The witch is dead. She was only a grocer's daughter, but she ruined lives like a real emperor.

In 1981 ska band The Specials  released Ghost Town. The song starkly confronts unemployment, urban decay and violence in Thatcher's Britain.

The song was inspired by the sight of elderly women selling their possessions on the streets of Glasgow.   Keyboardist Jerry Dammers said: 'It was unbelievable. It was clear that something was very, very wrong.'

The summer of 1981 saw riots in over thirty cities and towns in Thatcher's  Britain.

The heirs of  Margaret Thatcher, including Tony Blair and David Cameron, have continued the 'work ' of Margaret Thatcher. 

Last month an alliance of more than 70 charities, including the Citizens Advice Bureau, Age UK, the Disability Rights Alliance and the Child Poverty Action Group was formed  to monitor the growth in UK food poverty, with a view to triggering a formal United Nations investigation.

This poverty has been exacerbated by the Com-Lib's  government's new punitive welfare reforms.

'The rapid spread of UK food poverty shows that we are living in desperate times,' said a spokesperson for the alliance. ' Children are going to bed hungry and families are facing the distress and humiliation of needing emergency food parcels, some having had to walk for miles to get them.'

David Cameron said today that Margaret Thatcher had saved Britain's future:

'When people said that Britain could not be great again – she proved them wrong. Margaret Thatcher loved this country and served it with all she had. For that she has her well-earned place in history – and the enduring respect and gratitude of the British people.'


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