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It's no exaggeration to assert that Margaret Thatcher remade Britain in her personal photo. She deregulated undefined, introduced the unions to their knees, privatized state-owned businesses, and teamed up with Ronald Reagan to struggle international communism and win the chilly conflict. Her braveness used to be outstanding and her personality greater than existence. She was once a lady who brooked no fools, and her tongue should be rapier sharp. the following, during this short-form e-book, is the inspiring tale of the Iron woman, Britain's first and purely girl major minister.
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Here again, she and Reagan mirrored each other – with some crucial differences - and each clamped down on strikes so effectively that the labor movements in both their countries have been diminished ever since. Reagan had once been a strong union man and was proud that as president of the Screen Actors Guild he had led the union during its first strike in 1952. Unlike Thatcher, he believed that workers’ rights to organize were essential to democracy and to creating the strong middle class that is the backbone of a stable society.
The next day, Michael Heseltine challenged Thatcher for the leadership of the Conservative Party. Although Thatcher won the first ballot, Heseltine attracted sufficient support to force a second. Thatcher – who in a final act of hubris did not return from a conference in Paris to campaign - initially stated that she intended to “fight on and fight to win,” but her Cabinet persuaded her to withdraw. After visiting the Queen, calling world leaders, and making one final Commons speech, she left Downing Street in tears.
She brings 1930s rural England vividly to life: the rituals of school and church and afternoon tea, her pride in her father’s shops with their mahogany spice drawers with burnished brass handles, holidays at the seashore with concerts at the end of the pier, her love of Gilbert and Sullivan and Rudyard Kipling. Margaret adored her father, whose life was a continuous exercise in self-improvement. He managed his shops and finances with brisk efficiency, was a pillar of the Rotary Club, and rose to become Grantham’s mayor.