Re: Margaret Thatcher is Dead
The British on this forum can correct me if I am wrong.
She has a transformative impact on British politics and society and was highly effective in liberalizing businesses practices, eliminating regulations , somewhat breaking the hard divide between Britain high classes and lower/working classes. Although herself from a working class background, she had to learn how to talk like an upper class woman to make her way in British politic class.
At the same time, she was a divisive figure given to excesses, and that caused her demise at the end: she was forced out by her own party, not the voters.
Her success on foreign was more resounding. She was decisive, forceful and meant business.
For that, she is admired by the political class-of the US, regardless of party, even including those with some allegiance to Northern Ireland, where she took strong and uncompromising positions followed by actions.
Last edited by tennislover22; Apr 8th, 2013 at 03:04 PM.