SIM Ep 226 Doc 2 Pt 2: That Bloody Woman – Exploring Margaret Thatcher's Legacy

Forty years after Margaret Thatcher became the UK's first female Prime Minister, she remains one of the most divisive names in British political history. We wanted to explore her political legacy today, so asked 22 women - some of whom knew her, most of who spent their formative years in Thatcher's Britain - about how Thatcherism changed, and continues to change the country we live in.

In the second part of our two-part special podcast, we look what That Bloody Woman did for – or indeed to – country, society and state.. Featuring the thoughts of Jess Phillips MP; author Val McDermid; political commentator Ayesha Hazarika; Southall Black Sisters' Pragna Patel; former health minister Edwina Currie; journalist Samira Ahmed, author Claire Allan; journalist Siobhan Fenton; writer AL Kennedy; comedian Jo Caulfield; Debbie Mathews and Dot Rodgers from the Sheffield Women Against Pit Closures, and disability rights activist Barbara Lisicki, among many others.

In part one we look at the effect Thatcher had on women and minorities, and if you haven't already listened, you should.

Thanks to ITV's News At Ten.

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