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My Yorkshire shame; MAILBAG.

FOR the first time in my life I have been ashamed to belong to a Yorkshire where people dance in the street and celebrate the death of a democratically elected Prime Minister.

Margaret Thatcher was not a Saddam Hussein. The miners were not the only ones losing their jobs. After serving seven years in the navy, my husband worked in a woollen mill for 26 years which was closed, along with most of the others in our town. After being unemployed for a while, aged 50 he found work through a friend as postman - a job he would never have expected to do in a month of Sundays.

Even after the Tory government was voted out, Labour in all its 12 years in office, did nothing to replace the mills, mines, steel and engineering works in Yorkshire. We became an economic wilderness.

So do not put all the blame for all the wrongs of the land on Margaret Thatcher and do not put her on the same level as Saddam Hussein and others like him, whose effigies were burnt because they were tyrants and murderers.

MRS N CLARKE Almondbury
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Publication:Huddersfield Daily Examiner (Huddersfield, England)
Date:Apr 24, 2013
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