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  • '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 ^ | 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!!!!
  • Could This be Spain's Own Maggie Thatcher?

    02/18/2016 10:19:06 AM PST · by nickcarraway · 6 replies
    The Local ^ | 15 Feb 2016
    She is blonde, a conservative hardliner and has forged ahead in a sphere dominated by men, The Local gives you ten reasons why Esperanza Aguirre is Spain's answer to the Iron Lady. Fresh allegations of corruption within the Madrid branch of the Popular Party has led to Aguirre tendering her resignation as regional head of the party. At The Local we don't believe for a minute that this is the last we will see of a woman who puts personality into politics. The Local gives you ten reasons why Esperanza Aguirre is Spain's answer to the Iron Lady. 1 -...
  • How Margaret Thatcher Won the Cold War

    12/26/2015 6:18:45 AM PST · by Cecily · 25 replies
    The Wall Street Journal ^ | December 23, 2015 | Charles Moore
    As we confront a hostile Russia today, the West is unsure what to do. For guidance, perhaps we should look back to the Soviet era, when we possessed a decidedly stronger sense of allied purpose. In February 1984, Margaret Thatcher flew home from the Moscow funeral of the Soviet leader Yuri Andropov. Frustrated by his equally aged successor, Konstantin Chernenko, the British prime minister told her aides, “For heaven’s sake, try and find me a young Russian.” She was searching for change. In London in April 1975, as leader of Britain’s opposition, Thatcher had her first one-on-one meeting with a...
  • Maggie (Thatcher) sale makes millions as bidders scramble for a piece of history

    12/16/2015 8:24:54 AM PST · by C19fan · 6 replies
    UK Daily Mail ^ | December 16, 2015 | Robert Hardman
    Flattering it might have been. But the lady herself would probably have had something to say about all this rampant inflation. How could a little silver bowl, with a guide price of £400, reach £47,500 in a couple of minutes? How could a signed photo — and she must have signed hundreds, if not thousands — rocket from £600 to ten times that sum in a blink? Moments later, it was snaffled by a mystery buyer in Singapore for a tidy £13,000. Such was the premium attached to anything with the imprimatur of Margaret Thatcher yesterday evening as many of...
  • The Christian Convictions of the Iron Lady

    10/31/2015 7:09:32 AM PDT · by markomalley · 11 replies
    National Review ^ | 10/31/15 | Eliza Filby
    “Economics is the method; the object is to change the soul.” So said Margaret Thatcher. The Iron Lady always believed that democratic capitalism involved the transformation of values as much as it did the improvement of Britain's ailing GDP. Yet few people are aware that Thatcher was a woman of profound faith. She had been a lay Methodist preacher while a student at Oxford University. Later, she would transfer this missionary energy from the pulpit to the political podium. The solid Christian base for Margaret Thatcher's politics goes back to her strict Methodist upbringing and, more specifically, to her father...
  • Fiorina outlines hawkish policies on Iran, Russia (US-enforced no-fly zone in Syria)

    10/07/2015 9:39:14 AM PDT · by jimbo123 · 30 replies
    Concord Monitor ^ | 10/7/15 | MEGAN DOYLE
    Should Republican presidential candidate Carly Fiorina win the Oval Office, she wouldn’t be making any calls to her counterpart in Russia. “I wouldn’t speak to Vladmir Putin,” Fiorina said. She would, however, rebuild a missile defense program in Poland and conduct military exercises in the Baltic States. “I would guarantee you that after four or five or six months of that kind of behavior, Vladmir Putin will speak differently with the United States of America,” she said. “It’s how people behave. He’s a bully.” Fiorina, the only woman seeking the GOP nomination, is the former CEO of Hewlett-Packard. She ran...
  • Fiorina a Rising Conservative Star: Some Folks Need to Deal With It.

