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Baroness Thatcher's office is closed
The Telegraph ^

Posted on 07/30/2011 7:24:12 AM PDT by UKrepublican

In what amounts to Baroness Thatcher’s final and irrevocable withdrawal from public life, the former prime minister’s office in the House of Lords has been closed down.. Her son, Sir Mark Thatcher, told me that the office had “served its purpose.” In its latter years, it had only one full-time employee in Mark Worthington, who had dutifully dealt with Lady Thatcher’s affairs for the past 20 years, but, as her health had declined, so, too, did her public engagements. “Space is in desperately short supply at the Palace of Westminster, and the feeling was, in all honesty, we simply couldn’t justify keeping the office going any longer,” one of the former prime minister’s associates tells me. “If I am honest, I think it highly unlikely that Margaret will now ever be seen in public again.”

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TOPICS: Foreign Affairs; News/Current Events; United Kingdom
KEYWORDS: ladythatcher; thatcher; uk

1 posted on 07/30/2011 7:24:17 AM PDT by UKrepublican
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To: UKrepublican

Even in her present state, she’s still far more intelligent than the Dung-Beetle-in-Chief.

Gads, I miss her.


2 posted on 07/30/2011 7:26:20 AM PDT by Da Coyote
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To: UKrepublican

May God Bless and keep Lady Thatcher


3 posted on 07/30/2011 7:26:58 AM PDT by griswold3 (Character is Destiny)
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To: UKrepublican

Given that the office had taken to issuing public statements purporting to represent Margaret Thatcher that were decidedly not in the spirit of her service to her country nor in the spirit of her public life afterwards, I’d say Mr. Worthington brought it upon himself. Fits of pique and silly snits directed at very popular conservative figures were not well advised.


4 posted on 07/30/2011 7:29:31 AM PDT by RegulatorCountry
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To: griswold3

One in a million.
We’ll not see her like again I’m afraid...


5 posted on 07/30/2011 7:29:43 AM PDT by Eric in the Ozarks (Eh ?)
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To: Tax-chick

Sad ping


6 posted on 07/30/2011 7:32:18 AM PDT by Perdogg (0bama got 0sama?? Really, was 0sama on the golf course?)
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To: UKrepublican

Margaret Thatcher was such a blessing on the UK. Would that there could be another dynamic duo like Thatcher and Reagan to save our two wonderful countries. I know it’s a lot to ask but please Lord, find us another two like those two.


7 posted on 07/30/2011 7:35:07 AM PDT by originalbuckeye
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To: UKrepublican

sad.


8 posted on 07/30/2011 7:45:02 AM PDT by ken21 (dem + rino progressives -- destroying america for 150 years.)
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To: UKrepublican

I’m afraid it won’t be long before another Great One passes.


9 posted on 07/30/2011 7:45:29 AM PDT by Free Vulcan (Obama's hoping that we'll have nothing but chump change left when he's done.)
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To: UKrepublican

Thank you for your service Baroness Thatcher.

People in the United States still have a lot of respect for you.

[ Please right click/view to see the photo in it's full size ]

10 posted on 07/30/2011 7:46:37 AM PDT by DoughtyOne ($1.8 tril yearly deficits = $18 tril in ten years. So now we're proposing $4 tril in cuts? Really?)
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To: UKrepublican

May she know peace and comfort in the time she has left.


11 posted on 07/30/2011 7:46:58 AM PDT by DemforBush (Serpentine, Shel! Serpentine!)
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To: UKrepublican

For the media, Thatcher was the template for all elected officials with “unpopular” beliefs: Total, scorched-earth Alinskyan demonization, with the goal that even people who know or care nothing about politics “hate” the person anyway. And it worked. It gave Labour 16 years of uninterrupted rule.


