The Labour MP for Jarrow (a rotten borough if ever there was one) Stephen Hepburn has decided to negate the importance of Margaret Thatcher in the history of this country by tabling the following motion.
That this House recalls the cruel and divisive reign of Margaret Thatcher and demands that the statue be removed from the Members' Lobby until such time as its erection has been approved by a vote in the House.I can think of two words, and the second is off. Thatcher, love her or loathe her, deserve a statue in Parliament. She precided over massive social change in this country which has not been rolled back.
If you said to a 15 year old today that 25 years ago you had to wait five months to get a telephone line and you had rent the handset from BT they'd quite rightly think we were all mad. And that is just one, of many great things she changed about this country.