    09/27/2015 5:56:39 AM PDT · by Kaslin · 106 replies ^ | September 27, 2015 | Ken Blackwell
    Recently some detractors and uninformed people have called Carly Fiorina’s conservatism into question. While I’m unaffiliated with any campaign and uncommitted to any candidate I do think it’s imperative to state Ms. Fiorina has more than earned her conservative stripes. First and foremost, Carly’s pro-life credentials are outstanding and she’s proving it consistently on the campaign trail. As the hideous Planned Parenthood videos have circulated, no candidate has been more vocal in calling for defunding Planned Parenthood than Carly. In spite of the national media’s refusal to cover the videos, Fiorina forced the issue onto the national agenda with a...
  • Carly Fiorina, American 'Iron Lady'

    09/22/2015 7:42:51 AM PDT · by jimbo123 · 74 replies
    The Hill ^ | 9/22/15 | Lee Cohen
    One of Britain's greatest prime ministers, Margaret Thatcher — the only woman to hold the position, to date — famously addressed her 1980 Conservative Party Conference with the phrase "The lady's not for turning," which became synonymous with her confident, principle-based approach. An impressive figure has burst on the American political stage who embodies a similar style and America might just need her now as Britain needed Thatcher then. With Carly Fiorina's emergence as a formidable Republican presidential candidate — and as the only woman in the lineup — naturally, comparisons are being made to Thatcher. While it is easy...
  • Margaret Thatcher on Socialism

    06/02/2015 9:53:40 PM PDT · by Ray76 · 2 replies
    Video snip of Margaret Thatcher's last speech in the House of Commons on November 22, 1990. partial transcript: Mr. Hughes There is no doubt that the Prime Minister, in many ways, has achieved substantial success. There is one statistic, however, that I understand is not challenged, and that is that, during her 11 years as Prime Minister, the gap between the richest 10 per cent. and the poorest 10 per cent. in this country has widened substantially. At the end of her chapter of British politics, how can she say that she can justify the fact that many people in...
  • London as neoliberal theme park: The Platform 9 ľ economy and the Tories’ shocking victory

    05/24/2015 12:13:26 AM PDT · by Cincinatus' Wife · 18 replies
    Salon ^ | May 23, 2015 | Andrew O'Hehir
    Nothing quite so blatantly sums up the victory of neoliberalism in 21st-century London, and that city’s relentless commodification of every aspect of its literary and historical legacy, like Platform 9 ľ at King’s Cross. If anything, the vulgarity and banality of Platform 9 ľ are too blatant; it’s a crack in the façade that demonstrates how thoroughly London has become Londonland, a nearly convincing scavenger-hunt simulation of itself, chock-full of royal bones and references to Dan Brown novels. To enter Westminster Abbey – which is still nominally a house of worship for the Anglican Communion, rather than a historical theme...
  • Coal Miners And Gay Activists Partner In 'Pride' [DVD Released 12-23-14]

    12/23/2014 7:01:58 AM PST · by SoFloFreeper · 6 replies ^ | 9/26/14 | Bob Mondello
    Coal miners and gay activists — two groups that, in 1980s England at least, you might have figured would steer clear of each other — partner surprisingly effectively in the real-life story that's affectionately fictionalized in Pride.....
  • Sir John Major tells Germans: Britain has a 50-50 chance of quitting EU

    11/13/2014 7:52:24 PM PST · by Olog-hai · 8 replies
    Daily Telegraph (UK) ^ | 5:30PM GMT 13 Nov 2014 | Christopher Hope
    Britain has just a 50-50 chance of remaining in the European Union, Sir John Major has warned, saying that opposition to continued membership of the European Union has reached “a critical mass”. In a speech in Berlin on Thursday Sir John warned that Britain’s frustration was “no game”, adding: “There is a very real risk of separation that could damage the future of the United Kingdom—and Europe as a whole.” Sir John—who was a pro-European during his time as Prime Minister from 1990 and 1997—also said that it was time officials in the European Union recognized real concern in the...
  • Recorded Reagan's apology to Thatcher over Grenada invasion revealed

    11/10/2014 11:42:22 AM PST · by SeekAndFind · 27 replies
    BBC ^ | 11/10/2014
    A recorded conversation between an apologetic Ronald Reagan and Margaret Thatcher over the invasion of Grenada has been published for the first time. "We regret very much the embarrassment that's been caused to you," the US leader said during the call. Baroness Thatcher was angered that she was not consulted before the Americans invaded a Commonwealth state. United States troops were sent to Grenada in 1983 to topple the Caribbean island's Marxist regime. While US forces were still in action, the president phoned Lady Thatcher to explain the action he had taken. "If I were there, Margaret," he said, "I'd...
  • Ronald Reagan's 1983 telephone apology to Margaret Thatcher over Grenada invasion - audio

