From the Listener
When Rob met Maggie: On the 30th anniversary of the Falklands War in 2012, Joanne Black examined the New Zealand Government response, and Thatcher’s relationship with New Zealand prime minister Robert Muldoon.
On the 30th anniversary of Thatcher’s Conservative government coming to power in 1979 former British Labour MP Bryan Gould in 2009 reviewed two books that assess Thatcher’s legacy. “Thatcher had a collection of largely conventional – and partly anachronistic – views, rather than the coherent and ground-breaking political philosophy often attributed to her.”
In the same issue, Guy Somerset looked at the reimagining of Thatcher as a comic character.
The UK front pages (via @suttonnick)
A revealing roundup of regional papers’ front pages is here.
Daily Telegraph: “The outstanding peacetime leader of the 20th century” (the obituary is in ten parts).
Independent (Andy McSmith): “The most divisive political leader of modern times”
Guardian (Anne Perkins): “A political phenomenon”
Daily Mail (Peter Oborne): “She will be held in honour for as long as English is spoken”
New York Times (Joseph R Gregory): “Conservative who reforged Britain”
BBC (Nick Robinson): “one of the most influential political figures of the 20th Century”
Reuters: “loved and loathed in equal measure”
Daily Telegraph: “The woman who made Britain great again”
Times: “A woman of simple truths”
Independent: “Margaret Thatcher ruled – and she divided”
Global Times, China: “Thatcher left UK and China a mixed legacy”
The BBC has a roundup of world media opinion here
And then there’s
• A deliberately disrespectful cartoon from the Guardian’s Steve Bell.
• Glenn Greenwald on “misapplied death etiquette”
• Buzzfeed has compiled “21 incredibly angry songs about Margaret Thatcher”.
• Billy Bragg’s take.
• An acute prophecy from last year: “What Twitter will look like when Margaret Thatcher dies”.
• Thatcher’s role in the invention of soft-serve ice-cream, and other little-known facts.
• A guide to Thatcher for One Direction fans.
• Russell Brand’s column on growing up in Thatcher’s Britain is winning much acclaim.