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Thatcher's Death Marks the End of an Era

George257 Wrote: Apr 11, 2013 4:21 PM
She won three elections in a row - a record unprecedented in modern times. (In the 18th Century the King and Lords appointed PMs.) She must have been pretty popular. Any politician who doesn't make any enemies would have to be pretty ineffectual. John Major probably hasn't got many enemies. Everyone said he was a very nice guy. When he was PM, the leader of the opposition said that John Major would mow your lawn for you,when you went on holiday, if he was your next door neighbour. There won't be any protesters when Sir John dies. Because he didn't really do anything.
American_in_Europe Wrote: Apr 11, 2013 4:40 PM
My comment did not deny that she was popular. It is extremely unusual for people party in the streets when a political leader of two decades past dies.

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...