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  Margaret Thatcher
Margaret Roberts, the daughter of a grocer, was born in Grantham, Lincolnshire, on 13th October, 1925.
In November 1979 Thatcher attended a summit meeting of the European Economic Community where she attempted to renegotiate Britain's contribution to the EEC budget.
Thatcher was returned to power for a third time when she won the 1987 General Election with a majority of 102 seats.
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  Margaret Thatcher - MSN Encarta
Margaret Thatcher, born in 1925, British politician and the first woman to hold the office of prime minister of the United Kingdom.
Thatcher was educated at Kesteven and Grantham Girls’ School and went on to earn a degree in chemistry at the University of Oxford’s Somerville College.
Thatcher also led a legislative assault on the powers and freedoms of British trade unions, which had helped bring down the previous Labour government by staging a series of unpopular strikes during the infamous “winter of discontent” of 1978 to 1979.
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 CNN Cold War - Profile: Margaret Thatcher
Born Margaret Roberts on October 13, 1925, the daughter of a grocer, she graduated from Somerville College, Oxford, with a degree in chemistry, although she had always had an interest in politics and law.
Thatcher is recognized for having curbed runaway inflation, significantly reducing public spending and reducing the power of the British unions.
Thatcher also pressed ahead with her plans to modernize the British fleet with Trident II nuclear submarines and resisted Soviet efforts to include British and French nuclear deterrents in the INF treaty negotiations.
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 Margaret Thatcher - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia   (Site not responding. Last check: )
Margaret Hilda Thatcher, Baroness Thatcher, LG, OM, PC, FRS (born October 13, 1925) is a British politician and the first woman Prime Minister of the United Kingdom, a position she held from 1979 to 1990.
Thatcher served as Education Secretary in the government of Edward Heath from 1970 to 1974, and successfully challenged Heath for the Conservative leadership in 1975.
Thatcher was born Margaret Hilda Roberts in the town of Grantham in Lincolnshire in eastern England.
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THATCHER: He did say, "Look, try to put personal recollections because that makes it human." Anyway, you don't need urging to do that, because so many of the things occur because you either get on very well with some one or you've had a breakthrough in negotiations or you've had a difficulty or a problem.
THATCHER: Ronald Reagan knew exactly the broad general direction in which he wished to go -- so did I -- but I had to do things in much more detail; first, because I was concerned to see that policies stood up not only in the general terms but would stand up in the particular detail.
THATCHER: The fact that I knew and he knew that we were working for the same purposes and for the same ends and often by the same methods.
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 Margaret Thatcher
Thatcher was educated at the local grammar school and at Oxford where she studied chemistry.
Margaret Thatcher's government followed a radical programme of privatisation and deregulation, reform of the Trade Unions, tax cuts and the introduction of market mechanisms into health and education.
When she met him, Baroness Thatcher remarked that "it was clear to me at once that Denis was an exceptional man - he had a certain style and dash." Described as a man of integrity, humour and common sense, he had a strong business background and fought with the Royal Artillery during the war.
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 Margaret Thatcher
Margaret Thatcher was the longest serving Prime Minister for more than 150 years and was the first woman ever to take the role.
Thatcher was eventually persuaded not to go forward to the second ballot, which was won by her Chancellor of the Exchequer, John Major.
Denis Thatcher, as the first male PM spouse in history, was always likely to be the centre of media attention - and he didn't disappoint.
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 Margaret Thatcher
Margaret Thatcher was the longest serving Prime Minister for more than 150 years and was the first woman ever to take the role.
Thatcher was eventually persuaded not to go forward to the second ballot, which was won by her Chancellor of the Exchequer, John Major.
When she met him, Baroness Thatcher remarked that "it was clear to me at once that Denis was an exceptional man - he had a certain style and dash." Described as a man of integrity, humour and common sense, he had a strong business background and fought with the Royal Artillery during the war.
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 Margaret Thatcher - Conservapedia
Thatcher won three elections between 1979 and decision not to stand for a second party vote in 1990, when it became apparent she wouldn't have the needed votes.
Margaret Thatcher was the longest serving Prime Minister in more than 150 years, and alongside Winston Churchill, many consider her to be one of the two most important British political leaders of the twentieth century.
Thatcher started by increasing interest rates to drive down inflation which hit the manufacturing sector and caused unemployment to rise sharply and there was a deep recession in the early 1980s blamed on her Government's economic policy.
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Thatcher was one of few Conservative MPs to support Leo Abse's Bill to decriminalise male homosexuality, and she voted in favour of David Steel's Bill to legalise abortion.
Thatcher was incensed by one contemporary view within the Civil Service, that its job was to manage the UK's decline from the days of Empire, and she wanted the country to assert a higher level of influence and leadership in international affairs.
Thatcher herself would have been injured if not for the fact that she was delayed from using the bathroom (which suffered more damage than the room she was in at the time the; IRA bomb detonated).
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 Brain-Juice | Biography of Margaret Thatcher   (Site not responding. Last check: )
Margaret Hilda Roberts was born on October 13, 1925, in a spartan apartment above her parents’ grocery store in Grantham, Lincolnshire, a small town in the middle of England.
Margaret, as President of the OUCA, was preparing herself for political leadership.
Margaret lost in 1950, and again in 1951, but her vigorous campaigning and youth marked her as a rising star.
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Margaret Hilda Roberts was born in Grantham, England, in 1925.
In 1951, Margaret married Denis Thatcher and two years later, in 1963, she became a tax lawyer after passing the bar exam.
