Politics 22 November 2010 Margaret Thatcher's resignation: five views Roy Hattersley, Oona King, John Sergeant, Geoffrey Howe, and Laurie Penny share their thoughts. Print HTML Twenty years ago today, Margaret Thatcher announced that she would resign as prime minister and as leader of the Conservative Party. This is how the BBC reported it at the time: In honour of this, the New Statesman's Thatcher special last week asked for memories, analysis, and opinion from commentators and figures close to Thatcher at the time. In case you missed it, here's a recap: 1.Maggie Thatcher's long goodbye Roy Hattersley analyses Thatcher's legacy -- which Tony Blair soon picked up. 2. When the lady lost her bearings John Sergeant, then of the BBC, recalls how the Iron Lady's resignation was the making of him. Her chancellor Geoffrey Howe also shares his thoughts, as does Oona King, before her own life in politics. 3. What Maggie means to my generation Laurie Penny considers what Thatcher means to the younger generation. 4. What if . . . Thatcher had stayed on And finally, Dominic Sandbrook speculates on what might have been if she'd clung on for another term. › Labour should be "reformers of the state", says Miliband Samira Shackle is a freelance journalist, who tweets @samirashackle. She was formerly a staff writer for the New Statesman. Subscribe More Related articles Is TTIP a threat or an opportunity? As long as Jeremy Corbyn's Labour opponents are divided, he will rule Where are the moderate Tories condemning Zac Goldsmith’s campaign?