Britons remain divided on Margaret Thatcher legacy

by
Sameera Ehteram
In South Yorkshire at the National Union of Miners building, many would be celebrating the passing of Margaret Thatcher, a figure often blamed for the downfall of Britain's mining communities.

In South Yorkshire at the National Unionof Miners building, many would be celebrating the passing of Margaret Thatcher, a figure often blamed for the downfall of Britain's mining communities.

A sharply divisive figure in life, news of Margaret Thatcher's death has brought similar displays of love and loathing across the United Kingdom.

At the National Union of Miners in South Yorkshire, many were expected to celebrate the passing of a figure often blamed for the downfall of Britain's mining communities.

As Britain's only female prime minister, Thatcher is attributed with crushing trade unions, privatizing vast swathes of British industry, clashing with allies in the European economic bloc and fighting a distant war for the Falkland Islands.

Scenes of celebration unfolded in Glasgow as crowds gathered to chant and cheer, laying out anti-Thatcher posters.

The former premier died peacefully on Monday morning at the Ritz Hotel after a stroke.

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