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Amid the fighting over Margaret Thatcher's legacy, some of the former prime minister's stronger qualities have been lost from sight, writes Catherine O'Mahony.

20th April, 2013
'Did people perhaps expect Thatcher to be more empathetic than average because she was a woman?'

Farewell, Margaret Thatcher. I am glad you have been safely interred, at last. The divisive debate that's been played out across Britain in the past two weeks, in advance of your inexplicably elaborate quasi-state funeral with full military honours, has been unpleasant.

I suspect the Iron Lady might have enjoyed all the fuss a bit (leaving out the unseemly rush to download Ding Dong! The Witch Is Dead). It can't have been easy for a...

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