"A woman? Not on my terms," says the Labour MP, declaring that Thatcher wreaked "the most heinous, social, economic and spiritual damage upon this country".
"Not for her the contempt sometimes heaped on ideas and new thinking in political life."
"They say that cometh the hour, cometh the man. Well in 1979 came the hour, and came The Lady."
Towns like Rotherham have still not recovered from Thatcher's destruction of industry, says Labour MP Sarah Champion. Today's tribute is an inappropriately partisan use of parliament.
Like the poll tax, the decision to cut council tax support by 10 per cent will force the poorest households to pay the local charge regardless of their income.
Former minister John Healey says "this will not be the occasion or opportunity" to criticise Thatcher's record but David Winnick says it would be "absolutely hypocritical" not to.
Margaret Thatcher was sexy, and she used her sex appeal as a weapon to disarm male colleagues at a time when politics was an even more hostile environment for women than it is now.
Edit wars and Alex Salmond.
Norman Lamont is wrong to suggest that inequality increased "much more" under Labour. It surged under Thatcher and rose slightly under Blair and Brown.
In opposition, Cameron recognised the profound limits of Thatcher's approach. But in office he has retreated into dogmatism.