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  • Britain 'giving in to sharia councils' says Norway's anti-immigration leader

    09/01/2013 4:51:11 PM PDT · by moonshinner_09 · 8 replies
    The Daily Telegraph ^ | 01 Sep 2013 | Richard Orange, Oslo
    In an interview with The Daily Telegraph, Siv Jensen, the 44-year-old leader of the Progress party who cites Baroness Thatcher as her inspiration, said: "What I have seen that the UK has done is to give in to the claims of sharia councils, and I don't think we should give into that. In Norway we have one law, and that is the Norwegian law." Miss Jensen, who is unmarried, said Britain was suffering the results of earlier mistakes in its immigration policy. "I see some problems arising – You've had problems with riots, you've had problems with radical groups who...
  • Final bill for Margaret Thatcher’s funeral comes to just £1.2 million…

    07/29/2013 7:02:43 PM PDT · by Olog-hai · 18 replies
    Daily Mail (UK) ^ | 17:16 EST, 29 July 2013 | Matt Chorley
    Margaret Thatcher’s spectacular ceremonial funeral cost the taxpayer just £1.2 million ($1.8 million), just a fraction of the sum claimed by left-wing opponents. The final bill for the ceremony at St Paul’s Cathedral was revealed by ministers today in a rebuff to critics who suggested the costs would top £10 million ($15.4 million). Officials said that detailed work on the price of security, policing, staff overtime and hiring the Cathedral meant the total was much lower than early estimates suggested. …
  • A Woman in Full: Thatcher Gets Her Due in New Biography

    07/23/2013 4:59:08 AM PDT · by Kaslin · 14 replies
    Townhall.com ^ | July 23, 2013 | Michael Barone
    The first volume of Charles Moore's authorized biography of Margaret Thatcher, covering her life up to Britain's victory in the Falklands, is out. It takes its place among the finest political biographies of all time. Thatcher gave Moore full access to her papers and to all her friends and relatives, on condition that she never see the book. It was a wise precaution. Moore is a conservative, more traditionalist than Mrs. Thatcher (as he always calls her) and broadly sympathetic to her causes. But he was able to get frank responses from relatives, friends, and colleagues that might never have...
  • Remembering Margaret Thatcher

    04/11/2013 10:06:03 AM PDT · by Kaslin · 1 replies
    Townhall.com ^ | April 11, 2013 | Michael Reagan
    Margaret Thatcher, who served as prime minister of Britain from 1979 to 1990, is most famous for teaming up with my father Ronald Reagan and Pope John Paul II to peacefully end the Cold War and bring about the collapse of the Soviet Union. But at home, the “Iron Lady’s” intellect, political will and love of freedom and capitalism also saved Britain from its long, slow death by socialism. Prime Minister Thatcher freed up Britain’s economy by deregulating business, privatizing government-owned industries and breaking the back of the powerful unions that were smothering her country to death. Not that The...
  • "The Lady's Not for Turning" - Margaret Thatcher and the Leadership of Conviction

    04/09/2013 5:31:18 PM PDT · by ReformationFan · 6 replies
    Virtue Online ^ | 4-9-13 | Albert Mohler
    Margaret Thatcher, one of the most significant leaders of the 20th century, died yesterday at age 87. A model of convictional leadership, Margaret Thatcher became almost universally known as Britain's "Iron Lady." In May 1979, Margaret Thatcher moved into No. 10 Downing Street and changed the course of British history. Beyond this, Lady Thatcher changed the terms of debate on both sides of the Atlantic and left a legacy of leadership that should inspire generations to come. Born October 13, 1925 in the village of Grantham, Margaret Roberts was soon recognized as an unusually bright and forceful child. Her father,...
  • Baroness Thatcher to receive ceremonial but not state funeral

