Grantham Journal letter: Good stance on Falklands

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Margaret Thatcher was indeed a divisive character.

As a former member of the Armed Forces, I applaud her for sending a task force to retake the Falkland Islands.

Sadly, I don’t think our present Prime Minister has the character or the backbone to do the same today.

What I have against her, is the introduction of the Right to Buy for council tenants, which has caused the present crisis in social housing, by reducing the housing stock. Although, it should be noted that the following Labour government, during their 13 years in office, have also contributed to the housing crisis by not building enough council housing.

Love or hate her, she will probably be the only female Prime Minister this country will ever have.

Personally, I don’t think there should be a public statue of her in Grantham – people have long memories of her time in office. Perhaps a statue of her in Grantham Museum?

Geoffrey Wildman

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