Margaret Thatcher: A civil war still yet to be settled

Fliss - if you were a little older you might understand better why the anger against Margaret Thatcher still burns so fiercely in many hearts (My Opinion, Fliss Goldsmith, Mercury April 18).

I was a Samaritan in Chesterfield during the miners’ strike and I can never forget the despair of so many callers. She had no understanding that those who did not agree with her and who struggled against her policies and suffered so terribly under the consequences of her confrontational approach were in fact her fellow countrymen and women.

The havoc she wrought in their lives and communities was, for her, the unregarded collateral damage of a civil war. And that war has yet to find a just settlement. That she died old and frail cannot excuse what she did.

Sue

Wirksworth