    11/10/2014 10:44:45 AM PST · by Zajko · 28 replies
    The Guardian ^ | 10th November 2014 | Public domain
    Ronald Reagan's 1983 telephone apology to Margaret Thatcher over Grenada invasion – audio A newly released tape recording of a telephone call between Ronald Reagan and Margaret Thatcher reveals how in 1983 the US president tried to explain and apologise to the British prime minister after the US invaded Grenada – a Commonwealth country – without giving her advance warning.
  • Johnny Carson's Practical Joke on Joan Rivers - Margaret Thatcher Impressionist (You Tube)

    09/05/2014 9:56:59 AM PDT · by beaversmom · 31 replies
    Johnny Carson's Practical Joke on Joan Rivers - Margaret Thatcher Impressionist
  • WH Snubbed US General and Margaret Thatcher’s Funerals, Sending 3 Officials to Michael Brown’s

    08/24/2014 1:25:21 PM PDT · by jazusamo · 32 replies ^ | August 24, 2014 | Leah Barkoukis
    The Obama administration announced this weekend that it will be sending not one, but three, officials to attend the funeral of Michael Brown on Monday. President Barack Obama is sending three White House officials to the funeral service of the Missouri teenager whose death in a police shooting in Ferguson, Missouri, has sparked days of racial unrest. Leading the group for Monday's service will be the chairman of the My Brother's Keeper Task Force, Broderick Johnson. My Brother's Keeper is an Obama initiative that aims to empower young minorities. Johnson is also the secretary for the Cabinet. Also attending will...
  • ‘Margaret Thatcher Was Most Female Female’

    06/11/2014 1:07:53 PM PDT · by nickcarraway · 14 replies
    Gulf News ^ | June 10, 2014 | Charles Moore
    The biographer of Britain’s first woman prime minister, Charles Moore answers the questions that others haven’t dared to askSince the first volume of my biography of Margaret Thatcher appeared a little more than a year ago, I have given about 100 speeches on it and her. Some questions come up almost every time. “Was she a role model for women?”, “How did she get on with the Queen?”, “Was she a good mother?” A few of the questions are political, which is amusing, since Lady Thatcher was one of the most intensely political people who ever lived. To me, this...
  • Thatcher's Close Friend , 71, Kidnapped, Pistol-Whipped and Robbed of Ł1M Jewellery by Hooded Gang

    06/03/2014 10:43:10 PM PDT · by nickcarraway · 13 replies
    Margaret Thatcher's close friend Lady Powell, 71, kidnapped, pistol-whipped and robbed of Ł1m in jewellery and watches by hooded gang outside her Rome villa as she searched for missing dachshundSocialite Carla Powell – confidante to a Who’s Who of celebrities and world politicians – told last night how she was robbed at gunpoint in a terrifying raid at her secluded farmhouse. The 71-year-old, who counts Tony Blair and David Cameron as friends, was thrown to the floor, pistol-whipped and kicked by a masked gang who ransacked her home in hills outside Rome. They escaped with thousands of pounds of jewellery,...
  • Why the Iron Lady Continues to Inspire

    04/09/2014 12:40:54 AM PDT · by iowamark · 6 replies
    Heritage Foundation ^ | April 8 2014 | Nile Gardiner
    Great Britain’s Iron Lady passed away a year ago today, on April 8, 2013. Her death, at the age of 87, left a huge void on the world stage, one that may never be filled. Margaret Thatcher was a political titan who transformed her home nation from the “sick man of Europe” into a resurgent economic power. Implementing conservative policies that emphasized individual liberty and economic freedom, Thatcher lifted a nation ravaged by Socialism off its deathbed, restoring Britain’s prosperity and self-confidence.She was also a fearless leader internationally, standing shoulder to shoulder with Ronald Reagan in opposition to the Soviet...
  • Britain 'backstabbed' Sikhs by advising India on 1984 Golden Temple raid

    01/14/2014 3:47:01 PM PST · by mojito · 9 replies
    The Telegraph ^ | 1/14/2014 | Georgia Graham, and Dean Nelson
    Britain's involvement in the massacre of hundreds of Sikh separatists in an Indian temple in 1984 will be urgently investigated, David Cameron has ordered. Previously secret documents released by the Government have shown that a SAS officer was drafted in to help the Indian authorities with plans to remove dissident Sikhs from the Golden Temple at Amritsar, Sikhism's holiest shrine. The plan was ordered with the full knowledge of then Prime Minister Margaret Thatcher the documents say. Hundreds of Sikhs were killed in the attack. Yesterday Sikh leaders said the revelations amounted to the British Government ‘backstabbing” and have called...
  • Mandela Crashes Obama Johannesburg Appearance

