“Thatcherism in its original form was a creed of thrift, of self-reliance, of aspiration, of liberty in the purest sense. It was also one of unswerving, ironclad patriotism,” says conservative The Daily Telegraph following the death of the former prime minister on April 8.
“Throughout her career, she thrived on her enemies’ scorn,” says the newspaper, adding: “Her chief accomplishment was to free British business, not least from the control of the unions.”
She would have been “a giant in any age,” continues the newspaper, regretting that “in our current straits, we have no one to match her. […] If Britain is still Great, it is because of this greatest of Britons.”