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  • Governor Palin: On the Iron Lady’s Legacy

    04/17/2013 8:47:16 PM PDT · by Bratch · 6 replies
    Conservatives4Palin ^ | April 17, 2013 | Adrienne Ross
    Prime Minister Margaret Thatcher was laid to rest today. Governor Palin, who has spoken often of her great respect for the Iron Lady, posted the following on Facebook this evening: A friend sent me a recap of this mornings beautiful funeral service for Margaret Thatcher. How fitting that they read from Ephesians 6:10-18 imploring us to put on “the whole armor of God, that ye may be able to withstand in the evil day, and having done all, to stand.” Certainly Margaret Thatcher wore such armor in her many battles.It is so very sad that in this sensitive time of...
  • Why you should, if you can, come to London for Margaret Thatcher's funeral

    04/14/2013 2:20:49 PM PDT · by Lorianne · 14 replies
    Telegraph UK ^ | 13 April 2013 | Daniel Hannan
    When the Duke of Wellington was buried in 1852, a million people – out of a total population of 27.5 million – turned out to pay their respects. Among the reverential crowds lining the streets from Constitution Hill to St Paul's as the twelve-ton carriage passed were many who had disliked his politics. The hero of Waterloo had gone on to become arguably the most reactionary Tory leader of all time. He had resisted the 1832 extension of the franchise, opposed the granting of equal rights to Catholics and Jews and even voted against the abolition of slavery in India....
  • Thatchers Last Wish - Another Clunker from the Iron Lady

    04/14/2013 10:07:25 AM PDT · by goodnesswins · 37 replies
    Forbes ^ | 4/14/13 | Eamonn Fingleton
    The news today is that a group of supporters of Margaret Thatcher are pushing a plan to establish a museum and library as a permanent memorial to her. It is clear that the plan, which would establish a first in British politics, has been long in the making and that it not only had Thatcher’s approval but she herself largely instigated the idea. This is another clunker from the Iron Lady – a final terrible idea from a woman who, pace all current hagiography, will be remembered as one of the worst British political leaders of modern times.
  • Margaret Thatcher: I Vow to Thee, My Country ["Love of Britain..Christian Faith, ...Tradition"]

    04/12/2013 5:05:52 PM PDT · by Steelfish · 9 replies
    Telegraph (U.K.) ^ | April 12, 2013
    Margaret Thatcher: I Vow to Thee, My Country Lady Thatcher planned her own funeral, right down to the hymns, writes Michael Deacon . By Michael Deacon 12 Apr 2013 In death as in life, Margaret Thatcher remains firmly in charge. The woman whose premiership was marked by ramrod certainty and whipcrack decision-making had, it turns out, a characteristically needle-sharp idea about how her funeral must proceed. Today, the details of that idea emerge. From the singing of I Vow to Thee, My Country to the choice of readings, every aspect of the occasion will reflect some part of Baroness Thatcher’s...
  • Mark Steyn: Thatcher thought Britain was worth fighting for

    04/12/2013 1:48:39 PM PDT · by neverdem · 14 replies
    Orange County Register ^ | April 12, 2013 | Mark Steyn
    A few hours after Margaret Thatcher’s death on Monday, the snarling deadbeats of the British underclass were gleefully rampaging through the streets of Brixton in South London, scaling the marquee of the local fleapit and hanging a banner announcing, “THE BITCH IS DEAD.” Amazingly, they managed to spell all four words correctly. By Friday, “Ding Dong! The Witch Is Dead,” from The Wizard of Oz, was the No. 1 download at Amazon U.K... --snip-- A generation on, the Thatcher era seems more and more like a magnificent but temporary interlude in a great nation’s bizarre, remorseless self-dissolution. She was right...
  • In the Shadow of the Greats: Remembering Margaret Thatcher

    04/12/2013 12:36:29 PM PDT · by JERussell · 2 replies
    The Left often speaks of the need for strong women in politics, but when a strong conservative woman comes forward she is met with hate and disdain, such as has been seen in the aftermath of Lady Thatcher's passing.
  • Margaret Thatcher actually stood for something

    04/12/2013 11:23:01 AM PDT · by Rennes Templar · 4 replies ^ | April 12, 2013 | John J. Metzler
    Margaret Thatcher, the British Conservative Prime Minister, between 1979-1990, was a Revolutionary. As the first female Prime Minister she emerged as a truly transformational figure both on the domestic and foreign front and soon challenged the entrenched interests with a stance that promoted freedom and economic liberty. She stood on principle and thus became a lighting rod for the continuing scorn of the collectivist left and the former Soviet Union who dubbed her “The Iron Lady.” She died at 87 in London. In 1979 when her Conservative Party was voted into office in an electoral landslide, Britain was the “Sick...
  • The Need for Thatcher, Then and Now ... Mark Steyn