    12/10/2013 6:00:29 PM PST · by ReformationFan · 16 replies
    The People's Cube ^ | 12-10-13 | Opiate of the People
    An international incident was touched off yesterday in Johannesburg, South Africa, when a goodwill appearance by President Obama was interrupted by an impromptu funeral. Mr. Obama was generously posing for souvenir pictures of himself with fawning admirers at the FNB Stadium (Soccer City), when security people rolled in Nelson Mandela's casket and demanded to have a memorial service. When questioned as to why they were disrupting Mr. Obama's appearance, the security men offered no explanation aside from "we reserved the stadium last week for this." "This kind of thing is a constant problem for Mr. Obama" said one of his...
  • Margaret Thatcher Was Less Worthy of U.S Respect Than Nelson Mandela?

    12/09/2013 7:51:54 AM PST · by rktman · 31 replies
    American Thinker ^ | 12/9/2013 | Victor Keith
    Four U.S. Presidents, current and former, will attend the funeral of Nelson Mandela. Upon his death, flags were ordered flown at half mast. Nelson Mandela, no matter what one's opinion of him, was indeed a historical figure who sacrificed much to end a morally evil system of government that denied rights to citizens based upon their race. He was of great service to the transformation of South Africa.
  • After Snubbing Thatcher Funeral, Obama and Michelle to Visit South Africa for Mandela

    12/06/2013 9:42:24 PM PST · by chessplayer · 52 replies
    On Friday, the White House announced that President Obama and First Lady Michelle Obama would travel to South Africa next weeks to pay their respects to Nelson Mandela. Obama has already announced that the White House will fly the flags at half-staff though December 9 in Mandela’s honor. When former British Prime Minister Margaret Thatcher died, President Obama did not lower the White House flags, nor did he attend her funeral, instead sending ex-Secretaries of State George Shultz and James Baker III.
  • New Book: Margaret Thatcher Worried About U.S. Under Obama

    10/13/2013 10:54:03 PM PDT · by Olog-hai · 10 replies
    Newsmax ^ | Sunday, 13 Oct 2013 06:57 PM | Sandy Fitzgerald
    Late British Prime Minister Margaret Thatcher was concerned by the United States’ lean to the left after President Barack Obama took office in 2009, authors of a recently released book about “The Iron Lady” claim. Thatcher never commented publicly on President Obama’s leadership, though the Obama administration’s big government agenda runs counter to everything she believed in, former Thatcher aide Niles Gardiner and writer Stephen Thompson, authors of “Margaret Thatcher on Leadership: Lessons for American Conservatives Today”, told The Daily Caller. But even though Great Britain’s first female prime minister didn’t speak out publicly about Obama, she was privately concerned...
  • MARGARET THATCHER - Death of a Revolutionary

    09/01/2013 4:23:06 AM PDT · by DallasBiff · 6 replies
    youtube ^ | 9/1/13
    Go to 5:55 of the video and the lady speaking sums up Margaret Thatcher, "she stood up for her principles"
  • This is who the Liberals epitomize

    07/25/2013 10:23:50 AM PDT · by ProudFossil · 10 replies
    E-mail to me | July 25, 2013 | vanity
    Margaret Thatcher's funeral You probably already know this, but in case it slipped your mind, here’s a reminder of some current history.... President Obama was a no-show at Margaret Thatcher's funeral despite being invited to attend and thus snubbing England's invitation as a representative of the American people. Joe Biden also refused, as did Hillary Clinton. (By the way, former Secretary of State George Schultz went to the funeral……) The British took note of the fact that the Obama administration chose not to send a single senior member of the Cabinet. In fact, no actively serving, elected Democrat attended Lady...
  • Wigan's shock FA Cup win keeps football romance alive

    05/11/2013 6:39:34 PM PDT · by dfwgator · 51 replies
    CNN ^ | 5/11/2013 | Gary Morley, CNN
    In a sporting world where the big boys invariably grab all the glory, there is one competition where the romantic notion of the underdog toppling the giant sometimes becomes reality. Not often, but regularly enough to keep seemingly hopeless dreams alive. The English FA Cup is soccer's oldest knockout competition, and while it is often won by the greatest teams in the Premier League it is also the source of some of the greatest upset results.
  • Obama Insults Great Britain Yet Again

