Just in case you were wondering how half the country viewed the Iron Lady – here’s a good example of the tough satire of the period!
These were blu-tacked to my bedroom wall when I was a student – found them yesterday languishing at the bottom of a plastic bag unopened since 1984. I am a terrible hoarder! Don’t know who the artist was or whether these are in any way collectable – your views or info appreciated.
I recently unearthed a poem by a miner’s wife in my archive – dating from the 1984/85 miners strike.
The cartoonist for the Militant newspaper – Alan Hardman – had an uncompromising view of the Iron Lady. Always with a large beak of a nose, sharp teeth and mad eyes. Though Thatcher was massively unpopular, she was a gift for cartoonists and satirists.