Thatcher left no scratch on the British state

By every measure, the public sector looms larger in Britain today than it did in 1979. Dalrymple puts it this way: Margaret Thatcher found the public sector inefficient

and left it inefficient and corrupt.

Her strident rhetoric against the state

disguised the fact that under her, the state remained as preponderant as ever. Government expenditure increased, above all in areas such as social security.

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