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Annie Lennox 2009: Photo By Ros O'Gorman, Noise11, Photo

Annie Lennox 2009: Photo By Ros O'Gorman

Annie Lennox Was Not A Thatcher Fan

by Paul Cashmere on April 11, 2013

in News

Annie Lennox has spoken out about the death of Margaret Thatcher talking about how the “Iron Lady” polarized a nation with her brutal polices at a pen stroke.

Annie Lennox 2009: Photo By Ros O'Gorman, Noise11, Photo

Annie Lennox 2009: Photo By Ros O'Gorman

In her Facebook post Annie writes, “Margaret Thatcher’s death has provoked an outpouring of polarised responses, clearly reflecting how people felt, and still feel about her, right up to the present day.

UPDATE: Annie Lennox comments anger Thatcher supporters.

“As a political leader, her style was strident (some would say strong), inflexible (some would say firm), authoritarian (some would say powerful), tough (some would say resolute), arrogant (some would say assured), snobbish (some would say she had a sense of values), and faintly ridiculous, (some would say patriotic). She was the headmistress and we were the renegade schoolchildren. She was the leader and we were the ardent followers…all depending on which side you happened to be on.

“Despite the evidence of her gender, she could never be described as a Feminist. She was more of a singular woman in the old boys club than a defender of women’s rights.

“Although she was the daughter of a humble grocer shop owner, her aspirations far outreached her roots..which is tremendous but… she failed to have any real understanding or connection with ordinary people, riding rough shod over their lives, leaving them to deal with the aftermath of a decimated industrial era. Entire communities disintegrated with generations being left to cope for decades down the line.

“I admire dedication, strength of purpose and vision, these are all fine qualities but when political policies are so brutally hard line, that they affect people’s entire existence at a pen stroke (whilst being told to pull themselves up by their boot straps), you can be sure that the spirit of dictatorship has arisen. From my own perspective I keep recalling the heavy sense of oppression that saturated every aspect of the Seventies, and I can’t say I have any sense of fond nostalgia”.

Margaret Thatcher was the British Prime Minister from 1979-1990. She died from a stroke on Monday, April 8, 2013.

Her death has promoted the 1939 Wizard of Oz classic ‘Ding Dong The Witch Is Dead’ to go back to number one on the UK iTunes chart.

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