Anyone who lived through Britain's Thatcher years won't forget them in a hurry. Politically, there were no fence-sitters: you were either with her or against her, George W. Bush-style. (Thatcher is sometimes referred to as Britain's version of Ronald Reagan, but she had little of Reagan's charm or likeability.) She was adored and reviled— and not much in between.
There were plays and movies about the effects of her policies, most of them taking the line that these were scorched-earth policies that wreaked havoc on ordinary working people. There were untold songs about Thatcher— everyone from Elvis Costello to The English Beat to UB40. They attacked her for supporting apartheid in South Africa, for breaking labor unions, and for going to war in the Falkland Islands.
Under different circumstances, Thatcher might have admired those musicians for their work ethic. They practiced what she preached.