Margaret thatcher has passed away.

Discussion in 'Politics' started by Grandluxe, Apr 8, 2013.

  1. Margaret Thatcher, Britain's first female PM, dead at 87
    By Richard Allen Greene, CNN
    April 8, 2013 -- Updated 1207 GMT (2007 HKT)

    London (CNN) -- Former British Prime Minister Margaret Thatcher, a towering figure in post-war British and world politics, and the first woman to become British prime minister, has died at the age of 87, her spokeswoman said Monday.
    Thatcher served from 1979 to 1990 as leader of the Conservative Party. She was called the "Iron Lady" for her personal and political toughness.

    She made few public appearances in her final months, missing a reception marking her 85th birthday hosted by Prime Minister David Cameron in October 2010. She also skipped the July 2011 unveiling of a statue honoring her old friend Ronald Reagan in London.

    Though her doctors advised against public speaking, a frail Thatcher attended Reagan's 2004 funeral, saying in a pre-recorded video that Reagan was "a great president, a great American, and a great man."

    "And I have lost a dear friend," she said.

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  2. Maggie has died?!

    The Simpsons will not be the same without her.
  3. May she rust in peace.:cool:
  4. pspr


    Good video.
  5. jem


    great video. thanks for pointing that out.

    that comment about those in eastern Europe even made the guy she was ripping laugh.
  6. benwm


    A great lady, makes today's consensus politicians look very bland.
  7. benwm


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