I guess for the many younger people on the forum, many of you from the US, Margaret Thatcher is just a name that you may know little (or nothing) about. For my generation (mid 50s) she WAS Britain all through my student years and time working in London as a young adult. The past few days, I can't stop thinking about those times and what a profound impact she had (for good or bad, depending on your politics, I suppose). And I'm feeling a bit nostalgic for those days. Reagan, Thatcher and Gorbachov together (and Girl Power with Bananarama and the Spice Girls)--it seems that they symbolise the late 80s and early 90s. Is this a purely British idea? I don't want this to become over-political...I just wondered if there were 3/4 people/groups you think could symbolise the millenium years, say, 1995-2010? I don't see Blair having a ceremonial funeral in St Paul's Cathedral when he goes, somehow. Maybe it's events more than people that will represent that era?