    04/12/2013 4:50:22 AM PDT · by Rummyfan · 6 replies
    Hugh Hewitt ^ | 11 April 2013 | Mark Steyn
    HH: Beginning the Thursday hour as I always like to do with Columnist To the World, Mark Steyn. You can read all that Mark writes at Mark, a great, great world figure passed this week, Margaret Thatcher. What was your reaction upon hearing the news? MS: Well, it wasn’t exactly unexpected, but it’s one of those, so at the actual moment, I was fine. And as the days have gone by, I’ve been reminded of great moments and great speeches and all the rest of it, I’ve got kind of sadder and sadder about it as the week went...
  • The Unfinished Revolution ... Mark Steyn

    04/12/2013 4:44:13 AM PDT · by Rummyfan · 8 replies
    Steyn Online ^ | 11 Apr 2013 | Mark Steyn
    Just after the Fall of Thatcher, I was in the pub enjoying a drink with her daughter Carol after a little light radio work. A fellow patron, a "radical" "poet", decided to have a go at her in loco parentis, which is Latin for "in the absence of her loco parent". After reciting a long catalogue of Mrs Thatcher's various crimes, he leant into Carol, nose to nose, and summed it all up: "Basically, your mum just totally smashed the working classes." Carol was a jolly good sport about it, as always. And it has to be said that this...
  • Margaret Thatcher: The grandchildren in the US who share the Iron Lady’s spirit

    04/11/2013 5:06:11 PM PDT · by markomalley · 12 replies
    Daily Telegraph ^ | 4/11/13 | Jon Swaine, in Dallas, Texas and Raf Sanchez in Richmond, Virginia
    As they perused the well-stocked aisles of their local shop, the wealthy residents of Highland Park were charmed by the polite and handsome young man behind the counter. They had no idea, however, that this former high school American football star was upholding a family tradition that began 100 years ago in the English town of Grantham, some 5,000 miles away. Michael Thatcher, the only grandson of the grocer’s daughter who became the world’s most powerful woman, now serves customers at a store and pharmacy in Texas. Like his great-grandfather Alfred Roberts before him, Mr Thatcher works long shifts while...
  • America Needs Its Own Thatcher

    04/11/2013 12:49:13 AM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 57 replies
    RealClearPolitics ^ | April 10. 2013 | Robert Robb
    The tributes to Margaret Thatcher in this country upon her passing were nice. But what America really needs is its own Margaret Thatcher. In Republican circles there’s great nostalgia for Ronald Reagan. Thatcher is seen as sort of Reagan’s sidekick, an ally in promoting democratic capitalism and taking a firm stance against Soviet expansionism. Not to diminish Reagan, who transformed American politics in ways that reverberate today, Thatcher actually had the tougher task. Reagan had to restore the health of the American economy, which was plagued by high inflation and sluggish growth. But he had some fiscal headroom within which...

    04/11/2013 2:39:23 PM PDT · by smoothsailing · 36 replies
    Heritage Action ^ | 4-11-2013 | Katherine Rosario
    DEMOCRATS ARE BLOCKING RESOLUTION TO HONOR LADY THATCHER Katherine Rosario April 11, 2013 One would naturally think it impossible that anyone would hesitate – even for an instant – to honor the woman who tackled communism head on as prime minister of Great Britain. Lady Margaret Thatcher was a principled politician who helped to foster the special relationship between Great Britain and the United States that we all benefit from today.A Senate resolution to honor Lady Thatcher was supposed to pass last night. However, per well placed sources on the Hill, Democrats have a hold on the resolution.To refuse to...
  • Margaret Thatcher listened to voters – now it’s Nigel Farage who hears their despair

    04/11/2013 2:59:47 PM PDT · by UKrepublican · 16 replies
    No one much cared what Nigel Farage had to say about Margaret Thatcher. The verdicts of everyone from Nick Clegg to Gerry Adams were being relayed, but broadcasters were not keen on the views of the chap with the funny hat and the comic expressions. Ukip is still seen in Westminster as a freakish single-issue party with the intellectual clout of a mayfly and about the same life expectancy. It might flutter during the Government’s mid-term blues, but it is expected to perish in the next election as surely as the BNP did in the last one. This was certainly...
  • Thatcher Insisted on Facing Hard, Uncomfortable Truths

