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.
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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.
Thatcher squeezed public services but high unemployment meant spending rose by an average of 1.1% a year.
The New Statesman was at the forefront of anti-Thatcher campaigning. But in common with much of the left, it never properly understood the forces she unleashed.
"She moved the centre ground of British politics," the Labour leader said. He is trying to achieve the same feat today.
"I hate feminism. It is poison," she reportedly told her adviser Paul Johnson.
How Barack Obama, Mikhail Gorbachev, Ed Miliband and others have responded to the former prime minister's death.
The left has no monopoly on political correctness. Just try being rude about Margaret Thatcher. Right now, the list of things we’re not allowed to say about the rich and powerful is getting longer - and not just for professional writers.