Skip to comments.Margaret Thatcher 1926–2013
Posted on 04/09/2013 9:29:07 PM PDT by Steelfish
APRIL 9, 2013 Margaret Thatcher 19262013 We shall not see her like again. By Conrad Black
The news of the death of Margaret Thatcher is not, at her age and in the condition that she has been in for some years, a great surprise or entirely sad. But in contemplation of the great career she had and the immense service she rendered the United Kingdom and the Western world, it is overwhelmingly sad.
In general, Britains greatest prime ministers have served successfully in wars with other Great Powers: William Pitt the Elder (in the Seven Years War), William Pitt the Younger (in the Napoleonic Wars), Palmerston (in the Crimean War), David Lloyd George (in the Great War), and Winston Churchill (in World War II). Robert Walpole, Robert Peel, John Russell, Benjamin Disraeli, William Ewart Gladstone, and the Marquess of Salisbury are also generally reckoned to be great prime ministers, either as stylish survivors like Walpole and Salisbury or as great reformers, and especially if their accomplishments were leavened with a tremendous wit, parliamentary legend, and literary cachet, as Disraelis and Churchills were.
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RIP Iron Lady. You did good. Free people everywhere will miss you.
Such a real lady and an outstanding leader. RIP.
She’s a better Prime Minister dead than Cameron is alive.
Thanks for posting this. One of the best obituaries written on the Great Lady. Sure miss Conrad Black at the Daily Telegraph.
Damn right we’ll never see her kind again.. or Reagan’s. sad to see the last of that great era of freedom die away.
Steady on. Freedom is always present. Liberty is always present. Choose your tools accordingly, and with great use. You rest well Lady Thatcher. Thank You.
She was born in 1925.
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