[Margaret Thatcher] would despise the vision that is opening up before us — in which the state controls your mortgage, your bank account and your life insurance; where the state routinely passes your papers from one government department to another, your phone bills to the health department, your health records to Revenue & Customs, your tax records to the benefits department; your car journeys tracked by state sensors; your bus and Tube journeys caught on state cameras; your foreign trips notified to the authorities; every click on your computer available for inspection; your identity card always ready for presentation; one in three on the state’s payroll; two in three receive a state payment; cities where half the jobs are with the state, and where the state has views on how you fill your rubbish bin.
Lady Thatcher would see this for what it is. She would block it with every ounce of her body. Because she knows where it is headed.
Historians might argue that Thatcher was more on the authoritarian/social conservative wing of her party than the libertarians currently in the ascendant. Still, one must take help from wherever it comes ;)