Ed Miliband: “Margaret Thatcher was a ‘unique political figure”.
Mr Miliband offered his condolences to Baroness Thatcher’s family and her children, Mark and Carol, in particular.
“Of course she was controversial, we disagreed with much of what she did as a Labour Party, but we can disagree and also hugely respect her extraordinary achievements and her extraordinary personal strength,”
“When I think about it, David Cameron, Nick Clegg and myself were all shaped, in a way, by the politics of Lady Thatcher, and the way she defined the politics particularly of the 1980s.”
He added that, although the former prime minister had been a deeply divisive figure at the height of her power, she had shown the “utmost courage and dignity” in her final years, when he health was failing.
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