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Thatcher's Death Marks the End of an Era

George257 Wrote: Apr 11, 2013 4:12 PM
I have voted Conservative all my life, but for the first time, I am seriously considering voting UKIP next time. They won't get in, of course, but it might just give the Conservatives a shock. At the moment they are not a conservative party. They are a liberal party.

When Margaret Thatcher was elected England's first female prime minister of England in the spring of 1979, I was 12 years old and my father had been a congressman for less than four months. To me, it seemed as if it would be only a short while until my own country followed suit and elected a woman to serve as president.

Of course, in my mind, it would be a conservative woman, strong willed, committed, determined and articulate. Like Thatcher.

Thatcher served as prime minster for more than 11 years, stepping down only after a power struggle within her own Conservative...