Margaret Thatcher, the UK’s longest-serving prime minister and scourge of Jacques Delors, died on 8 April. Fittingly, tributes poured in, centring on her achievements as a stateswoman, as her country’s first female prime minister, as a leader in tough times. She was a divisive figure, even current prime minister, David Cameron, who cut short a brief European trip aimed at gaining support for his EU reform programme, had to acknowledge this; she remains controversial two...

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