Despite the fanfare that accompanied the square’s opening, Thatcher’s brand of conservatism was never popular in Spain, a country now split by austerity
Miguel-Anxo Murado writes for The Guardian.com–Margaret Thatcher now ranks between Columbus and Goya. Not between the men and their achievements, but in between their namesakes in the Madrid street map. There, near Columbus Square, with it’s gigantic, Brobdingnagian Spanish flag and Goya Street, with its row of expensive fashion stores, now lies Plaza Margaret Thatcher, the only such tribute to the Iron Lady outside the UK.
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