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Morrissey Says Late Prime Minister Margaret Thatcher Was “a Terror Without an Atom of Humanity”

Image courtesy of Facebook.com/Morrissey (via ABC News Radio)
Image courtesy of Facebook.com/Morrissey (via ABC News Radio)

While a number of Brits are mourning the loss of former Prime Minister Margaret Thatcher -- who passed away on Monday at age 87 -- Morrissey isn’t among them. The ex- Smiths frontman wrote an open letter in The Daily Beast condemning Thatcher’s decisions while she was in office, calling her “a terror without an atom of humanity.”

During Thatcher’s long career on the political stage, she was known as the Iron Lady, a name which Morrissey says was well deserved. “Thatcher is remembered as The Iron Lady only because she possessed completely negative traits such as persistent stubbornness and a determined refusal to listen to others,” writes Morrissey.  “Every move she made was charged by negativity…she had no wit and no warmth and even her own Cabinet booted her out.”

Morrissey adds that he believes that Thatcher’s actions while in office have ensured that no other female Prime Ministers will ever be elected again. “She hated feminists even though it was largely due to the progression of the women's movement that the British people allowed themselves to accept that a Prime Minister could actually be female,” he writes. “Because of Thatcher, there will never again be another woman in power in British politics, and rather than opening that particular door for other women, she closed it.”

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