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Thatcher was right to keep Moors Murderers in prison

Former Prime Minister Margaret Thatcher was seen by many as a divisive figure, but there was one intervention she made during her term in office with which almost everyone in the UK could agree. According to government papers, she urged that Moors Murderers Myra Hindley and Ian Brady should never be released from prison.

She described the couple's sexual assault and murder of five children in the 1960s as the most hideous and evil crimes in modern times.

They still stand as a benchmark in depravity.

Fittingly, Mrs Thatcher got her wish, with Hindley and Brady both dying in prison, she in 2002 and he this year.

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