    04/08/2013 6:31:20 PM PDT · by brityank · 82 replies
    Telegraph Co. ^ | 3:53PM BST 08 Apr 2013 | Martin Evans
    Baroness Thatcher to receive ceremonial but not state funeral Baroness Thatcher will receive a ceremonial funeral with full military honours at St Paul’s Cathedral, it has been announced. The funeral will have official status, similar to that accorded to the funeral of the Queen Mother, but it will not be a full state funeral in line with her own wishes and those of her family. Lady Thatcher will not lie in state and there will be no military fly-past. Full details of the ceremony will be announced in coming days but Downing Street said a “wide and diverse range...
  • The Moral Foundations of Society (Lecture by Baroness Thatcher at Hillsdale College)

    04/08/2013 3:32:00 PM PDT · by IbJensen · 4 replies
    Hillsdale College ^ | November 1994 | Margaret Thatcher
    03/1995 March 1995 The Moral Foundations of Society Margaret Thatcher Former Prime Minister, Great Britain Margaret Thatcher was born in 1925 and went on to earn a degree in chemistry from Somerville College, Oxford, as well as a master of arts degree from the University of Oxford. For some years she worked as a research chemist and then as a barrister, specializing in tax law. Elected to the House of Commons in 1953, she later held several ministerial appointments. She was elected leader of the Conservative Party and thus leader of the Opposition in 1975. She became Britain’s first female...
  • How Margaret Thatcher Helped Invent Soft-Serve Ice Cream

    04/08/2013 11:28:51 AM PDT · by Loyalist · 31 replies
    Grub Street New York ^ | April 8, 2013
    This morning, Margaret Thatcher died at age 87 owing to complications from a stroke. One of the lesser-known accomplishments of Britain's first female prime minister is her role in the creation of soft-serve. Thatcher, an Oxford chemistry grad, supported herself financially in the fifties by working at food manufacturer J. Lyons and Co. There, she became part of a team of chemists that developed key emulsifiers for ice cream. By increasing the amount of air and making it possible to churn soft-serve out of a machine, Thatcher paved the way for Britain's Mr. Whippy trucks. Her work also had financial...
  • Thatcher and the Jews

    04/08/2013 10:28:16 AM PDT · by rmlew · 10 replies
    Tablet Magazine ^ | December 28, 2011 | Charles C. Johnson
    Margaret Thatcher was a staunch defender of Jewish causes and a supporter of Israel in her political career, unlike most Tory politicians before her By Charles C. Johnson|December 28, 2011 7:00 AM When asked about her most meaningful accomplishment, Margaret Thatcher, now embodied by Meryl Streep in the biopic Iron Lady, did not typically mention serving in the British government, defeating the Argentine invasion of the Falklands, taming runaway inflation, or toppling the Soviet Union. The woman who reshaped British politics and served as prime minister from 1979 to 1990 often said that her greatest accomplishment was helping save...
  • Margaret Thatcher, former U.K. PM, has died

    Margaret Thatcher, the former British prime minister, has died. She was 87.
  • Ex-Prime Minister Baroness Thatcher dies

    04/08/2013 5:00:41 AM PDT · by Incorrigible · 187 replies
    BBC ^ | 4/8/2013 | N/A
    Ex-Prime Minister Baroness Thatcher diesBreaking news Former Prime Minister Baroness Thatcher has died at 87 following a stroke, her spokesman has said. Lord Bell said: "It is with great sadness that Mark and Carol Thatcher announced that their mother Baroness Thatcher died peacefully following a stroke this morning." Baroness Thatcher was Conservative prime minister from 1979 to 1990. She was the first woman to hold the post. Her family is expected to make a further statement later.
  • Margaret Thatcher: Mitt Romney hails former PM as 'tower of strength'

    10/14/2012 3:04:01 AM PDT · by Cincinatus' Wife · 18 replies
    Telegraph - UK ^ | October 14, 2012 | staff
    Baroness Thatcher leaves her home in London on her 87th birthday with her son Sir Mark and his wife Sarah Photo: WARREN ALLOTT Baroness Thatcher marked yesterday's occasion by having lunch at Green's Restaurant and Oyster Bar in London's exclusive St James's district with her son Mark and his wife. Writing on Twitter, Mr Romney - the Republican challenger engaged in a close fight with Democrat Barack Obama for the White House in next month's election - said: ''The US is blessed with courageous friends. ''Happy birthday to the Iron Lady, Margaret Thatcher - a tower of strength in...
  • Degenerate Leftists Tweet Their Disappointment With News Thatcher Not Dead

