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Margaret Thatcher (1925)

The first female prime minister of Great Britain, Thatcher served longer than any other British prime minister in the 20th century. She is noted for policies that dismantled many aspects of Britain's postwar welfare state and privatized many state-run industries. Her introduction of a controversial "poll tax" met with widespread public disapproval and contributed, along with internal party disputes over European integration, to her 1990 resignation. Why was she called the "Iron Lady"? More...
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"...[the people] are casting their problems on society and who is society? There is no such thing! There are individual men and women and there are families and no government can do anything except through people and people look to themselves first."

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I am positively sure that Mrs Thatcher, Ronald Reagan and Pope John Paul II averted the threat of communism and helped the West win the Cold War, leading so called Soviet Union to collapse. As one of the millions of individuals who were doomed to live beyond the Iron Curtain for decades before it fell, I am deeply grateful!
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The lady was not for turning.

I agree with your version of history Christopher, they would have made an incredible trifector.
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I always liked Margaret Thatcher. Both personally and politically.

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What a bizarre coat of arms! Campest coat of arms I've ever seen!

I remember watching The Kenny Everett Video Show when I was a kid in the 70s. His comment about Margaret Thatcher made me laugh even though I knew nothing about her politics. Speaking of Britain, Everett said: "When we were an empire we had an emperor, when we were a kingdom we had a king, now we're a country - we've got Margaret Thatcher!"

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I think she genuinely deluded herself that she had won her success and prosperity through hard work rather than marrying a millionaire. The Falklands came to her rescue when her popularity was an all-time low. She divided communities and killed off towns and industries by implementing ill-understood economical theories based on her hero, Milton Friedman, who promptly distanced himself from her. I used to share your feelings, Bryn Kinnaird, although I think they have been tempered over the years. I really think she believed her own myth of a working class girl made prosperous. In reality she did untold damage and divided the country. I don't see her as evil;I really do not think she had a clue how most people lived. Perhaps it will be UKIP next, heaven forbid.

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Owing to her firm will, grit and determination, she was called the "Iron lady"
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MARGRET THATCHER Born: October 13, 1925, Grantham, United Kingdom Died: April 8, 2013, London, United Kingdom Spouse: Denis Thatcher (m. 1951–2003) Children: Mark Thatcher, Carol Thatcher Awards: NME Award for Bastard of the Year, Presidential Medal of Freedom, Ronald Reagan Freedom Award. Books: Statecraft: Strategies for a Changing World, more
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Do not forget her admiration of Pinochet.
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"The iron metaphor was most famously applied to Margaret Thatcher, and was coined by Captain Yuri Gavrilov in 1976 in the Soviet newspaper Red Star, for her staunch opposition to the Soviet Union and socialism."
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thatcher and reagan dynamite duo
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HAPPY BIRTHDAY HONOURABLE BARONESS THATCHER!!

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I can forgive a lot of things, but I can't forgive her giving Norman ' Bites-Your-Legs ' Tebbit a cabinet position.

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She was before her time and also behind her time. However, she was always well dressed.
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excaelis wrote:
I can forgive a lot of things, but I can't forgive her giving Norman ' Bites-Your-Legs ' Tebbit a cabinet position.


Wasn't that Norman Hunter...? Anyway the IRA bit Norman quite badly and his wife even more so...

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Tebbit was just such a....

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