A journey across Margaret Thatcher's England

Apr 20, 2013

A journey across Margaret Thatcher's England

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Much of Eileen Jeffrey’s adult life has been shaped by a woman she never met and a prime minister she never voted for. “I remember Margaret Thatcher, of course I do,” Jeffrey says, standing in the shadow of the South Quay Docklands Light Railway ...

Thatcher 'gave nod to son's coup plans'

Apr 18, 2013

Thatcher 'gave nod to son's coup plans'

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Margaret Thatcher approved of a failed attempt to use an army of mercenaries to overthrow the president of Equatorial Guinea, according to the unpublished memoirs of the chief protagonist of the bid — former SAS officer Simon Mann. The former prime minister, whose son, ...

BBC in Thatcher death song row

Apr 14, 2013

BBC in Thatcher death song row

The BBC said Friday it will play just five seconds of “Ding-Dong! The Witch is Dead” on its weekly radio chart show after the song surged toward the No. 1 spot following the death of former Prime Minister Margaret Thatcher. Opponents of the “Iron ...

Apr 12, 2013

A decisive but divisive leader

Margaret Thatcher will be remembered for her decisive neoliberalism even though it atomized people and widened economic disparity among Britons.