    04/26/2013 3:58:07 PM PDT · by Starman417 · 20 replies
    Flopping Aces ^ | 04-26-13 | Warren Beatty
    Well, it seems as if Dear Leader Barack Hussein Obama has struck yet again. He has insulted our greatest ally, Great Britain. How? Let’s count the ways. - Obama Dishonors Lady Thatcher: Lady Margaret Thatcher (and others, including Prince Charles and Prime Minister Tony Blair) attended Ronald Reagan’s funeral in June 2004. But Obama failed to reciprocate, sending instead a US representation more fitting of third world thugs to Lady Thatcher’s funeral. Instead of coming himself or sending Vice President Joe Biden or Secretary of State John Kerry, Obama sent former Secretaries of State George Schultz and James Baker, former U.S. Ambassador...
  • UK: Thatcher funeral cost taxpayers $5.6 million

    04/25/2013 11:59:33 AM PDT · by Olog-hai · 31 replies
    Associated Press ^ | Apr 25, 2013 2:33 PM EDT
    The British government says former Prime Minister Margaret Thatcher’s funeral cost taxpayers Ł3.6 million ($5.6 million), mostly for security. … Prime Minister David Cameron’s office said Thursday that Thatcher’s family was paying the cost of the undertaker and flowers for the funeral. …
  • Mrs. Thatcher’s Splendid Farewell

    04/22/2013 6:52:16 AM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 4 replies
    National Review ^ | 04/22/2013 | John O'Sullivan
    Writing from London, I have to be aware that the Boston Marathon bombs have dominated the news and imagination of America for the last two days. They have received great attention here too. They remind Britain all too ominously of the 7/7 bombings on the London subway in 2005. Even so, Britain’s week has really been devoted to what Ruth Dudley Edwards has called an extraordinary national debate on the achievements or otherwise of Lady Thatcher.She thinks — and I agree with her — that Lady Thatcher has won that debate. You can read Ruth’s very personal account here....
  • Remembering Margaret Thatcher

    04/18/2013 12:48:36 PM PDT · by MichCapCon · 3 replies
    Capitol Confidential ^ | 4/12/2013 | Lawrence W. Reed
    (Editor's note: Mackinac Center President Emeritus Lawrence W. Reed, now president of the Foundation for Economic Education, reflects on the passing of former British Prime Minister Margaret Thatcher, whom he met on two occasions.) Paraphrasing St. Francis of Assisi, Margaret Thatcher ushered in her long and storied tenure as Britain’s first woman Prime Minister in 1979 with these words: “Where there is discord, may we bring harmony. Where there is error, may we bring truth. Where there is doubt, may we bring faith. And where there is despair, may we bring hope.” She brought all those things to the beleaguered...
  • Governor Palin: On the Iron Lady’s Legacy

    04/17/2013 8:47:16 PM PDT · by Bratch · 6 replies
    Conservatives4Palin ^ | April 17, 2013 | Adrienne Ross
    Prime Minister Margaret Thatcher was laid to rest today. Governor Palin, who has spoken often of her great respect for the Iron Lady, posted the following on Facebook this evening: A friend sent me a recap of this mornings beautiful funeral service for Margaret Thatcher. How fitting that they read from Ephesians 6:10-18 imploring us to put on “the whole armor of God, that ye may be able to withstand in the evil day, and having done all, to stand.” Certainly Margaret Thatcher wore such armor in her many battles.It is so very sad that in this sensitive time of...
  • Thank you Margaret Thatcher for Section 28′s protection of children from gay propaganda

    04/17/2013 4:20:27 PM PDT · by markomalley · 7 replies
    Protect the Pope ^ | 4/17/2013 | Deacon Nick Donnelly
    Faithful Catholics and Christians of the United Kingdom owe Margaret Thatcher our lasting gratitude for attempting to protect our children from homosexual propaganda being taught in schools and for stopping local councils promoting homosexuality through Section 28 of the Local Government Act 1988 until its tragic repeal in 2003.Section 28 contained the following provisions:Prohibition on promoting homosexuality by teaching or by publishing material (1)The following section shall be inserted after section 2 of the [1986 c. 10.] Local Government Act 1986 (prohibition of political publicity)—“2AProhibition on promoting homosexuality by teaching or by publishing material (1)A local authority shall not—(a)intentionally promote homosexuality or...
  • The Texan who stole the show at Margaret Thatcher's funeral