In 1975, Margaret won the leadership of the Conservative party and in 1979, the Conservative party became the leading party.
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 Reference.com/Encyclopedia/Margaret Thatcher
Thatcher was born Margaret Hilda Roberts in the town of Grantham in Lincolnshire, England.
Thatcher insisted that the conference open on time the next day and made her speech as planned in defiance of the bombers, a gesture which won widespread approval across the political spectrum.
Thatcher's new system to replace local government taxes, outlined in the Conservative manifesto for the 1987 election, was introduced in Scotland in 1989 and in England and Wales in 1990.
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 The Biography Channel - Margaret Thatcher Biography
As Miss Margaret Roberts, she stood twice in parliamentary elections for the Conservative Party, before being elected (after her marriage) to the House of Commons, in 1959, as Member for Finchley.
Thatcher's first ministerial appointment came in 1961, and she quickly became a front-bench spokesman for her party, and member of the Shadow Cabinet.
When the Conservatives returned to office in June 1970, she was appointed secretary of state for education and science, becoming famous as "Thatcher, milk snatcher", after her abolition of the universal free school milk scheme.
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 Margaret Thatcher: A Free Market Environmentalist
In my view, Lady Thatcher's approach to the environment is as deeply connected to her belief in the importance of the free market as it is to her belief in tradition and our shared inheritance.
Yet Thatcher saw traditional environmental concerns as very different from "the quite separate question of atmospheric pollution." There her background as the only major world leader to be a trained scientist drove her approach.
Thatcher's critics might claim that she has--to use a fashionable term--flip-flopped on the issue, but that is not necessarily the case.
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 Margaret Thatcher - Uncyclopedia
The young Thatcher was a famed beauty queen (notice: this term does not have the same meaning in the UK than in other countries, a 'queen' is a woman in the UK), parading in swimsuits for the camera while simultaneously crushing the unions.
Thatcher caused controversy when she famously stated that there is “no such thing as sociology”, this comment was criticised by the sociologist Oscar Wilde who felt that such comments would only alienate poor working class sociologists in society, she formulated a new set of policies based upon the writings of philosopher and economist Salma Hayek.
Thatcher is currently the subject of a 3 year long scientific study into why her skin has the same chemical properties of a DVD.
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 Margaret Thatcher - Free English Encyclopedia from Turkcebilgi   (Site not responding. Last check: )
Margaret Thatcher and her policies, known as Thatcherism were, and remain, highly controversial and polarising.
Thatcher also continued the policy of andquot;Ulsterisationandquot; of the previous Labour government and its Secretary of State for Northern Ireland, Roy Mason, believing that the unionists of Northern Ireland should be at the forefront in combating Irish republicanism.
Thatcher announced to her cabinet that she would not be a candidate in the second ballot, thereby bringing her term of office to an end.
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 Margaret Thatcher
Thatcher ended the period of collectivism and introduced the era of the "New Right"- just like her counterpart in America, Ronald Reagan did in his 2 terms.
Thatcher had an early reputation for being a fiscal conservative and her right-wing credentials were unquestioned, especially after she got the nickname "Margaret Thatcher the milk snatcher" when in her first act as cabinet minister, she eliminated state subsidies for school milk.
Thatcher was able to distract the public away from the recession of 1982-3 with her much ballyhooed attack on Argentina in the Falkland Islands.
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 Thatcher Becomes Britain's First Woman Prime Minister
In what is being seen as a sea-change in British politics, Thatcher, leader of the Conservative for four years since she took over from Edward Heath, now holds the keys to the famous residence of 10, Downing Street.
Thatcher took Labour to task over their handling of the economy and the unions and it is this more than anything that has given them the victory this week.
Thatcher is likely to be able to govern easily for a full term and before another election is due, in 1984 at the latest, Britain is likely to see some sweeping reforms.
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 CNN - Transcript: Interview with Margaret Thatcher - June 30, 1997
Thatcher: Particularly sad, the circumstances are unique, all the other things that you mentioned we did rule over for a time and brought each to independence, because we were able to do that.
Thatcher: I imagine with sorrow and dignity, and we are all concerned - of course we are.
Thatcher: I think it is not so much the troops as the manner of their coming.
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 Presidential Medal of Freedom Recipient The Right Honorable Margaret Thatcher
Former Prime Minister Margaret Thatcher pay her respects as the casket of former U.S. President Ronald Reagan lies in state in the rotunda of the United States Capitol in Washington, June 9, 2004.
Thatcher turned the nation's anti-union feeling into a handsome parliamentary majority and a mandate to restrict union privileges by a series of laws that effectively ended Britain's trade-union problem once and for all.
With Reagan and Thatcher in power, the application of judicious pressure on the Soviet state to encourage it to reform or abolish itself, or to implode, became an admissible policy.
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 BBC - History - Margaret Thatcher (1925 - )
She is one of the dominant political figures of 20th century Britain, and Thatcherism continues to have a huge influence.
Margaret Hilda Roberts was born on 13 October 1925 in Grantham, Lincolnshire, the daughter of a grocer.
Thatcher was nicknamed 'The Iron Lady' by the soviets.
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 Margaret Thatcher Biography (Political Figure) — Infoplease.com
Margaret Thatcher was the United Kingdom's first woman prime minister, and she held the office of PM for longer than anyone in the 20th century.
Mark Thatcher was arrested in August of 2004 on suspicion that he was involved in a coup plot in oil-rich Equatorial Guinea.
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