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Margaret Thatcher Becomes Prime Minister of the UK (1979) Options
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Margaret Thatcher Becomes Prime Minister of the UK (1979)

Thatcher was Great Britain's first female prime minister and served longer than any other British prime minister in the 20th century. While in office, she initiated what became known as the "Thatcher Revolution," a series of social and economic changes that dismantled many aspects of Britain's postwar welfare state, establishing free-market economic policies and deregulating industries. Before embarking on her political career, she was a research chemist working with what popular dessert food? More...
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This lady has played a significant role in the collapse of the s.c. Soviet Union (along with Ronald Reagan and Pope John Paul the Second, I believe).
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THE IRON LADY
* She was the first and only female Prime Minister of The United Kingdom.
* She was one of the 20th century's most famous and influential women.
* Margaret Thatcher,came from nowhere to smash through barriers of gender and class to be heard in a male dominated world.

My admiration forever!!
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The Iron Lady as seen by the English novelist John Harvey, in his latest book, Darkness, darkness


That bloody woman: Margaret Thatcher. The one person, in Jack Waites’ eyes, most responsible for bringing the miners down. After the strike had been broken, he could never bring himself to say her name. Not even when he raised a glass in her hated memory the day she died.

‘Says it all, eh, Charlie? Dead in her bed in the fuckin’ Ritz.’
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To some extent, the pure English charm of feisty lady helped to crumble Mr. Gorbachev and further the USSR. Cheers!
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J-P wrote
The Iron Lady as seen by the English novelist John Harvey, in his latest book, Darkness, darkness


That bloody woman: Margaret Thatcher. The one person, in Jack Waites’ eyes, most responsible for bringing the miners down. After the strike had been broken, he could never bring himself to say her name. Not even when he raised a glass in her hated memory the day she died.
Applause Applause Applause
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The mixed bag of "legacy" reflecting ambivalence of what she did in her powerful position, or the single-minded desire to lead? Which shall be the crux of judging her?

The desire to lead others is an obsession with no equal, motivated, not always, by greed for power, wealth and fame, but sadly and mostly, by the ill conceived notion the aspiring leaders have
that only they posses the calling for leadership and only their path is right.



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I stand corrected: possess.
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