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  • Margaret Thatcher: The grandchildren in the US who share the Iron Lady’s spirit

    04/11/2013 5:06:11 PM PDT · by markomalley · 12 replies
    Daily Telegraph ^ | 4/11/13 | Jon Swaine, in Dallas, Texas and Raf Sanchez in Richmond, Virginia
    As they perused the well-stocked aisles of their local shop, the wealthy residents of Highland Park were charmed by the polite and handsome young man behind the counter. They had no idea, however, that this former high school American football star was upholding a family tradition that began 100 years ago in the English town of Grantham, some 5,000 miles away. Michael Thatcher, the only grandson of the grocer’s daughter who became the world’s most powerful woman, now serves customers at a store and pharmacy in Texas. Like his great-grandfather Alfred Roberts before him, Mr Thatcher works long shifts while...
  • Friends revulsion at film that portrays Lady Thatcher as 'granny going mad'

    08/20/2011 9:42:37 PM PDT · by Free ThinkerNY · 24 replies
    Daily Mail ^ | August 21, 2011 | Simon Walters
    Friends of Margaret Thatcher last night expressed their revulsion at a new film that shows her having nightmares about the miners’ strike and the Falklands War, while her late husband Denis appears as a ghost in a pink turban raging at her -‘insufferable’ selfishness. Viewers invited to an early screening of the film, The Iron Lady, starring Meryl Streep as the former Prime Minister and Jim Broadbent as Sir Denis, were aghast at the way that it mocks her frail condition in recent years. One called it ‘insulting’. Another said: ‘I didn’t come here to see a film about granny...
  • Margaret Thatcher's Family Are 'Appalled' At Meryl Streep Film (Left Wing Resentment?)

    07/18/2010 10:10:39 PM PDT · by fight_truth_decay · 24 replies
    Telegraph UK ^ | Published: 6:30AM BST 17 Jul 2010 | Tim Walker. Edited by Richard Eden
    Film about Margaret Thatcher's life, which is expected to star Meryl Streep, shows the former prime minister as a dementia-sufferer looking back at her life with sadness. Although the prospect of Meryl Streep playing Margaret Thatcher may have pleased some admirers of the Conservative former prime minister, her children have been horrified to discover more about the film. Mandrake hears that the screenplay of The Iron Lady depicts Baroness Thatcher as an elderly dementia-sufferer looking back on her career with sadness. She is shown talking to herself and unaware that her husband, Sir Denis Thatcher, has died. “Sir Mark and...
  • Brown may praise Thatcher but he's buried her legacy

    04/26/2005 1:41:17 AM PDT · by tjwmason · 2 replies · 278+ views
    The Daily Telegraph ^ | 26 April, 2005 | Charles Moore
    Brown may praise Thatcher but he's buried her legacyBy Charles Moore (Filed: 26/04/2005) When a politician from one party starts praising one from another, start counting your spoons. Yesterday, Gordon Brown was treacly in his celebration of Margaret Thatcher. She knew something about how to run an economy, he indicated, and she "would never have countenanced" the "reckless and irresponsible" economic policies of today's Conservatives. Patricia Hewitt, another late arrival at the shrine of the Blessed Margaret, declared that the Iron Lady had always put the question of how to run the economy first whereas Michael Howard's Tories "run away...