Uni research of Thatcher legacy

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DURHAM University experts have published new research condemning the impact of Margaret Thatcher’s policies on the wellbeing of the British public.

The study concludes that as a result of unnecessary unemployment, welfare cuts and damaging housing policies, the former prime minister’s legacy includes the unnecessary and unjust premature death of many British citizens, together with a substantial and continuing burden of suffering and loss of wellbeing.

The research shows that there was a massive increase in income inequality under Mrs Thatcher and UK poverty rates went up from 6.7 per cent in 1975 to 12 per cent in 1985.