To read some of the Thatcher hating twitter and blog posts about at the moment and you’d think that Labour had spent all of the 1980’s and early 90’s winning the argument. You’d think that Margaret Thatcher was hated by everyone when she kept winning. You’d think that she was despised by people now – when polls say that is far from being the case. If we are to win again anytime soon then we must not rewrite history. We need to remember that from 1979 – 1997 we were in opposition because we kept losing. And we kept losing because more people voted for Margaret Thatcher (and John Major) than voted Labour... Peter Watts, former General Secretary of the Labour Party, writing on Margaret Thatcher.