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  • Trump and BoJo Could Emulate Reagan, Thatcher

    07/12/2019 6:19:16 AM PDT · by ChicagoConservative27 · 11 replies
    nysun ^ | 07/11/2019 | Conrad Black
    As Britain’s relations with the European Union finally come to a climax, the United States can be grateful, once again, that contrary to the preferred outcome of most makers of American foreign policy, the U.S. national interest will be well served, by a lucky bounce. The United Kingdom is the fifth-largest economy in the world, and probably the fourth or fifth military power, and because of its immense contribution to Western civilization, it is one of the world’s most respected nationalities. Instead of being subsumed into the polyglot, bureaucratically mismanaged and socialistic Babel of the European Union, Britain is about...
  • Sun sets on greatest alliance

    06/16/2019 6:55:12 PM PDT · by Jyotishi · 68 replies
    The Pioneer ^ | Thursday, June 13, 2019 | Bhopinder Singh
    The 'special relationship' between the UK and the US is elusive. Trump's visit to Britain nailed the optics of an empire that was wilting under the weight of an 'unequal' relation Romance and nostalgia surrounding the grandeur of the British empire in the 19th and 20th century is predicated on "the empire on which the sun never sets." This pomposity was extended to include emerging America in the mid-19th century to posit the Anglophone domain, as noted by Alexander Campbell in 1852, "To Britain and America, god has granted the possession of the new world; and because the sun never...
  • The Uncowardly Lioness

    05/06/2019 5:46:59 AM PDT · by Rummyfan · 4 replies
    Steyn Online ^ | 5 May 2019 | Mark Steyn
    The early days of May bring not only the second birthday of The Mark Steyn Club but an even more significant anniversary: It is forty years this weekend since Mrs Thatcher was driven to Buckingham Palace to become Britain's Prime Minister. The election was held on May 3rd 1979, and the following morning, on May 4th, the Thatchers took possession of 10 Downing Street. (None of this three-month US-style transition period that enabled the outgoing Obama Administration to screw over the incoming Trump team and get the phony-baloney "Russia investigation" all set up.) Raised in a flat above her father's...
  • Biden says ‘Margaret Thatcher’ Called Him To Complain About Trump

    05/06/2019 12:22:37 AM PDT · by Helicondelta · 216 replies
    Biden told a small group of donors in Columbia, South Carolina on Saturday that “14 heads of state” have contacted him, and “voiced concerns about Trump.” That list included Margaret Thatcher, he said Thatcher left office in 1990 and died in 2013. The mistake by Biden, 76, comes amid worries about his age after he slurred his words during his campaign announcement speech. Aides have shielded him from reporters.
  • [2016] Would Margaret Thatcher have backed Brexit?

    07/13/2018 7:01:36 PM PDT · by CondoleezzaProtege · 9 replies
    UK Telegraph ^ | Feb 2016 | Charles Moore
    Charles Powell, her most important private secretary, now believes that she would have negotiated a deal quite like David Cameron’s latest, and urged a Remain vote. Norman Tebbit, one of her most senior and like-minded ministers, says the opposite. I shall not break my rule by agreeing or disagreeing with either. But the story of Mrs Thatcher and Europe does reveal something interesting. The whole time she was in office, she never said that Britain should leave. Once she had left office, she said privately – to me and several others – that she thought we should.
  • "On Britain and Europe" - Margaret Thatcher's Speech to the College of Europe

    07/12/2018 9:41:09 AM PDT · by CondoleezzaProtege · 4 replies
    Margaret Thatcher Foundation ^ | Sep 20, 1988 | Margaret Thatcher
    If you believe some of the things said and written about my views on Europe, it must seem rather like inviting Genghis Khan to speak on the virtues of peaceful coexistence! I want to start by disposing of some myths about my country, Britain, and its relationship with Europe and to do that, I must say something about the identity of Europe itself. Europe is not the creation of the Treaty of Rome. Nor is the European idea the property of any group or institution. We British are as much heirs to the legacy of European culture as any other...
  • MAGA requires reclaiming the language

