Skip to comments.Margaret Thatcher was the greatest British PM since Winston Churchill, says John Howard
Posted on 04/10/2013 5:15:36 PM PDT by naturalman1975
She has been Britain's greatest prime minister since Winston Churchill. As leader of the Conservative Party in Britain she has been the most successful of all in the past 100 years. It should be remembered that Churchill led a coalition national government during World War II.
The real measure of Margaret Thatcher's greatness was that she brought about profound change domestically and internationally.
The British economy was in a downward spiral when she won office in May 1979; Britons were working a three-day week; uncollected garbage piled up in the streets of London; the all-powerful trade unions effectively ran the country and Britain's influence in world affairs was dwindling rapidly. She changed this by restraining government spending, removing legal privileges enjoyed by the unions, privatising government services and building a society focused on enterprise and effort.
By the simple device of allowing tenants of state-owned houses and flats to buy them, she built a powerful property-owning democracy.
There can be no greater testament to the wisdom of Margaret Thatcher's curbs on the power of trade unions than the decision of her Labour successor, Tony Blair, to keep the changes Thatcher had made. He knew that they had been in the interests of Britain, and he was eternally grateful that she had brought them in
Several people have asked me what I think of those in Britain who have openly celebrated Margaret Thatcher's death.
My reply has been that it is a commentary not just on their poor taste but, more importantly, a mark of the lasting influence of the late former prime minister.
No one celebrates the death of political figures who have made no impact on the society of which they were part.
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I’d pay John Howard a compliment by calling him Australia’s greatest Prime Minister since Sir Robert Menzies.
It was also in something of a downward spiral when she left...part of the reason for being ousted by your own party.
Boy,could *we* use a leader with the courage,wisdom and decency of a Margaret Thatcher.Alas,there are none to be seen....in *either* party.
To quote Leroy Jethro Gibbs..."YA THINK?"
And most likely the last good one formerly Great Britain will ever have(sadly).
Margaret Thatcher: More woman than you will ever have. More man than you will ever be.
I’m glad she gets to rest now in the arms of the generous God who sent her to do his work.
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