When senior figures of other parties have died I have not thought it right to use their funerals as an opportunity to go over the disagreements I had with them in life.
I would just remind Margaret Thatcher’s critics that she won three General Elections with large majorities. Everything she did was approved by Parliament, and subject to challenge in Parliament by the opposition of the day. The main opposition to her later had thirteen years with large majorities of their own when they could overturn or correct anything they did not like from her past actions.
She did not cause the banking crash of 2007-8, the deep recession of 2008-9, nor the decline of industry of the last decade. The whole financial regulatory framework was changed by the new government in 1997. The Labour government chose not to renationalise privatised industries, not to restore free milk in schools (which they had taken away from secondary pupils), not to change most of the new Union laws, and not to put the Income Tax rates back up.