    05/08/2018 2:01:26 AM PDT · by T-Bird45 · 18 replies
    American Greatness ^ | 5/7/2018 | D Hawthorne
    We have lost our culture to the Cultural Marxists and, increasingly, our liberty to the Rogue Ruling Class™. It is easy to despair. But, in the late 1970s, it was also hard to believe we could defeat Soviet Communism. Then three courageous people—Pope John Paul II, Margaret Thatcher, and Ronald Reagan—changed the world. Reflecting on that, Robert Reilly describes what we must do today to win our war: Language, then, and the restoration of its relationship with reality were critical to the Communist collapse. This was no small feat since, for many in the West, words had lost their meaning....
  • FBI questions Ted Malloch, Trump campaign figure and Farage ally (Mueller Watch)

    03/30/2018 12:07:58 AM PDT · by blueplum · 52 replies
    The Guardian ^ | 30 Mar 2018 | Stephanie Kirchgaessner
    American once touted as possible ambassador to EU tells of being detained at Boston airport and subpoenaed by Robert Mueller’s Trump-Russia inquiry {snip} In a statement sent to the Guardian, Malloch, who described himself as a policy wonk and defender of Trump, said the FBI also asked him about his relationship with Roger Stone, the Republican strategist, and whether he had ever visited the Ecuadorian embassy in London, where the Wikileaks founder Julian Assange has resided for nearly six years. In a detailed statement about the experience, which he described as bewildering and intimidating at times, Malloch said the federal...
  • 'Operation Mincemeat'- the covert mission that was one of the greatest coups of the war (TR)

    12/29/2017 5:05:42 AM PST · by DFG · 4 replies
    UK Daily Mail ^ | 12/28/2017 | Claire Ellicott
    Margaret Thatcher granted the deathbed request of a spy who masterminded one of the greatest World War II operations. Ewen Montagu wanted to find out the official verdict on Operation Mincemeat, an audacious plan which helped change the course of the war by fooling the Nazis into diverting their troops to the wrong place. Newly-declassified National Archives files reveal that Mr Montagu, a judge who volunteered for the Navy during the war, wrote to Mrs Thatcher from his deathbed with his request.
  • The Christian phrase behind the Star Wars greeting #maythe4thbewithyou

    05/04/2017 3:18:51 PM PDT · by NYer · 15 replies
    Aletelia ^ | May 4, 2017 | Philip Kosloski
    On #StarWarsDay, discover the original inspiration of "May the Force be with you." According to author Alan Arnold, in 1979 “Margaret Thatcher … won the election and became Britain’s first woman prime minister. To celebrate their victory her party took a half page of advertising space in the London Evening News. This message, referring to the day of victory, was ‘May the Fourth Be With You, Maggie. Congratulations.'”This resulted in a yearly fan tradition of calling May 4 “Star Wars Day” or “May the Fourth be With You Day,” in reference to the Jedi phrase used in the movies,...
  • Reagan Invited Thatcher To Join The Top Secret F-117 Program

    01/07/2017 4:51:35 AM PST · by sukhoi-30mki · 23 replies
    The Drive ^ | JANUARY 3, 2017 | TYLER ROGOWAY
    Dubbed “Project Moonblower,” during the height of the F-117 Nighthawk’s secrecy in the mid 1980s, the Reagan administration, and even the Gipper himself, offered an invite to the UK Ministry of Defense to join the highly classified program. In newly unsealed UK National Archives files obtained by The Guardian, Reagan’s offer to his good friend and Prime Minister of the UK Margaret Thatcher was casual as can be, with Reagan penning a diplomatic cable that stated in part: “Dear Margaret, I am delighted to hear that you will be able to see Cap (Caspar Weinberger, the US defence secretary at...
  • New files show Kissinger, Gorbachev upset by Thatcher's fall

    12/30/2016 7:02:49 AM PST · by Olog-hai · 12 replies
    Associated Press ^ | Dec 30, 2016 9:08 AM EST
    Newly released British government files show that leaders and top diplomats were taken by surprise and deeply upset by former Prime Minister Margaret Thatcher’s fall from power in November 1990. One of the first responses to Thatcher’s removal as Conservative Party leader and prime minister came from former U.S. Secretary of State Henry Kissinger, who said in a note to Thatcher it was “worse than a death in the family.” […] Soviet leader Mikhail Gorbachev wrote an affectionate note that for the first time referred to the iron-willed Thatcher as “Margaret.” …
  • Thatcher and Reagan part 2? Trump & May 'WILL make UK-US relationship stronger than ever'