12 posted on 07/30/2011 7:52:43 AM PDT by denydenydeny (Rage all you want, looters & moochers, but the gods of the copybook headings are your masters now.)
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To: denydenydeny
“For the media, Thatcher was the template for all elected officials with “unpopular” beliefs: Total, scorched-earth Alinskyan demonization, with the goal that even people who know or care nothing about politics “hate” the person anyway. And it worked. It gave Labour 16 years of uninterrupted rule.”

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That might be a media view, but hardly accurate. Labour’s reign was ushered in in 1997 for largely one reason: The Conservatives in the UK were destroyed within when many of them voted to remove Thatcher, then a sitting Prime Minister, from Office in 1990. Out of fear they'd lose their seats because of Thatcher's immovable position supporting her hugely unpopular Poll Tax, the Tory MP’s voted to oust her from her Premiership. That act of removing a sitting Prime Minister who'd won three general elections sent shock waves through the entire Conservative Party and destroyed party unity for almost two decades. Margaret Thatcher's most loyal supporters in the party, and there were many, had no interest in working with those who actively removed her (we'd call those removers RINO’s here in the US). That disunity in the Tory Party is what allowed Labour to fill the vacuum of disarray. And let's be clear about this too: The Labour Party in Britain today looks nothing like the Labour Party of Thatcher's day. Back then the Labourites were Communist Red through and through. Tony Blair's Labour was really Thatcherism light. Blair never removed any of the Trade Union legislation the Tories put in place; he also reversed none of the privatization Thatcher implemented. Basically Blair was a “right place right time” politician and was shrewd enough to use “Thatcherism” to his political benefit. He was far more to the Right than his previous Labour predecessors, as his support of the US in Iraq clearly showed (which is something Thatcher would have done in an instant, and no true traditional Labour leader would ever have done).

Margaret Thatcher was one of the greatest Leaders the world has ever known. In fact Blair sort of proves it. Given he “accepted” all of the Thatcherism policies of privatized industry vs. state owned industry; of a subdued trade union movement vs. trade unions owning Downing street, you'd have to say that's a political revolution by definition if there ever was one. Margaret Thatcher's political philosophy has now been accepted by her political opponents as the standard. She was truly an amazing woman, and her party is living to regret the day they removed her, rather than allowing the electorate to do so.

13 posted on 07/30/2011 8:18:21 AM PDT by antonico
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To: DemforBush

NOW would be the time to send any cards or flowers or expressions of gratitude


14 posted on 07/30/2011 8:42:37 AM PDT by Mr. K (CAPSLOCK! -Unleash the fury! [Palin/Bachman 2012- unbeatable ticket])
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To: UKrepublican; flaglady47; seenenuf; seekthetruth; Bob Ireland; Chigirl 26; Bushbacker1; ...
"I think it highly unlikely that Margaret will now ever be seen in public again."

Wrongo! Lady Thatcher will reappear soon in the persona of liberal activist Meryl Streep who will play the former prime minister in a Hollyweird bio-version.

Streep, of course, is the gifted and expert environmental scientist who testified before Congress on the effects of the pesticide Alar....testimoney which turned out to be a 101% false and was totally discredited.

The scare Streep fomented resulted in an almost-total wipe-out of the apple-farming industry that year and for several years to come.

In truth, Streep has zilch credentials as a scientist plus zilch credentials as a statesman/woman.

So, by liberal standards, she automatically becomes the perfect Tinseltown actress to portray her direct opposite...... a genuine article, Lady Margaret Thatcher, Baroness of Kesteven...and true conservative soulmate of President Ronald Reagan.

Leni

15 posted on 07/30/2011 9:04:53 AM PDT by MinuteGal (Too Bad Those of Us who Work for a Living Have to Support Those who Vote for a Living)
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To: UKrepublican

Ahhh, the beautiful Margaret Thatcher. Strong, intelligent, wise and so respected. Best friends with Ronald Reagan. Two strong leaders. Too bad our country doesn’t have a leader much less a strong leader. We are WEAK in the eyes of the world.

God bless you Margaret Thatcher. You were a force that was God sent along with Ronald Reagan. We wish you peace and comfort as you prepare to journey home when that time comes.

