Thursday October 29, 2020

Vincent Boland: Post-Thatcher Britain is for turning, but into what?

As Boris Johnson’s government steadily unravels the legacy of the Iron Lady, one does not have to be a fan of the Tories to fear that this won’t end well

27th September, 2020
The UK government now led by Johnson has admitted its readiness to break international law – an act Thatcher would regard with contempt

Right before our eyes, something fascinating and rather unthinkable is happening in Britain. As the revolution known as Brexit becomes ever more disruptive, it is shredding and devouring the legacy of an earlier revolution that transformed the country for both better and worse a generation ago: Thatcherism.

The bonfire of the Thatcherite vanities is piling up, and nobody, least of all in the so-called Conservative and Unionist Party, seems to be shouting stop. One does...

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