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I disagree strongly with much of what is in today’s (April 24) Star Letter.

For example, Mrs Thatcher was a great leader but with dreadful policies for ordinary people.

To claim that her policies “led to the free and prosperous society we all live in and enjoy” is nonsense.

Selling off council houses so as to get more votes for her party lost the country huge amounts of affordable housing.

This led, with other causes, to the current housing crisis.

Her policies, together with those of subsequent governments, has led to the obscene and growing prosperity gap between the rich and poor.

Think bankers’ million pound salaries plus bonuses and offshore tax havens, contrasting with food banks (12 in Sheffield!) and the spiteful bedroom tax.

Gerald Penny

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