Remembering Margaret Thatcher’s conviction

Former UK prime minister dies of stroke at 87

From The Boston Herald
By Gary J. Remal
April 9, 2013

Former British Prime Minister Margaret Thatcher, dubbed the “Iron Lady,” was a game-changing conservative who set a new path for her nation when England was down and out, with her style of tough talk and action targeting those she thought weren’t pulling their weight.

“Thatcher came in and very determinedly said, all this is going to stop, and Britain is going to be a more competitive place,” said Graham Wilson, chairman of the Boston University Department of Political Science, who grew up in England and focused his early research on the Thatcher era. “She was a radical and wanted to change things, and she was a tremendously strong prime minister.”

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