You know there are times, perhaps once in every thirty years, when there is a change in politics. It then does not matter what you say or what you do. There is a shift in what the public wants and what it approves of. I suspect there is now such a sea change — and […]
Posts Tagged ‘margaret thatcher’
In the US, the young are politically left of their parents, but in the UK, it’s the other way round
Contrary to stereotype, funding for old age housing exploded under Prime Minister Margaret Thatcher
Cross-posted with TCF.org…. I’ve been following my left-liberal friends’ reaction to Margaret Thatcher’s death. I take it they’re not huge fans of her historical legacy. I’m not such a big fan myself. But one aspect of her legacy deserves some notice. The Thatcher government responded rather effectively and humanely to the HIV/AIDS crisis. Embracing harm […]
As God once said, and I think rightly… -Margaret Thatcher My other thoughts on the Iron Lady here and here.
The Londoner’s Diary of last night’s Evening Standard included this gem: The current Tory Chief Whip, Sir George Young, has so far made a good fist of his post, but his political future did not always look so bright. When he was a junior minister under Thatcher over 30 years ago, he met The Iron […]
Jamie Malanowski is no doubt correct that the release of the new Meryl Streep Film “The Iron Lady” will cause many people to revisit what they consider Margaret Thatcher’s most memorable moments. Not wanting in this case to buck the tide, here is my selection, showing Palin’s surprising influence on the Prime Minister. That would […]