Margaret The Magnificent: We Desperately Need More Leaders Like Her
Margaret Thatcher (1925 – 8 April 2013) Thatcher was the first — and still only — female prime minister in Britain's history. She rescued Britain from ruin & laid the groundwork for an extraordinary economic renaissance, during her 11 year term. Known as the "Iron Lady", a nickname that became associated with her uncompromising politics & leadership style, she simply would not allow Britain to be pushed around, particularly by military dictators.
Leaders of the Western World. Margaret Thatcher was the Prime Minister of the United Kingdom (the equivalent of president) 1979-1990. She was the longest-serving British Prime Minister of the 20th century.
Margaret Thatcher - Irish hunger strike; Falklands War; sold council housing to tenants; miners' strike 1984–85; privatisation of many previously government-owned industries; decreased the power of trade unions; negotiation of the UK rebate towards the European Community budget; Brighton hotel bombing; Sino-British Joint Declaration; Anglo-Irish Agreement; Westland Affair; abolition of GLC; Section 28; the "Poll tax" and Poll Tax Riots; Lockerbie bombing; end of the Cold War; Gulf War.