    08/14/2012 6:21:54 PM PDT · by Free ThinkerNY · 4 replies
    Conservative Nation News ^ | August. 14, 2012 | FreeThinkerNY
    The true face of Leftism. Via Twitchy Philip Smith @pktsmith I wish Maggie Thatcher was DEAD !!!!!!!!! 14 Aug 12 Adrian Wale @AdrianWale In a way it’s good Margaret Thatcher isn’t really dead. I couldn’t cope with another celebration so soon after the Olympics. 14 Aug 12
  • Iron Lady Smeared

    03/18/2012 6:47:02 AM PDT · by sr4402 · 13 replies
    Vanity ^ | 3/18/2012 | Self
    The Iron Lady isn’t a political film. It isn’t even an insightful biopic. It’s a different kind of movie, and belongs in a different kind of category. File alongside ‘Plan 9 From Outer Space’, ‘Billy The Kid Versus Dracula’ and ‘Falling In Love’. Laughably dire.
  • Iron Lady, Feeble Film

    01/11/2012 7:23:51 PM PST · by stolinsky · 18 replies
    www.stolinsky.com ^ | 01-12-12 | stolinsky
      Iron Lady, Feeble Film David C. Stolinsky Jan. 12, 2012 http://cloud.frontpagemag.com/wp-content/uploads/2012/01/meryl_streep.jpg The current film “The Iron Lady” purports to give an account of the life and career of Margaret Thatcher, former prime minister of the United Kingdom. In this the film fails. It does provide a superb vehicle for Meryl Streep to display her well-known acting talent. But instead of an overview of Lady Thatcher’s career and accomplishments, it portrays a version so slanted that one might suspect it was written and produced by leftists who were no admirers of Thatcher. Oh wait, it was. We are shocked...
  • Bring the Iron Lady Back

    12/08/2011 6:28:56 AM PST · by Dysart · 18 replies
    NYT ^ | 12078-2011 | RICHARD VINEN
    Lady Thatcher is in my top 5 Conservative champions of all time, and this recognition by her lucid countrymen of her vindicated wisdom, especially in these times, is inspiring. The tide of wisdom may be sweeping away shallow suicidal waters of socialism and winning the day through buoyant Conservative seas, for which she nearly alone showed how to plot her nation's course. Bravo!
  • Still true to her colours: Lady Thatcher wears blue for celebratory 86th birthday lunch

    10/13/2011 2:41:25 PM PDT · by naturalman1975 · 37 replies
    Daily Mail (UK) ^ | 13th October 2011 | Louise Eccles
    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.
  • UK Guardian’s Thatcher/Palin Story About As Reliable As Weiner’s First Press Conference

    06/07/2011 4:11:11 PM PDT · by sussex · 2 replies
    The Aged P.com ^ | 08/06/11 | The Aged P
    I wouldn’t put too much store by this bit of mischief making from lefty hack Nicholas Watt at the UK Guardian
  • Margaret Thatcher to Sarah Palin: don't bother dropping by

    06/07/2011 8:30:42 AM PDT · by Route797 · 80 replies · 3+ views
    guardian.co.uk ^ | 6-7-2011 | Nicholas Watt
    Allies of former prime minister regard darling of Tea Party movement as a frivolous figure unworthy of an audience Sarah Palin wants to show to the Republican right that she is the true keeper of the Ronald Reagan flame by meeting the late president's closest ally on the world stage.
  • Palin to meet Thatcher in upcoming London visit.

