Where, though, do you get the notion that she was Britain's greatest peace-time PM of the 20th Century? What exactly did she do, beyond giving the Argies what for, that did actually qualify for Greatness? She made Britain a Global Financial Powerhouse? Well, I think we can see now what a sound basis that made for long-term greatness*. And I really don't think you can just blame Blair/Brown/Cameroon; surely it's obvious to all now that the whole concept of the Global Financial Powerhouse was, on the whole, fraudulent, being based, as it is, on something that doesn't actually exist.
* sarcasm in, in case it wasn't apparent
It was Thatcher, like all Tory Prime Minister before and since, who had to clean up the economic mess left to us by Labour. Remember, it was Labour who were in power for most of the 1970s when Britain's economy hit the doldrums and became the Sick Man of Europe. It was under Labour when Britain suffered under the Winter of Discontent. It was therefore left to Thatcher to clean up the economic mess that Labour made, just as it's now left up to Cameron to clean up the economic mess that Labour made. And Thatcher made a fine job of it, too. By the late Eighties Britain was booming, with annual economic growth approaching 6%. Ten years later Labour came to power and, before long, they bankrupted us.
Thatcher very much deserves a statue in her home town.