The “Iron Lady” movie, out on 6 January, would be a good opportunity to do a meeting about what Thatcher was really like and show a film of the miners’ strike.
The trailer is horrendous; the blurb on the website says this: “The Iron Lady tells the compelling story of Margaret Thatcher, a woman who smashed through the barriers of gender and class to be heard in a male-dominated world. The story concerns power and the price that is paid for power, and is a surprising and intimate portrait of an extraordinary and complex woman.”
Critics have called the film Thatcher without Thatcherism. It’s our job to remind people how bad Thatcherism was and show how it continues to plague us today.