    06/05/2011 3:20:02 PM PDT · by winoneforthegipper · 176 replies
    London Times ^ | 06/14/11 | Nico Hines
    Brace yourself London: #Palin is coming your way http://thetim.es/lx85ns (£)
  • Twilight of a Titan: An insight into Margaret Thatcher's autumn years

    05/28/2011 12:35:58 AM PDT · by naturalman1975 · 14 replies
    Daily Mail (UK) ^ | 28th May 2011 | Andrew Pierce
    The Queen will lead the celebration of the oldest and highest order of British chivalry founded more than 650 years ago. The Knights of the Order of the Garter, created by Edward III in 1348, will gather in their ceremonial feathered hats and robes at Windsor Castle next month for the annual procession to St George’s Chapel. But there will be one conspicuous absentee from the line-up of 26 knights, who include Prince Philip, Prince William, the Duke of Westminster, former Prime Minister Sir John Major and Lord Sainsbury, president of the supermarket chain. Baroness Thatcher, who was elevated to...
  • Fears grow over 'frail' Baroness Thatcher after no public appearance for nearly two months

    05/08/2011 6:25:48 AM PDT · by naturalman1975 · 17 replies
    Mail on Sunday (UK) ^ | 8th May 2011 | Simon Walters
    Friends of Margaret Thatcher last night voiced their concern over the ex-Prime Minister’s growing frailty. Baroness Thatcher turned down an invitation to the Royal Wedding because of her health and has made no public appearances for nearly two months. The next event in her diary is the unveiling of a statue to her ally and close friend, former US President Ronald Reagan, in London on July 4. But there are fears that she could also miss that. ..... The Mail on Sunday has also learned that the Government will meet the full cost of a State funeral for Baroness Thatcher....
  • First picture of Meryl Streep as Baroness Thatcher in The Iron Lady

    02/08/2011 1:07:38 PM PST · by bruinbirdman · 69 replies
    The Telegraph ^ | 2/8/2011
    The first picture has been released of Meryl Streep playing Baroness Thatcher in The Iron Lady, the forthcoming Hollywood film about the former British prime minister's life. The biopic, which also stars Jim Broadbent as Lady Thatcher's husband Sir Denis, began filming at the end of January. It is being made by Pathe and Film4 and is directed by British director Phyllida Lloyd, who is best known for her theatre work. Streep, one of the most successful actresses in Hollywood, was seen as one of the few women capable of convincingly playing Lady Thatcher. However, producers faced concerns over how...
  • Margaret Thatcher's Speech Paying Tribute to Ronald Reagan

    02/05/2011 6:02:10 AM PST · by Miss_Meyet · 35 replies · 1+ views
    Margaret Thatcher Foundation ^ | 03/01/2002 | Margaret Thatcher
    Link only, the Foundation seems to have rather strict copyright details.
  • Sarah Palin Goes Abroad

    12/09/2010 3:11:52 PM PST · by 2ndDivisionVet · 44 replies
    The Daily Beast ^ | December 9, 2010 | Shushannah Walshe
    Sarah Palin is planning her first real foreign trip—a move that could burnish her foreign policy credentials in advance of a 2012 presidential run. The Daily Beast has learned that Sarah Palin will be traveling overseas in the new year. At the top of the list: Israel and England, both countries she has said she wanted to travel to in the past. The schedule and itinerary is still fluid, but an overseas trip in 2011 will boost her foreign policy credentials, something she can turn to in a potential 2012 presidential run. Up to now Palin’s travel outside of North...
  • NAACP vs. Tea Party: Racism Debate Heats Up as Sarah Palin Joins the Fray

    07/13/2010 12:22:57 PM PDT · by maggief · 18 replies
    abcnews ^ | July 13, 2010 | HUMA KHAN
    EXCERPT Former Alaska Gov. Palin , a vocal advocate of the Tea Party movement, jumped into the heated race debate Monday night, assailing the NAACP resolution as an example of "typical divisive politics that is so absolutely unnecessary." "The Tea Party movement is a beautiful movement, full of diverse people, diverse backgrounds," Palin said on Fox News' "Hannity." "It's very unfortunate that they are taking this tactic because it's a false accusation that Tea Party Americans are racist. Any good American hates racism. We don't stand for it. It is unacceptable." Palin in turn called on President Obama and first...
  • Labour candidate would like to 'assassinate Thatcher' – how very socialist

