When a young girl wrote to Margaret Thatcher to say that her parents were divorcing, Margaret Thatcher offered to meet the girl herself. In the letter, written on 1 July 1981, Mrs Thatcher invited the girl to London to meet her and to see Parliament. The girl’s identity is not revealed and it is not known whether she accepted Mrs Thatcher’s offer.
Sir Jimmy Savile, close friend of Margaret Thatcher.
Sir Jimmy Savile told Esquire magazine: "I am the eminence grise: the grey, shadowy figure in the background. The thing about me is I get things done and I work under cover."
Savile says he spent "11 consecutive Christmases ... with the Thatchers."
Speaking of former Prime Minister Thatcher, Savile told Esquire: "I knew the real woman and the real woman was something else. The times I spent up there (Chequers) - Denis, me and her, shoes off in front of the fire."
Claire McAlpine. Claire McAlpine was 15 when she died. She left behind a diary naming many famous people who had abused her. Jimmy Savile was interviewed by a newspaper about the death of Claire McAlpine.
"Foreign Office officials were so concerned about Margaret Thatcher's pro-Israeli sympathies when she became Tory leader they wanted her to break off links with local Jewish groups, according to newly-released official papers.
"Files released to the National Archives in Kew, west London, under the 30 year rule reveal that diplomats feared she would be seen by Arab countries as a 'prisoner of the Zionists'.
"One official even suggested that she should give up her Finchley parliamentary seat in north London - with its large Jewish community - for somewhere more palatable to Arab opinion.
Margaret Thatcher with Yitzhak Shamir in Jerusalem in 1986. (photo credit: Yossi Zamir/Flash90)
The issue of Thatcher's membership of groups such as the Anglo-Israel Friendship League of Finchley and Conservative Friends of Israel was raised during a visit by shadow foreign secretary Lord Carrington to Jordan in 1975.
In 1998 South African authorities investigated a firm owned by Mark Thatcher for allegedly running loan shark operations.
The company offered unofficial small loans to hundreds of police officers, military personnel and civil servants.
Those who defaulted were pursued by debt collectors and charged 20% interest rates, according to the Star of Johannesburg.
People in London celebrate the death of Margaret Thatcher. Photograph: Danny E. Martindale/Getty Images
Margaret Thatcher is one of the architects of the present economic crisis.
"Her legacy is of public division, private selfishness and a cult of greed."
"As Germany and other northern nations have shown, economic dynamism has been possible without the squandering of social cohesion that Mrs Thatcher promoted."
During Thatcher's time as prime Minister, "Britain for the first time since the beginning of the industrial revolution imported more manufactured goods than it exported, a situation that has never been reversed."
The disastrous Margaret Thatcher:
1. Increased public spending.
2. Signed the Single European Act.
3. Replaced vast number of good Grammar Schools with horrid Comprehensive Schools.
After Margaret Thatcher signed the al-Yamamah arms deal with Saudi Arabia, her son Mark Thatcher "was alleged, based on transcripts of telephone conversations between Saudi princes and agents, to have enjoyed £12m in commissions."
Peter Morrison with Thatcher (right). Bryn Estyn children's home (left). Allegedly, the UK security services used Bryn Estyn as a boy brothel.
Peter Morrison, reportedly a child abuser, became Margaret Thatcher's Parliamentary Private Secretary.
Member of parliament Edwina Currie wrote in her diaries:
"'One appointment in the recent reshuffle has attracted a lot of gossip and could be very dangerous: Peter Morrison has become the PM’s PPS[Parliamentary Private Secretary]. "'Now he’s what they call a 'noted pederast', with a liking for young boys.
He admitted as much to Norman Tebbit when he became deputy chairman of the party but added 'However, I’m very discreet' - and he must be! She [Thatcher] either knows and is taking a chance, or doesn’t; either way, it’s a really dumb move.
"'[Conservative MP] Teresa Gorman told me this evening (in a taxi coming back from a drinks party at the BBC) that she inherited Morrison's (woman) agent, who claimed to have been offered money to keep quiet about his activities. It scares me as all the press know, and as we get closer to the election someone is going to make trouble, very close to her indeed.'"
Margaret as a child
"We need some serious answers to serious questions about why Tebbit, Margaret Thatcher and her other key aides and ministers like Willie Whitelaw, Leon Brittan and Lord McAlpine did not expose this well-known paedophile to police and public instead of giving him jobs in the party and government and allowing him to be right in there among Thatcher's inner circle for 15 years."