Two front pages for the two sides of the Thatcher debate

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Two front pages for the two sides of the Thatcher debate
« on: April 17, 2013, 10:39:34 PM »
Two front pages for the two sides of the Thatcher debate
http://www.thenorthernecho.co.uk/features/columnists/peterbarron/editorschair/10362048.Two_front_pages_for_the_two_sides_of_the_Thatcher_debate/?ref=mr



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Two front pages for the two sides of the Thatcher debate

6:35pm Wednesday 17th April 2013 in From The Editor's Chair By Peter Barron

 The two front pages

Here in the North-East, it has been a challenge to achieve the right balance on the coverage of Margaret Thatcher's death.

 There are those who have huge admiration for her as a political giant, and those who despise her because of the impact her policies had on traditional industries in the region.

 Although we have argued against public celebrations of Lady Thatcher's death at 87, we respect both perspectives on the debate because there are very clearly two sides of the Margaret Thatcher story which need to be reflected.



 Tomorrow's Northern Echo will, therefore, seek to achieve a balance by publishing the two sides of the debate on the two sides of the paper.

 A letter is being sent to newsagents in the North-East and North Yorkshire explaining that there are two front pages on opposites sides of tomorrow's paper: one which captures the respectful tribute paid by political leaders in London; and one which shows former County Durham miners unfurling a banner condemning her economic record.

 Newsagents are free to choose which of the pages they wish to display on their shelves. I dare say, it will be the version showing the miners' protest in places such as Easington, County Durham, and the more respectful front page in the likes of Richmond, North Yorkshire.




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