‘Iron Lady’ Margaret Thatcher Dies At Age 87

English: Margaret Thatcher photo cropped from ...

English: Margaret Thatcher photo cropped from this Image. Description of original image:Margaret Thatcher and Nancy Reagan at 10 Downing Street. President Ronald Reagan is behind, in between the two, and Mr. Denis Thatcher is to Mr. Reagan’s left. (Photo credit: Wikipedia)

LONDON – Love her or loathe her, one thing’s beyond dispute: Margaret Thatcher transformed Britain.

The Iron Lady who ruled for 11 remarkable years imposed her will on a fractious, rundown nation – breaking the unions, triumphing in a far-off war, and selling off state industries at a record pace. She left behind a leaner government and more prosperous nation by the time a mutiny ousted her from No. 10 Downing Street.

Thatcher’s former spokesman, Tim Bell, said that the former prime minister had died this morning of a stroke. She was 87.

For admirers, Thatcher was a savior who rescued Britain from ruin and laid the groundwork for an extraordinary economic renaissance. For critics, she was a heartless tyrant who ushered in an era of greed that kicked the weak out onto the streets and let the rich become filthy rich.

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2 comments on “‘Iron Lady’ Margaret Thatcher Dies At Age 87

  1. Say what you may about Margaret Thatcher.She was a tough though fair with common sense.My favorite quote from her is:
    The problem with socialism is that it will run out of other people’s money.
    Very fitting for America today.
    Welcome to your eternal rest Mrs.Thatcher and say “Hi” to President Reagan for us.
    We miss you both!

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