    According to its website, the Labour party stands for “social justice”, “strong community and strong values”, “reward for hard work”, “decency” and “rights matched by responsibilities”. Meanwhile, just this afternoon, the Labour party leadership hopeful John McDonnell has said that he would like to visit the 1980s and “assassinate Thatcher”. *** That’s the difference between the centre-Right and the Left. We view our opponents as misguided, foolish or economically illiterate; socialists view their opponents as evil obstacles to progress – no wonder that in just half a century, socialism managed to kill more people than all the world’s religions combined,...
  • Margaret Thatcher complained about Asian immigration to Britain (In 1979)

    12/30/2009 2:43:07 PM PST · by GOPGuide · 17 replies · 907+ views
    Daily Telegraph ^ | 30 Dec 2009 | JOHN DOWNING
    Lady Thatcher responded that “in her view all those who wrote letters in this sense should be invited to accept one into their homes," the minutes disclose. "She thought it quite wrong that immigrants should be given council housing whereas white citizens were not." Lady Thatcher asked what the implications of such a move could be given that an exodus of the white population from Rhodesia – now Zimbabwe – was expected once majority rule was established. She made clear, however, that she had "less objection to refugees such as Rhodesians, Poles and Hungarians, since they could more easily be...
  • Baroness Thatcher, 83, spends night in hospital with broken arm after fall

    06/12/2009 3:48:27 PM PDT · by naturalman1975 · 12 replies · 389+ views
    Daily Mail (UK) ^ | 12th June 2009
    Baroness Thatcher has spent the night in hospital after breaking her arm in a fall. The former Conservative Prime Minister tripped in her bedroom at home in London this morning, fracturing a bone near her shoulder. Doctors decided to keep Lady Thatcher overnight at the Chelsea and Westminster Hospital as a precaution. Friends said the former leader - dubbed the Iron Lady for her steely determination - was 'very lucky' to escape more serious injury. 'She tripped over at home this morning and has broken a bone in her upper arm,' Lady Thatcher's official spokeswoman said. 'It's a simple fracture,...
  • Ex-British PM Margaret Thatcher breaks arm in fall

    06/12/2009 7:26:34 AM PDT · by rightwingintelligentsia · 23 replies · 476+ views
    AP via Jerusalem Post ^ | June 12, 2009
    Former British Prime Minister Margaret Thatcher is recovering after breaking her arm in a fall. Thatcher's office said the 83-year-old politician fractured a bone in her upper arm after tripping at home early Friday.
  • Tory grandees honour 30th anniversary of Thatcher's historic election victory...

    06/10/2009 4:12:00 PM PDT · by naturalman1975 · 5 replies · 264+ views
    Daily Mail (UK) ^ | 10th June 2009 | Tim Shipman
    Tory grandees gathered to honour the 30th anniversary of Lady Thatcher’s historic election victory last night as David Cameron said the next Conservative administration would seek to emulate the way she rescued Britain from a failing Labour government. The Tory leader, who was unable to attend the event, paid tribute to Britain’s greatest postwar leader as more than 270 guests gathered at the Carlton Club in London's St James's Street, for the biggest dinner the Club has hosted in more than two decades. Golden lady: Baroness Margaret Thatcher leaves the Carlton Club in London following the party to celebrate the...
  • Thatcher's Last Stand Against Socialism (video)

    05/01/2009 5:10:22 PM PDT · by markomalley · 22 replies · 645+ views
    You Tube ^ | 1/18/2009 | Margaret Thatcher
    The video, located here, is an inspirational video for all conservatives.
  • Thatcher rants over 'PC Britain' (Margaret's Daughter Doesn't Like the PC crowd)

    02/16/2009 6:01:58 PM PST · by Recovering_Democrat · 11 replies · 765+ views
    Metro UK ^ | 2/16/09
    Carol Thatcher has hit back over her 'Golli-gate' sacking and compared Britain with communist East Germany. She refused to apologise for calling a French tennis player a 'golliwog' and claimed people were 'far too easily offended in modern society'. 'Ironically, it's like we're back 20 years ago before the fall of the Berlin Wall in Germany,' she told Channel 5's The Wright Stuff.
  • The death of Sir Alan Walters Mrs Thatcher's monetarist guru

