Margaret Thatcher

Instant Opinion: ‘PM’s peers disgrace the House of Lords’
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Instant Opinion: ‘PM’s peers disgrace the House of Lords’

Your guide to the best columns and commentary on Thursday 6 August
6 Aug 2020
David Steel quits Lib Dems after critical report
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David Steel quits Lib Dems after critical report

Inquiry says Lib Dem put ‘political expediency’ ahead of ‘child protection’
26 Feb 2020
How long will the Tory rule last?
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How long will the Tory rule last?

Former Conservative leader William Hague suggests Boris Johnson is set for ‘decades of dominance in the North’
17 Dec 2019
52 ideas that changed the world: 27. Individualism
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52 ideas that changed the world: 27. Individualism

Championing the moral worth of the individual has had far-reaching effects
13 Dec 2019
A history of MPs murdered in office
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A history of MPs murdered in office

Killing of Labour’s Jo Cox back in the headlines following controversial debate in Parliament
27 Sep 2019
The UK’s five greatest prime ministers
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The UK’s five greatest prime ministers

As Britain gets set for a new leader, The Week looks back at some of the nation’s most lauded PMs
24 Jun 2019
Margaret Thatcher’s election: what the papers said in 1979
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Margaret Thatcher’s election: what the papers said in 1979

The media broadly welcomed arrival of Europe’s first female PM but some warned of widening national divisions
3 May 2019

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Who will be on the new £50 note?
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Who will be on the new £50 note?

Margaret Thatcher is surprise addition to longlist of scientist candidates
27 Nov 2018
Is Theresa May really the next Margaret Thatcher?
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Is Theresa May really the next Margaret Thatcher?

Tory MP says party risk repeating mistakes made in ousting of Iron Lady exactly 28 years ago this week
19 Nov 2018
Five dramatic political coups in recent British history
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Five dramatic political coups in recent British history

From Purnell’s plot to the curry house coup, May and Corbyn are by no means the first modern-day leaders to face mutinies
4 Sep 2018
British prime ministers on holiday - in pictures
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British prime ministers on holiday - in pictures

Theresa May’s latest holiday snaps are branded even more boring than Brexit talks
30 Jul 2018
What is neoliberalism?
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What is neoliberalism?

Dominant political ideology of the late 20th century has fallen out of favour in recent times
11 Jun 2018
Thatcher ‘believed South Africa should be whites-only’
Margaret Thatcher hosted Nelson Mandela at Downing Street in 1990
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Thatcher ‘believed South Africa should be whites-only’

Ex-head of diplomatic service also says former PM distrusted Germany and hated men with moustaches
23 Jan 2018
‘Thatcher vs Miners’ university event cancelled after outcry
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‘Thatcher vs Miners’ university event cancelled after outcry

Dress code for Durham rugby club party included ‘flat caps, filth and a general disregard for personal safety’
27 Nov 2017
The seven most influential women of the last 70 years
Bridget Jones
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The seven most influential women of the last 70 years

Fictional Bridget Jones joins former prime minister Margaret Thatcher on Woman's Hour list
14 Dec 2016
Cameron rated the third-worst prime minister since WWII
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Cameron rated the third-worst prime minister since WWII

Former Conservative MP fares badly in survey of 82 academics - but who is bottom of the list?
14 Oct 2016
Thatcher aides used royal baby to bury anti-nuclear protests
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Thatcher aides used royal baby to bury anti-nuclear protests

Newly released files show Bernard Ingham urged prime minister to use photos of Prince William to combat CND
21 Jul 2016
Poll tax papers show Thatcher ignored early rebellion
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Poll tax papers show Thatcher ignored early rebellion

Newly released government files reveal ministers' fears over the 'most celebrated political disaster in post-war Britain'
19 Feb 2016
Lord Cecil Parkinson: former cabinet minister dies aged 84
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Lord Cecil Parkinson: former cabinet minister dies aged 84

Tory grandee was one of Thatcher's 'closest confidants', but career was overshadowed by affair with secretary
25 Jan 2016
The first ladies of finance
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The first ladies of finance

How the relationship between Janet Yellen and Christine Lagarde could shape our economic destiny
17 Jul 2015
Cameron targets Thatcher's blue-collar army
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Cameron targets Thatcher's blue-collar army

Conservatives are the party of working people, Cameron declares as ‘role reversal week’ continues
14 Apr 2015
IRON LADY: her achievements and failures
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IRON LADY: her achievements and failures

From the Falklands war to financial deregulation and the poll tax, Thatcher transformed UK politics
19 Jun 2014
DON BRIND: Will 'nebbish' Ed get the last laugh?
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DON BRIND: Will 'nebbish' Ed get the last laugh?

Ed is nowhere near as unpopular as Gordon Brown – and Cameron was unable to knock him out
19 May 2014
Tube strike: alternative ways to get around London
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Tube strike: alternative ways to get around London

Useful websites, apps, information and cycling tips to help you avoid London Tube strike chaos
28 Apr 2014
Miliband 'unfit to be PM' - they said the same about Mrs T
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Miliband 'unfit to be PM' - they said the same about Mrs T

Still, the Times splash is not what Miliband needs as he faces a backbench rebellion over the welfare cap
26 Mar 2014
Thatcher 'accepted' Yvonne Fletcher killer would go free
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Thatcher 'accepted' Yvonne Fletcher killer would go free

PM realised 1984 shooting at Libyan embassy demonstration would go unpunished, documents reveal
3 Jan 2014
MANDELA: media treatment 'racist' says daughter
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MANDELA: media treatment 'racist' says daughter

Press intrusion condemned by Makaziwe Mandela as Obama arrives in South Africa
28 Jun 2013
RICHARD JINMAN: Put some politics back into music
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RICHARD JINMAN: Put some politics back into music

Why did it take a member of Take That to remind us that popular music has lost touch with politics?
1 May 2013
THATCHER: Fitting send-off for the Iron Lady?
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THATCHER: Fitting send-off for the Iron Lady?

St Paul's ceremony undisturbed by protesters - we Brits don't go in for 'shrieking at coffins'
18 Apr 2013
Ten Things You Need to Know Today: Thursday 18 Apr 2013
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Ten Things You Need to Know Today: Thursday 18 Apr 2013

18 Apr 2013
Ten Things You Need to Know Today: Tuesday 16 Apr 2013
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Ten Things You Need to Know Today: Tuesday 16 Apr 2013

16 Apr 2013
THE MOLE: True blue outfits for Thatcher museum
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THE MOLE: True blue outfits for Thatcher museum

Aquascutum suits and signature black handbags will be displayed in Reagan-esque Library and Museum
15 Apr 2013
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Broadcaster's argument for playing anti-Thatcher song contradicts its history of censorship
12 Apr 2013
Ten Things You Need to Know Today: Friday 12 Apr 2013
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Ten Things You Need to Know Today: Friday 12 Apr 2013

12 Apr 2013