fact it probably destroyed any faith in women in that kind of role and probably has ruined it for all women politicians who follow on.
We thought at the time a woman and a mum at the head of the country might do something important. With sensitivity. I think she had the sensitivity of a rampaging bullock, even if one with a full set of balls. And a handbag.
But perhaps she had to – to survive.
But I feel no more for her than I do for any politician and that is; a deep lack of trust, a sense that they have a personal and mercenary agenda that’s not going to do the rest of us a hell of a favour, and that they all tell us terrible lies. The word corrupt springs to mind. They are as genuine as fake Gucci.
Whilst she wore her flash shoulder pads and pearls people went hungry, homeless and jobless.
Today, whilst politicians flash about with disgusting incomes, creating cuts that people other than them have to bear, we bleed as a result. Some hungry, homeless, jobless.
No difference really.
Another one bites the dust – who cares. Except that, as always, it’s the commoners who bite the bill.