    04/17/2013 3:32:01 PM PDT · by Texas Fossil · 76 replies
    Foreign Policy ^ | Wednesday, April 17, 2013 - 1:40 PM | Elias Groll
    After being carried through the streets of London in a flag-draped coffin aboard a gun carriage, former British Prime Minister Margaret Thatcher was laid to rest this morning in St. Paul's Cathedral. But the big story of the day wasn't Maggie. No, it was a 19-year-old Texan who stole the show from the deceased Iron Lady. With a poise reminiscent of the elder Thatcher, Amanda Thatcher, Margaret's granddaughter, delivered a reading from Epistles that has the British media agog. Amanda, who lives with her mother in Texas, chose a rather militant passage that calls on believers to "put on the...
  • The Real Story About Margret Thatcher's Funeral

    04/17/2013 2:18:08 PM PDT · by RetiredTexasVet · 13 replies
    Future News Now | 4-17-2013 | Retired Texas Vet
    FNN Exclusive: FNN has learned that President Obama was not invited to MS. Thatcher's funeral. The Queen had advised the President that only A-list persons were invited. President Obama was initially demoted to the B-list when he returned the gift of the bust of Winston Churchill and replaced it with a bust of Joseph Stalin. He was later further demoted to the C-list because of the table manners of his wife Michelle (aka Moo) at a state dinner hosted by the British Embassy. Several observers (who wished to remain nameless) stated she resembled a starving Ethiopian at an all-you-can-eat buffet....
  • Margaret Thatcher funeral: thousands line streets to witness final journey

    04/17/2013 10:04:17 AM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 48 replies
    The Guardian ^ | 04/17/2013 | Caroline Davies
    Lady Thatcher, Britain's first female prime minister, was borne to St Paul's Cathedral for a ceremonial funeral as thousands lined central London's streets to witness her final journey. With full military honours, the coffin bearing the body of one of Britain's most divisive politicians of modern times was escorted by members of all three armed forces to a service before a congregation of 2,300 from across the globe and led by the Queen. Although not officially a state funeral, as accorded to Sir Winston Churchill, the event was conducted with a level of pomp and ceremony not witnessed in London...
  • Margaret Thatcher's grandchildren: 'modest, humble, kind'

    04/17/2013 3:18:23 AM PDT · by beaversmom · 10 replies
    The Guardian ^ | April 16, 2013 | Estehr Addley
    Before her death, friends visiting Baroness Thatcher at her grand house in Chester Square, Belgravia, would find the living room dominated by a large portrait of Thatcher herself, below which sat a silver bowl marking her 10th anniversary as prime minister. On either side on the mantelpiece, next to a photograph of her late husband Denis, pride of place was taken by framed portraits of her two American-born grandchildren, Michael and Amanda. Lady Thatcher's "greatest delight", she told an interviewer in the late 90s, was "when my daughter-in-law sends me photographs of the grandchildren. Apart from seeing them in the...
  • We Need More Leaders like Thatcher

    04/17/2013 1:07:25 PM PDT · by Enza Ferreri · 3 replies
    Enza Ferreri Blog ^ | 17 April 2013 | Enza Ferreri
    Among the people who complained about the cost of Margaret Thatcher's funeral (and on this I happen to agree with them, especially in these financially hard times) are also some of the protesters, the "hate mob" at the funeral, who in fact increased those costs by indirectly forcing more security measures. This tells you a lot about the Leftists, in particular it exposes the difference between what they say and what they do. This funeral cost duplicity is in perfect parallel with the hypocrisy of claiming to be compassionate and wanting to help the working class people while implementing...
  • Obama's Official Snub Of Thatcher Funeral Shows How Small He Is