    01/09/2009 7:12:17 PM PST · by GSP.FAN · 2 replies · 278+ views
    The Economist ^ | Jan 8 09 | The Economist
    As her special adviser in Downing Street, he played a vital role in two of the most important episodes of her premiership. In 1981 he was brought back from academia to stiffen her resolve in pushing though a budget that cut public spending during a recession, the decisive break with the Keynesian past.
  • Never Wobbly (Lady Thatcher Bio- "I Hate Communists." )

    11/17/2008 8:06:32 PM PST · by Wegotsarah.com · 28 replies · 1,167+ views
    Wall Street Journal ^ | 11-18-08 | Farrell
    Conservatives of a fatalistic bent -- their numbers this month have swollen -- like to depress themselves with the maxim that government programs never perish. Statism's relentless march can be checked at times but rarely beaten back. Just look, they say, at those New Deal relics known as farm programs. And then they see Time magazine's cover this week -- Barack Obama pictured as FDR, with the cover line "The New New Deal" -- and they head for the window ledge. [snip] But the greatest refutation of their dour outlook can be expressed in a single name: Margaret Thatcher. When...
  • Thatcher Relives Bruges Heyday

    10/28/2008 7:00:27 AM PDT · by marshmallow · 10 replies · 574+ views
    BBC ^ | 10/28/08 | Brian Wheeler
    She may no longer make speeches, on doctor's orders, but there is no keeping Lady Thatcher away from her public. From the moment she clambered shakily from the back seat of a black Jaguar, on to the forecourt of the Grosvenor House Hotel, London, this was going to be her night. At 83, and reportedly suffering from dementia, she makes few public appearances these days. But this was a special occasion - the 20th anniversary dinner of the Bruges Group, which takes its name from a speech in which she first warned against the creation of a European "super state"....
  • Margaret Thatcher - Alzheimers

    08/25/2008 9:39:22 AM PDT · by zek157 · 24 replies · 654+ views
    Yahoo ^ | 8/23 | By Kate Kelland
    1 hour, 31 minutes ago LONDON (Reuters) - Former British prime minister Margaret Thatcher -- once known as one of the world's most formidable political minds -- has been suffering from dementia for the past seven years, according to her daughter, Carol. Carol Thatcher tells in her memoirs of how her 82-year-old mother, nicknamed the "Iron Lady" for her tough reputation, often struggles to remember things and repeats questions. In a memoir serialized in the Mail on Sunday newspaper, her daughter paints a picture of a very different woman from the political heavyweight who strutted the world stage in the...
  • Thatcher's daughter writes of mother's dementia

    08/23/2008 8:46:04 PM PDT · by RDTF · 54 replies · 322+ views
    Breitbart ^ | August 23, 2008 | AFP
    The daughter of British former prime minister Margaret Thatcher tells how her mother's dementia has left her struggling to remember the simplest facts in book extracts published Sunday. Carol Thatcher wrote that, on her worst days, her mother struggles to finish sentences but shows occasional glimpses of her old self, particularly when talking about her time in Downing Street. "I had always thought of her as ageless, timeless and 100 percent cast-iron damage-proof," Carol Thatcher wrote in her memoir, "A Swim-On Part In The Goldfish Bowl", which was serialised in the Mail on Sunday newspaper. "Whereas previously you never had...
  • Margaret Thatcher: The Patriot Who Vanquished Failure

    04/10/2008 5:54:08 PM PDT · by blam · 9 replies · 526+ views
    The Telegraph (UK) ^ | 4-11-2008 | David Davis
    Margaret Thatcher: The patriot who vanquished failure Last Updated: 12:02am BST 11/04/2008 After decades of decline, Margaret Thatcher's leadership brought courage and conviction to a nation that had grown used to second best, says Charles Moore On the day in 1982 that the British task force set sail to recover the Falkland Islands from the Argentine invaders, Margaret Thatcher was asked on television: "If you fail, would you feel obliged to resign?" "Failure?" she answered, "Do you remember what Queen Victoria once said? 'Failure - the possibilities do not exist'." The remark goes to the heart of Mrs Thatcher's essential...
  • 1980: Thatcher 'not for turning' (Conservatives need leadership like this today!)

