Legacy of Margaret Thatcher’s reign is thousands of ‘unjust’ deaths of Britons, says study

15 Feb

Benefit tales

THE legacy of Margaret Thatcher’s reign as Prime Minister includes thousands of ‘unjust’ and ‘premature’ deaths of British people, a study has claimed today.

Welfare cuts, housing policies and high unemployment levels during Baroness Thatcher’s time as leader led to the loss of “many” lives according to academics. 

The research said the policies of the three times PM also sparked a dramatic increase in poverty rates and sparked a massive increase in income inequality. The study also accuses Baroness Thatcher of wilfully engineering an economic catastrophe by dismantling traditional industries to undermine the power of working class organisations.

Academics from the universities of Durham, Liverpool, West of Scotland, Glasgow and Edinburgh compiled the study which was published in the International Journal of Health Services.

Dr Alex Scott-Samuel from Liverpool University said: “[Margaret Thatcher’s legacy] includes the unnecessary and unjust premature death of many British citizens, together with a substantial and…

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