You WILL be remembered and honored properly.


16 posted on 07/30/2011 9:32:02 AM PDT by cubreporter (From TEA to Shining TEA - Go Rush Limbaugh..a giant of all that is good.)
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To: UKrepublican

God bless you, Baroness Thatcher.

(I am sorry, now, that I went to the link, as the writer chose to use the last paragraph to take a swipe at Palin.)


17 posted on 07/30/2011 9:44:42 AM PDT by Bigg Red (Palin in 2012)
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To: UKrepublican

She exhibited more testicular fortitude than the Republicans in the congress ever could have collectively hope to ever amass.


18 posted on 07/30/2011 9:48:28 AM PDT by Keith in Iowa (Hope & Change - I'm out of hope, and change is all I have left every week | FR Class of 1998 |)
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To: Perdogg

Thanks. I hope she is comfortable in her last days. She is one of the great people of my lifetime.


19 posted on 07/30/2011 10:01:42 AM PDT by Tax-chick (Do you know why I love reptiles? It's because they don't play guitars.)
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To: UKrepublican

I’m very sorry to hear this. May God bless the wonderful, brave and indomitable Lady Thatcher.


20 posted on 07/30/2011 10:06:22 AM PDT by trisham (Zen is not easy. It takes effort to attain nothingness. And then what do you have? Bupkis.)
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To: DoughtyOne

What a lovely photo of her!


21 posted on 07/30/2011 10:13:18 AM PDT by trisham (Zen is not easy. It takes effort to attain nothingness. And then what do you have? Bupkis.)
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To: griswold3

Amen to that!


22 posted on 07/30/2011 10:15:38 AM PDT by Anti-Bubba182
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To: DoughtyOne

23 posted on 07/30/2011 10:16:17 AM PDT by trisham (Zen is not easy. It takes effort to attain nothingness. And then what do you have? Bupkis.)
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To: trisham

Thank you. I’ve always liked that one you posted too.

They both seem so glad to see each other.


24 posted on 07/30/2011 10:25:28 AM PDT by DoughtyOne ($1.8 tril yearly deficits = $18 tril in ten years. So now we're proposing $4 tril in cuts? Really?)
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To: DoughtyOne

Yes. It always makes me smile.


25 posted on 07/30/2011 10:28:24 AM PDT by trisham (Zen is not easy. It takes effort to attain nothingness. And then what do you have? Bupkis.)
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To: UKrepublican

“I do not know the dignity of their birth, but I do know the glory of their death. They died unquestioning, uncomplaining, with faith in their hearts, and on their lips the hope that we would go on to victory. Always for them: Duty, Honor, Country. Always their blood, and sweat, and tears, as they saw the way and the light.

And like the old soldier of that ballad, I now close my military career and just fade away, an old soldier who tried to do his duty as God gave him the light to see that duty. Good-bye.”

These lines from Douglas MacArthur’s farewell addresses to Congress and the Corp of Cadets at West Point seem very appropriate to both Reagan and Thatcher. Statesmen. May her last days be in peace and comfort.


26 posted on 07/30/2011 11:29:31 AM PDT by A Strict Constructionist (Oligarchy...My theory is, college student body presidents become DEMS or RINO's.)
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To: MinuteGal
May God Bless Baroness Thatcher, a true Conservative.

Howdy, Babe ............................................. FRegards

27 posted on 07/30/2011 9:55:23 PM PDT by gonzo ( Buy more ammo, dammit! You should already have the firearms .................. FRegards)
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To: MinuteGal
In truth, Streep has zilch credentials as a scientist plus zilch credentials as a statesman/woman.

Really good actress though.

28 posted on 07/31/2011 11:01:05 AM PDT by Vanders9
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To: Keith in Iowa

Wasn’t Palin coming to London to visit Baroness Thatcher?


29 posted on 07/31/2011 11:02:28 AM PDT by Vanders9
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