    03/11/2008 2:08:16 PM PDT · by Recovering_Democrat · 14 replies · 325+ views
    BBC ^ | bbc
    The Prime Minister Margaret Thatcher has made a defiant speech to Conservatives at the party conference in Brighton. In it she stressed her determination to stick to tough economic policies despite doubts expressed within Tory ranks. Responding to recent expectations of an about-turn on counter-inflationary policies, Mrs Thatcher declared to widespread cheers: "To those waiting with bated breath for that favourite media catchphrase, the U-turn, I have only one thing to say: You turn if you want to. The lady's not for turning!"
  • Margaret Thatcher released from hospital

    03/08/2008 6:31:59 AM PST · by ScaniaBoy · 11 replies · 388+ views
    The Daily Telegraph ^ | March 8, 2008 | Patrick Hennessy, Political Editor, and Megan Levy
    Baroness Thatcher has been released from hospital this afternoon after she was admitted overnight for precautionary tests. The former Prime Minister smiled and waved as she walked out of St Thomas's Hospital in central London, where she was taken after falling ill last night. The 82-year-old had been dining with friends in the Lords when she started feeling "slightly nauseous and faint", her private secretary, Mark Worthington, said. "Her legs gave way a little bit under her," he said, adding that she had not fainted. "We thought it safest to be sure about these things." A close friend said: "She...
  • Rudy Giuliani mocks Hillary claim to be Iron Lady

    09/16/2007 3:49:56 AM PDT · by The Wizard · 39 replies · 1,419+ views
    Times On-line ^ | Stardate: 0709:16 | Sarah Baxter in Atlanta
    THE frontrunner for the Republican presidential nomination, Rudolph Giuliani, has attacked Hillary Clinton’s attempts to represent herself as a new “Iron Lady” by accusing her of surrendering to the hard left over the Iraq war. Giuliani flies into London this week to give the inaugural Margaret Thatcher lecture, organised by the Atlantic Bridge think tank. He will be awarded the Margaret Thatcher medal of freedom by the original Iron Lady, 81, who is revered by American conservatives. The former New York mayor has accused Clinton of pandering to left-wing Democrats by casting doubt on the testimony of General David Petraeus,...
  • Margaret Thatcher movie planned (Maggie during the Falklands War)

    03/20/2007 8:41:13 AM PDT · by GraniteStateConservative · 20 replies · 544+ views
    BBC News ^ | 3-20-07 | BBC News
    A movie about former UK Prime Minister Margaret Thatcher in the run-up to the 1982 Falklands War is being planned. Pathe and BBC Films are developing a script for a drama-documentary about the tense political period before the conflict between the UK and Argentina. It is being produced by Damian Jones, who was behind the recent film version of Alan Bennett's The History Boys. Last month, another high-profile biopic, of Queen Elizabeth II, won Dame Helen Mirren an Oscar for best actress. 'Crucial period' "The proposed film will be a revealing and intimate portrait of Margaret Thatcher as she battles...
  • Margaret Thatcher, Britain's 'Iron Lady', turns bronze

    02/23/2007 8:47:07 PM PST · by brityank · 20 replies · 776+ views
    AFP News ^ | 21/02/07
    A bronze statue of Margaret Thatcher, the former British prime minister known as the "Iron Lady," was unveiled Wednesday in her presence.The seven foot, four inch (2.24 metre) statue has been set up facing World War II leader Sir Winston Churchill in the members' lobby of the House of Commons, Britain's lower house of parliament.A joyful Thatcher told onlookers: "I might have preferred iron -- but bronze will do. It won't rust."She said the Commons had done her a great honour by commissioning "this fine and imposing statue," which portrays her with her right arm outstretched, as though addressing...
  • Thatcher urges anti-terror unity

