Margaret Thatcher  1925-2013

"What Britain needs,” Margaret Thatcher said during the campaign, “is an iron lady.” Not all Britons agreed that a strong-willed, somewhat shrill and prickly suburban matron of determinedly right-wing views was the ideal choice to restore their country to greatness. But last week, British voters selected the redoubtable Maggie Thatcher as their new Prime Minister and gave her a clean mandate to make good on her basic campaign promise: to halt Britain’s “slither and slide toward the socialist state.”

Newsweek  May 14, 1979

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