With a star-studded cast, this Friday sees the UK release of the highly publicised and lauded film The Iron Lady ...
However there is some disgruntlement and criticism, primarily due to the fact that central to the film is the depiction of Thatcher as a frail old lady suffering from dementia. And I agree - this is wholly unacceptable and wrong.
As any balanced person with any sense of common decency and morality will surely agree, the suggestion that Thatcher is only suffering from poor judgement, confusion and troubling mental imagery in her later years is ridiculous - she was always completely barking mad. You'd have to be to sell off the National Assets and social housing, go to War to win an election, and let's not forget the debacle surrounding the introduction of the Community Charge. etc
I will not be watching the film - I think I would retch at every scene.