The Iron Lady

Thatcher ReaganWhen I’m out of politics I’m going to run a business, it’ll be called rent-a-spine.”

Not for nothing was she known as the Iron Lady!

Other Thatcher quotes from The American Spectator:

The problem with socialism is that you eventually run out of other people’s money.”

To those waiting with bated breath for that favourite media catchphrase, the U-turn, I have only one thing to say: You turn if you want to. The lady’s not for turning.” -To the Conservative conference in 1980

They are casting their problems at society. And, you know, there’s no such thing as society. There are individual men and women and there are families. And no government can do anything except through people, and people must look after themselves first. It is our duty to look after ourselves and then, also, to look after our neighbours.” -in a 1987 interview.

“Do you know that one of the great problems of our age is that we are governed by people who care more about feelings than they do about thoughts and ideas.”

“Being democratic is not enough, a majority cannot turn what is wrong into right. In order to be considered truly free, countries must also have a deep love of liberty and an abiding respect for the rule of law.”

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The news this morning is that Margaret Thatcher died of a stroke this morning, 8 April, at her home in Britain.  According to her children, she died of a stroke.  She was 87.

There is no need to follow the journalistic convention of noting her profession.  Everybody knows who she was.  She has been

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