Opinions on Margaret ThatcherWatch
Home ownership and credit cards took off too.
The Downing Street Years
The Path to Power
Thatcher!The Musical in 2007 was wonderful too!!
There are so many books about her now .
And also the foundation site on the net
I remember reading when she died, that one economic historian said that the changes she made or initiated would have happened now anyway, but he said she pushed through, in his opinion 30 yrs of change of the economy and the country , industry closing because of globalisation, in a decade, where as if someone less radical had been PM, say Willie Whitelaw, then change would have been slower. But if you compare us to other G8 countries we have similar economies and levels of industry .
Please PM me if you wish to chat, I have read many books about her, and find her fascinating subject. Not her policies so much, but her personality and how she managed to get to the top, and if you look at the photos of the cabinet in the 80s, she is the only woman. I know many people disliked her, and thought her uncaring, hence David Cameron committing 0.7% of GDP to Dept for International development and overseas aid, as he wished to be seen to care.
But I think you have to look at the 1970s and the mess that Harold, Ted and Jim made of the country with strikes all the time, 26% inflation, no proper leadership, etc, etc.
There is a good book called Britain in the 70s, When the lights went out. by Andy Beckett.
That will help you look at laying the groundwork for what she inherited and how she decided to use a different path to get Britain back on the right path.
plus during the Falklands war she restored her image (leadership, supremacy etc)
Second, beating up a tin pot dictatorship is hardly covering yourself in glory
She was successful in dismantling all the good that was done in the Socialist movement from 1945, she made socialism and tax a dirty word, the result is now welfare, job security, community spirit, pension, NHS, affordable housing and many other things the working classes rely on are in a poor state or considered an outdated concept which needs modernisation
Extremist liberal that covered up pedophilia . I hope she’s burning in hell
She could enjoy the suffering she belived in first hand, it would be even more sweet to think of the reincarnated thatchers being taken care of by a butch fellow inmate of HMP or end up in the litteraly on the streets dying living in constant fear of personal safety because of her pervious selves polices.