Further to yesterday's post, Lady Thatcher is now 84 and becoming rather frail.
Here she is, pictured at 10 Downing Street this week after unveiling a new portrait of herself. The Prime Minister helps her safely down the steps.
And here she is, standing by her portrait, which was painted by Royal artist Richard Stone.
Would this country be a better place if Margaret Thatcher was still in charge? And what is her legacy?
To her supporters, Margaret Thatcher remains a revolutionary figure who revitalised Britain's economy, impacted the trade unions, and re-established the nation as a world power.
But she was also a controversial figure, her premiership was marked by high unemployment and social unrest and many critics fault her economic policies for the unemployment level.
Yet speaking in Scotland in April 2009, before the 30th anniversary of her election as prime minister, Thatcher declared: "I regret nothing," and insisted she "was right to introduce the poll tax and to close loss-making industries to end the country's 'dependency culture'.
Here are a few comments from readers of today's Daily Mail:
Bring her back.Has anyone ever noticed that all labour-ites blame "THATCHER" for the present state of our country and society ?The assassins who ousted her must rue the day when they did it.
- Roger, Sheffield, 24/11/2009 08:20
And lest we forget, it was not us. the electorate, who deprived the nation of its best post war leader! It was her own party, running scared of the pro EU forces in society, such as the BBC and others from the liberal establishment!
- Peter North, Sutton, Surrey, 24/11/2009 08:14
Every time I see that woman's face, I feel ill.
The damage her and the Tory party done to Great Britain is incomparable, even by Nulabour standards.
- John Norton, Norfolk, 24/11/2009 08:04
Whatever your views on Margaret Thatcher she certainly had the guts to govern this country. You didn't hear of her having tantrums, throwing things about in Downing Street.
The portrait depicts her well, I would be pleased with it.
- a citizen, Once, Great Britain, 24/11/2009 07:53
Margaret Thatcher was the best Prime Minister I have seen by far during my lifetime (I am 53). Nobody has even come close to her since. She even had journalists trembling in front of her she was so forthright and switched on. I despair at all those that have followed since. Long live Maggie you are sorely missed. A truly remarkable leader.
- Andrew, Wellingborough, UK, 24/11/2009 07:38
A great,great Lady,how we do need her now.
- Colleen, England, 24/11/2009 07:36
What is your assessment?