    04/17/2013 11:47:06 AM PDT · by IBD editorial writer · 68 replies
    Investor's Business Daily ^ | 17 April 2013 | Editorial
    Protocol: President Obama declined to send a high-level delegation to Wednesday's funeral of Britain's Margaret Thatcher. It's a measure of how little he values the special relationship — and a sign of his own smallness. Back in more gracious times, vice presidents routinely attended funerals of foreign dignitaries. As such, the presence of Vice President Joe Biden — if not Obama himself — would seem fitting for as significant a U.S. ally as the late Prime Minister Thatcher, if not out of warmth of feeling, then simply to represent the U.S.' gratitude. Thatcher's uncompromising friendship with the U.S. helped to...
  • Britain buries Margaret Thatcher as battle for her legacy goes on [video]

    04/17/2013 11:26:52 AM PDT · by Feline_AIDS · 5 replies
    Former Prime Minister Margaret Thatcher's funeral took place at St Paul's Cathedral, attended by the Queen, the Duke of Edinburgh and a swathe of public figures today. Quiet descended along the route her Union flag draped coffin took along the streets from Westminster. But not everybody supported the elaborate occasion's hefty Ł10m price-tag.
  • Memories of Iron Lady Margaret Thatcher as her granddaughter Amanda gives moving reading at funeral

    04/17/2013 10:40:11 AM PDT · by Texas Fossil · 19 replies
    Hello Magazine ^ | 17 APRIL 2013 | none stated
    Amanda Thatcher's composure and dignity at the funeral of her beloved grandmother Margaret Thatcher bore more than a passing resemblance to the Iron Lady herself. The only daughter of the late Prime Minister's son Sir Mark and his American former wife Diane read from St Paul's Letter to the Ephesians VI. 10-18. Dressed elegantly in black, her voice crystal clear but faltering occasionally, Amanda, 19, spoke before a congregation of 2,300 dignitaries including the Queen and the Duke of Edinburgh, and statesmen from around the world.
  • Britons and their Queen honor Margaret Thatcher at funeral; Obama not so much

    04/17/2013 6:47:36 AM PDT · by Zakeet · 18 replies
    Investor's Business Daily ^ | April 17, 2013 | Andrew Malcom
    In one of those ceremonial pageants the Brits invented, former Prime Minister and Baroness Margaret Hilda Thatcher's funeral unfolded this morning on the old streets of London to the sounds of the classical music she loved and the Bible verses at a service in Sir Christopher Wren's St. Paul's Cathedral. So great is the global appreciation and admiration for the Iron Lady who led Great Britain from 1979-90, that some 2,000 dignitaries attended, including in an historic breach of protocol Queen Elizabeth and Prince Philip. This was the first funeral of a former prime minister the monarch has attended...
  • Pictures of Thatcher funeral

    04/17/2013 6:36:02 AM PDT · by Vanders9 · 6 replies
    BBC ^ | 04/17/13
    In pictures: Baroness Thatcher's funeral
  • Richard Chartres, the formidable bishop leading Lady Thatcher's funeral

    04/17/2013 4:01:23 AM PDT · by beaversmom · 11 replies
    The Guardian ^ | Peter Walker
    As a choice to lead Lady Thatcher's funeral service the bishop of London – to use his full title, the Right Reverend and Right Honourable Richard Chartres, KCVO – appears on the face of it the safest, most establishment-friendly choice possible. The 65-year-old, who has occupied the number three role in the church since 1995, is not only close to the Thatcher family but is also a confidant of the royals, a friend of Prince Charles who officiated at Prince William's confirmation and, later, his wedding to Kate Middleton. He is a trustee of Princess Diana's will and a privy...
  • Margaret Thatcher Funeral LIVE NOW

    04/17/2013 2:10:19 AM PDT · by Reaganite Republican · 37 replies
    Fox News ^ | 17 April 2013 | Reaganite Republican
  • Boehner announces House delegation to Margaret Thatcher funeral

    04/16/2013 9:43:40 AM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 47 replies
    Los Angeles Times ^ | 04/16/2013 | Morgan Little
    Tennessee Republican Rep. Marsha Blackburn will lead a House delegation to Britain to attend the funeral of former Prime Minister Margaret Thatcher on Wednesday. Announced by House Speaker John Boehner’s office Monday, the trip marks a culmination of Republican accolades for Thatcher following her death last week. Thatcher’s conservative policies and close relationship with President Reagan won her widespread support within the GOP. “Margaret Thatcher was one of the greatest champions freedom has ever known, and her funeral gives Americans and friends around the world an opportunity to pay final respects,” Boehner said in a statement. The delegation also includes...