Tributes to Grantham-born Margaret Thatcher

Grantham cartoonist Mark Bayliss sent in this caricature of Margaret Thatcher as a tribute.
Grantham cartoonist Mark Bayliss sent in this caricature of Margaret Thatcher as a tribute.

This caricature of Margaret Thatcher was sent as a tribute by Grantham cartoonist Mark Bayliss.

His tribute read: A most controversial character that divided Britain. A strong and determined lady, forever remembered. Margaret Thatcher, R.I.P.

Mark Bayliss.

Other tributes sent in to the Journal since the news of Baroness Thatcher’s death was announced yesterday (Monday):

* It was with great sadness that I heard the death of Margaret Thatcher, a great lady from our town who changed our country and made it a better place for so many people.

She proved herself in so many ways and whatever your political beliefs I think everyone has to agree that she achieved a great deal through her life if nothing more than being the first lady Prime Minister to win three general elections. Love her or loathe her you have to admit that she was one ballsy lady and stood up for what she thought was just and good from the Argentinian Junta to Arthur Scargill she took them on and won.

I hope that the good people of Grantham rally round and fight for a statue of our Iron lady, they should be proud to come from the same town as such an inspirational figure.

Debbie O’Keefe

* I feel utterly compelled to write upon hearing the very sad news about the passing of Baroness Thatcher.

Baroness Thatcher deserves nothing less than a full state funeral. She was simply the greatest Prime Minister to Date after Sir Winston Churchill. She makes today’s politicians look just plain Weak and Ultra lightweight. She had a steely determination to do her upmost for her country. Yes, not everything she did was perfect but at least she gave it her best shot. She Curtailed the Unions, She defended our interests all over ther world and gave the EU a bloody nose over our rebate, a rebate, incidently that Blair just handed back. I have always had a soft spot for Maggie, whilst not always agreeing with her, but she would always have got my vote..ALWAYS. Today I received an e-mail from a Kenyan friend of mine offering condolences...That goes to show the stature of this woman.

She was a giant amongst wimps. she will be greatly missed.

RIP Maggie.

Roy Coldham, Peascliffe Drive, Grantham