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“First lady of girl power”: Thatcher’s death – the Twitter reaction

Britain’s first female prime minister died today at the age of 87. The reaction on Twitter was somewhat mixed…

File photo of Prime Minister Margaret Thatcher
File photo of Prime Minister Margaret Thatcher
Image: PA/PA Wire/Press Association Images

IF YOU WANT to know what people think about a modern event, take to Twitter.

There, you’ll find every opinion imaginable on the issue. Baronness Margaret Thatcher’s death at the age of 87 today saw flurries of opinions being tweeted within seconds of the news being reported, and each one captured how polarising the former British Prime Minister was as a leader.

However, Twitter being Twitter, there are also the tweets from those who have no idea who Thatcher is – or think she is a friend of their favourite boyband.

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