Skip to comments.Still true to her colours: Lady Thatcher wears blue for celebratory 86th birthday lunch
Posted on 10/13/2011 2:41:25 PM PDT by naturalman1975
She ruled the country with an iron fist.
But even the Iron Lady needed a little support as she stepped out to celebrate her 86th birthday.
Former prime minister Margaret Thatcher left her home for a birthday lunch in London today flanked by her son Sir Mark Thatcher and daughter-in-law Sarah.
Despite suffering from a catalogue of health problems, she managed a broad smile for the cameras as she was helped into a waiting car.
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She’s looking far better than I expected. Good for her! The last real man left in Britain.
She looks just beautiful! We still love you, Maggie.
MagNIFicent smile !!
Lady Thatcher is not a man (I know what you mean tho’), she is all woman. The proper way to say it is she is all lady, but is the only Britain left in England with any stones.
The disparity between this Lady and the mobs in English streets is simply breathtaking.
We named our black lab “Margaret Thatcher” and she fulfilled the role admirably. A Lady in the house but when some animal threatened us she put on the display that I called “The Wall of Teeth”.
She too was an Iron Lady. I miss her.
A tribute to her grand legacy as a Conservative Champion (very appropriate in our days of OWS): Margaret Thatcher Schools A Liberal
Happy Birthday and Three cheers for the Iron Lady!!!!!
She looks wonderful! God Bless you Maggie.
BTW..the daughter in law looks like Lindsay Lohan at age 50..
She looks pretty good! Actually, she’s beginning to look like her old rival - Queen Elizabeth.
Margaret Thatcher is frickin’ awesome - I remember heras at Ronald Reagan’s funeral, whispering to his coffin. She doesn’t look much different now from then to me. Happy Birthday.
God has blessed and will continue to bless the Iron Lady.
Assuming she makes it to 50...
God Bless Maggie!
Old Blighty needs a PM with her spine and integrity now more than ever.
The series of girly-men and leftist PM’s they have suffered through have brought the once great nation to its knees.
A very Happy Birthday to Lady Thatcher, she looks terrific!!!
How I miss her in office.
If ever an English lady need saluting it is Lady Thatcher.
Tough classy lady.
Served her people admirably as queen of the realm.
She did not rule anything - she governed a free country that elected her party with a clear mandate in a series of open elections. She was truly a public servant, among the best of the 20th century.
God bless her.
No doubt. She is the ONLY British politician/leader I have ever admired. More balls than any guy over there, and still a full, genuine total lady. Both Britain AND the US would do well to have more men (and women) like her.
Any pics of Maggie and Ronnie? I would love to post on Facebook.
Not Winston Churchill? Really?
God bless you, Lady Thatcher.
Delightful! Last of the Titans of the Cold War.
"The problem with socialism is that eventually you run out of other peoples money."
-- Margaret Thatcher
Mrs. Thatcher, salutes. You are better than England derserved, they never really appreciated you and disparage you still, but you saved them for awhile.
I thought she was much older than 86! Egads! I miss her and Ronald Reagan!
I know some Scots through first marriage and they detest her and I don’t understand why. I think she’s awesome.
Great picture! Thanks for posting.
In the early 1970s, the British government held an inquiry into 'devolution' - the idea that Scotland and Wales (and to a lesser extent Northern Ireland, the Isle of Mann, and the Channel Islands) would have some sort of self government, all the way up to independence.
The Report recommended Scotland be given its own legislative assembly.
The Scots wanted this and in 1978, the British government held a referendum to establish it. This referendum achieved majority support for the idea but failed because of low voter turnout (it got 51% of the vote, but the terms of the law that set out the conditions said that 40% of all Scottish voters had to approve it, as well as it achieving a majority of those who actually voted, and because of the low turn out, only 33% of all Scottish voters cast a vote in favour).
This helped to bring down the Labor government because the Scottish National Party withdrew its support and voted with the Conservatives in a motion of no confidence. Margaret Thatcher and the Conservatives won the resultant election - and the Scots believed that as they'd given her government (as they saw it) she should give them their own government - especially seeing former conservative Prime Minister, Lord Home (Alec Douglas-Home), a Scot had promised they would during the Referendum campaign. He had no authority to make this promise - he hadn't been Prime Minister for 15 years, and he hadn't even been in Parliament for 5 - but the Scots still felt that Margaret Thatcher had broken a promise to them.
During the 1980s, the Scottish steel industry more or less collapsed. This had little to do with the Thatcher government - it simply wasn't competitive in the world market anymore - but again the Scots blamed Thatcher. Finally in the late 1980s, Thatcher introduced the poll tax into Scotland, a year before it was introduced into England and Wales. Hugely unpopular all over the country, the Scots were even more angry about it because they believed it had been inflicted on them as an experiment. In actual fact, it was imposed there first because the existing system was known to be more unfair in Scotland than it was in England and Wales, and it was considered unfair to make Scotland wait for reform simply because proper evaluations hadn't happened in England and Wales yet (there were genuine problems with the way the poll tax was implemented - but this wasn't one of them).
End result - the Scots have come to believe that Margaret Thatcher destroyed their economy (untrue), unfairly taxed them (no more or less true than anywhere else) and denied them self government (true) which she'd promised them (untrue). And she is hated.