    12/27/2016 10:16:16 PM PST · by GonzoII · 23 replies
    Express ^ | Wed, Dec 28, 2016 | Aletha Adu
    DONALD Trump and Theresa May have vowed to make the special relationship between Britain and the US “stronger than ever”, Britain’s ambassador to Washington has revealed. The President-elect and second British female Prime Minister have agreed over a series of phone calls to build on the legacy that President Reagan and Prime Minister Thatcher forged. Sir Kim Darroch, praised the billionaire’s “historic and impressive” victory that was “like no other in history” and called leaders to embrace the future that lies ahead.
  • Obama to Send More Senior Reps to Castro Funeral than to Thatcher’s

    11/30/2016 8:52:06 AM PST · by detective · 9 replies
    Breitbart ^ | 30 Nov 2016 | Nick Hallett
    U.S. President Barack Obama is to send a more senior representative to the funeral of Communist dictator Fidel Castro than he did to the funeral of Margaret Thatcher. Deputy National Security Advisor Ben Rhodes will attend the funeral of the anti-American firebrand along with Jeff DeLaurentis, the country’s top diplomat in Cuba, as an “unofficial delegation”. By contrast, President Obama was accused of “snubbing” the funeral of Baroness Thatcher in 2013, sending two aging former Secretaries of State to lead a delegation that included no representatives from the incumbent administration.
  • Six things to know about Francois Fillon - 'The French Thatcher' Who could be the next President

    11/21/2016 11:40:13 AM PST · by SeekAndFind · 15 replies
    The Local ^ | 11/21/2016
    After a stunning result in the first round of the rightwing presidential primary, François Fillon is now favourite to win the runoff and as a result next year's presidential election. Here's what you need to know about the open admirer of Margaret Thatcher. He’s a big fan of Margaret Thatcher Openly saying you are an admirer of the former Conservative British Prime Minister is normally risky business for a Frenchman. She and Ronald Reagan are often seen as the bad parents of the neoliberal economic revolution in the 1980s that France has never really adjusted to. But Fillon, who was...
  • 'Declassified UK files reveal Israel sold arms to Argentina during Falklands War'

    08/29/2016 12:12:43 AM PDT · by sukhoi-30mki · 44 replies
    The British Foreign Office has recently declassified documents that allegedly prove that Israel sold weapons to Argentina during the 1982 Falklands War between the Latin American nation and the UK. The British government's National Archives department released the files dated November 16, 1984, which include a memorandum from a senior British diplomat who provided details on the Israeli arms sales to Argentina, the London-based Telegraph reported Wednesday. “Israel was one of the few countries to supply Argentina with arms during the Falklands conflict and has continued to do so,” wrote C.W. Long, the UK Foreign Office's then head of the...
  • The Lesson of Margaret Thatcher’s Demise and the Brexit Vote

    07/01/2016 4:55:55 AM PDT · by detective · 7 replies
    The New American ^ | 30 June 2016 | Steve Byas
    “No, no, no!” British Prime Minister Margaret Thatcher (shown) told the House of Commons on October 30, 1990, to a proposal for a more centralized government in Europe. European Commission President Jacque Delors had announced his support for centralizing power in Europe, away from national governments such as the United Kingdom. He proposed that the European Parliament become the “democratic” body of the European Community, with the Commission as the executive and the Council of Ministers the senate.
  • Britain Was Warned by Lady Thatcher

    06/24/2016 5:53:50 PM PDT · by Kaslin · 13 replies
    Rush Limbaugh.com ^ | June 24, 2016 | Rush Limbaugh
    BEGIN TRANSCRIPT RUSH: Let's go back to 1990, October 30th, 1990. It's in London, in Parliament, Margaret Thatcher, during a debate on rejecting a move toward a more closely united Europe. Do you know what it was costing the UK every year to be a member of the European Union? It was something to the tune of $18 million a year. Had to pay 'em $18 million a year for privilege of membership in the European Union. (interruption) No, no. I'm aware. I've even got some stuff I printed out here, show prep websites who think this has nothing to...
  • Margaret Thatcher does the Dead EU Sketch (sorta)

    06/24/2016 6:35:16 PM PDT · by reed13k · 8 replies
    I was actually looking for some humor to lighten a Friday and stumbled upon this. I had never seen this and about busted a gasket given the vote yesterday. I couldn't imagine anything else that makes more sense to post then this in a most appropriate salute to the Brits vote yesterday!
  • Sky News Declares Brexit A winner!!!

    06/23/2016 8:44:28 PM PDT · by CWW · 136 replies
    Sky News ^ | 06-23-2016 | Cww
    Sky news just declared victory for Brexit!!!!