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Thatcher's Death Marks the End of an Era

George257 Wrote: Apr 11, 2013 4:26 PM
Another achievement of Mrs Thatcher: she paid off the national debt. If that was her ONLY achievement, (and it isn't, by a long chalk), that ALONE would set her head and shoulders above every politician in the UK now, and in most countries for that matter.

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...