British singer Morrissey slams Margaret Thatcher: ‘Barbaric,’ ‘a terror’

Thatcher in 1991
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Morrissey, the British singer who rose to fame with The Smiths and has become an outspoken political activist, has ripped the legacy of former British Prime Minister Margaret Thatcher in a column for Newsweek/The Daily Beast.

Morrissey calls Thatcher “a terror” in his column, mentioning various elements of her time as prime minister of Great Britain, including her confrontations with unions and the country’s record in the Falkland Islands War.

See the column at The Daily Beast.