    09/11/2006 6:20:16 AM PDT · by AdAstraPerArdua · 34 replies · 621+ views
    BBC News ^ | Monday, 11 September 2006 | BBC News
    Lady Thatcher says Britain must stand shoulder to shoulder with the US in the fight against terrorism. The ex-Conservative prime minister, in Washington to commemorate 9/11, warned: "We must not falter. We must not fail." She spoke as current Tory leader David Cameron called anti-Americanism "intellectual and moral surrender". But Mr Cameron also called for greater "humility and patience" in foreign policy and called himself a liberal conservative, not a neo-conservative. 'Barbarism' Baroness Thatcher's comments came in a statement from the White House where she accompanied members of the US Cabinet to take part in a solemn ceremony to mark...
  • Nightmare on Downing Street: ghost of Thatcher spooking Blair

    09/06/2006 1:34:48 PM PDT · by RWR8189 · 17 replies · 691+ views
    Agence France-Presse ^ | September 6, 2006
    The bitter infighting in Prime Minister Tony Blair's party over when he will quit Downing Street is reminiscent of the rancorous way Margaret Thatcher was forced out, knifed by her own side in 1990. The vultures are circling over the Labour Party leader, demanding his immediate exit, just as they did with titanic Conservative prime minister Thatcher 16 years ago. Both delivered an impressive three straight general election victories for their parties, but Blair now faces the same situation Thatcher did after 11 years in Downing Street: clinging on to power while their rank and file turn against him. Mindful...
  • Thatcher 'cannot remember start of sentence': daughter

    12/09/2005 8:20:17 PM PST · by West Coast Conservative · 44 replies · 1,443+ views
    AFP ^ | December 9, 2005
    Former British prime minister Margaret Thatcher's short-term memory has faded to the extent that she cannot remember the start of a sentence by the end, her daughter Carol has revealed. The "Iron Lady", 80, who has suffered a series of minor strokes, can still vividly recall events in the distant past but no longer reads much because it is "pointless", Carol Thatcher said, describing her mother as "very frail". "For someone who had such an exciting life, she doesn't take well to having time on her hands," journalist and broadcaster Carol, 52, told the Daily Mail newspaper. "She doesn't read...
  • EX_PM THATCHER HOSPITALIZED (Just Breaking!)

    12/07/2005 12:53:24 PM PST · by areafiftyone · 107 replies · 2,011+ views
    Sky News ^ | 12/7/05
    Wednesday December 07, 2005 Former Prime Minister Margaret Thatcher has been admitted to hospital.Baroness Thatcher was taken to a London hospital after "feeling faint", a spokesman for the Conservative Party said.Known as the Iron Lady, she will be kept in hospital overnight but is likely to be released in the morning.Baroness Thatcher recently celebrated her 80th birthday at a London hotel, where she appeared frail.Her health has been failing since the death of her husband Denis.More follows...
  • Britain's 'Iron Lady' Turns 80 Years Old

    10/13/2005 11:59:37 AM PDT · by West Coast Conservative · 33 replies · 946+ views
    AP ^ | October 13, 2005 | BETH GARDINER
    Margaret Thatcher turned 80 Thursday with a rare return to the limelight a posh party featuring the queen and the former prime minister's two successors celebrating along with Britain's "Iron Lady." Heading the high-powered guest list were Queen Elizabeth II, Prime Minister Tony Blair and Sir John Major, Thatcher's immediate successor at No. 10 Downing St. Britain's first female prime minister, who has grown frail in recent years following a series of small strokes, gave up most public speaking on her doctors' advice several years ago. Thatcher's assistant Gilly Penrose said she was feeling good and was pleased about the...
  • Margaret Thatcher

    10/12/2005 10:52:35 AM PDT · by knighthawk · 12 replies · 276+ views
    Khaleej Times ^ | October 12 2005 | AFP
    LONDON - As Britain’s longest-serving 20th century prime minister and the only woman to hold the job, Margaret Thatcher presided over a decade of radical conservative change in Britain. On her 80th birthday on Thursday, Thatcher will throw a lavish party for 650 guests, a brief return to the limelight for the woman made Baroness Thatcher in 1992, two years after she stepped down. From the day in May 1979 that she arrived at Downing Street with her trademark handbag, Thatcher used no-nonsense rhetoric and a steely power over her male acolytes to take stagnant Britain on a path of...