    04/11/2013 9:23:14 AM PDT · by Kaslin · 6 replies ^ | April 11, 2013 | Michael Barone
    "Divisive." That's a word that appeared, often prominently, in many news stories reporting the death of former British Prime Minister Margaret Thatcher. One senses the writers' disapproval. You're not likely to find "divisive" in stories reporting the deaths of liberal leaders, although every electoral politician divides voters. "Divisive" here refers to something specific. It was Margaret Thatcher's special genius that she systematically rejected the conventional wisdom, almost always well-intentioned, of the political establishment. Instead, she insisted on hard, uncomfortable truths. British Conservatives like Harold Macmillan accepted the tyranny of trade unionism because they had guilty memories of the slaughter of...
  • Sir Richard Branson : " I wouldn't be here without Margaret Thatcher "

    04/10/2013 5:43:12 PM PDT · by sushiman · 9 replies
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  • Margaret Thatcher was the greatest British PM since Winston Churchill, says John Howard

    04/10/2013 5:15:36 PM PDT · by naturalman1975 · 6 replies
    Herald Sun (Melbourne) ^ | 10th April 2013 | The Honourable John Howard OM AC SSI, Former Prime Minister of Australia
    She has been Britain's greatest prime minister since Winston Churchill. As leader of the Conservative Party in Britain she has been the most successful of all in the past 100 years. It should be remembered that Churchill led a coalition national government during World War II. The real measure of Margaret Thatcher's greatness was that she brought about profound change domestically and internationally. The British economy was in a downward spiral when she won office in May 1979; Britons were working a three-day week; uncollected garbage piled up in the streets of London; the all-powerful trade unions effectively ran the...
  • Tony Blair speaks to international challenges in Loyola’s first global studies lecture

    04/10/2013 8:55:47 AM PDT · by Welchie25 · 4 replies
    Catholic Review ^ | 4/10/2013 | Maria Wiering
    Former Prime Minister of the United Kingdom Tony Blair addressed a packed arena at Loyola University Maryland April 9 on the challenges of political leadership in the face of globalization. “The challenges of political leadership today are probably as difficult – if not more so – than any point in time I can remember,” Blair said. Blair’s presentation was the inaugural Hanway Lecture in Global Studies, supported by H. Edward Hanway, chairman of Loyola’s board of trustees. In a 20-minute lecture, Blair said the “chief characteristic of the world today in my view is the scope, the scale and the...
  • Margaret Thatcher: Right about nearly everything

    04/10/2013 12:19:30 PM PDT · by Ennis85 · 7 replies
    financial Times ^ | 9/4/2013 | niall Ferguson
    She was respected more abroad than at home It is still terribly hard for those who opposed her to admit it, but Margaret Thatcher was right about most things. She was right that Britain’s trade unions had become much too powerful. She was right that nationalised industries had to be privatised. She was right that inflation has monetary causes. She was also mostly right about foreign policy. She was right to drive the forces of Argentina’s junta out of the Falklands and she was right to exhort a “wobbly” George H.W. Bush to mete out the same treatment to Saddam...
  • "The Lady's Not for Turning" - Margaret Thatcher and the Leadership of Conviction

    04/09/2013 5:31:18 PM PDT · by ReformationFan · 6 replies
    Virtue Online ^ | 4-9-13 | Albert Mohler
    Margaret Thatcher, one of the most significant leaders of the 20th century, died yesterday at age 87. A model of convictional leadership, Margaret Thatcher became almost universally known as Britain's "Iron Lady." In May 1979, Margaret Thatcher moved into No. 10 Downing Street and changed the course of British history. Beyond this, Lady Thatcher changed the terms of debate on both sides of the Atlantic and left a legacy of leadership that should inspire generations to come. Born October 13, 1925 in the village of Grantham, Margaret Roberts was soon recognized as an unusually bright and forceful child. Her father,...
  • Margaret Thatcher: behind those blue eyes lay a hint of menace

    From the moment I first worked for Margaret Thatcher, almost exactly half a century ago, it was obvious that she was different from any politician I had met. She was strikingly pretty for one thing, more like a milkmaid than an Iron Lady. And she sounded cross, as if she was not being told the whole story. At first I thought this was because her voice was a semitone higher than it later became. In my patronising way – I was all of 25 – I thought she might be a bit nervous because this was her first front-bench post...