[Surfnetkids: 17 Apr 2013] Margaret Thatcher

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#1. April 17, 2013

Barbara J. Feldman
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#2. Margaret Thatcher

by Barbara J. Feldman

Margaret Thatcher Printable (** for premium members only)

Margaret Thatcher (Oct 13, 1925 – Apr 8, 2013) was Prime Minister of the United Kingdom from 1979 to 1990. Nicknamed “the Iron Lady” by a Soviet journalist for her tough leadership style, her conservative policies became known as “Thatcherism.”

BBC History: Margaret Thatcher
“Margaret Thatcher was Britain’s first female prime minister and served three consecutive terms in office. She was one of the dominant political figures of 20th century Britain, and Thatcherism continues to have a huge influence.” This BBC mini site includes video highlights from their broadcast TV shows, and a short Thatcher biography. Be sure to visit “Thatcher’s Journey from Finchley to Downing St” which you’ll find listed under Related BBC Links in the right hand column.

BrainyQuote: Margaret Thatcher Quotes
“Being powerful is like being a lady. If you have to tell people you are, you aren’t.” Brainy Quote brings us three pages of Thatcher quotations, tagged by topic. There is also a page of quotes that mention Thatcher. Look for it under the Links subhead in the right-hand column. “One of the people that I respect the most now, a person I think has done a heck of a lot for this world as a leader, is Margaret Thatcher.” Sanford I. Weill

The Guardian: Margaret Thatcher
The Guardian mini-site includes articles about Thatcher’s death and funeral, and Editors’ Picks of stories about her life from their archive. ” [David] Cameron said that in the 1940s the then Margaret Roberts went for a job interview at ICI. Afterwards the interviewer said she was ‘headstrong, obstinate and dangerously opinionated’. Those qualities, said Cameron, were eventually put to use in the service of the country.”

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“Don’t follow the crowd, let the crowd follow you.” ~~ Margaret Thatcher ~~(13 October 1925 – 8 April 2013) British Prime Minister. Click here for more quotations on leadership.

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