Margaret Thatcher was the first female Prime Minister of Great Britain from 1979 to 1990. She was closely aligned with President Ronald Reagan in her Conservative views. She took a devastated socialist government and brought it back to prosperity.
She was nicknamed the Iron Lady by the Soviet press after a 1976 speech in which she said, “the Russians are bent on world dominance.” Her strength in foreign affairs was no less impressive than her economic ability.
She made few public appearances in the last few months. She died of a stroke this morning.
During her time at the helm of the British government, she emphasized moral absolutism, nationalism, and the rights of the individual versus that of the state — famously declaring, “There is no such thing as society” in 1987.
She became PM six years after announcing that she didn’t think Britain would have a female PM in her lifetime. She helped bring down the Berlin Wall but came out against the unification of East and West Berlin. Judging from the German dominance over the EU, she might have had a point.
The left-wing media is being critical of her even in death because she was a Conservative. These are the same people who lauded KKK Senator Byrd.
Margaret Thatcher: The State has no source of money but the money people earn themselves:
Margaret Thatcher on socialism in her last speech to the House of Commons in 1990:
Margaret Thatcher’s accomplishments in her words: