Margaret Hilda Thatcher, Baroness Thatcher (13 October 1925 – 8 April 2013) was a British stateswoman. She served as Prime Minister of the United Kingdom (UK) from 1979 to 1990, longer than any other British prime minister in the 20th century. She led the UK’s Conservative Party from 1975 to 1990. Thatcher was the first female British prime minister and was often known by the nickname “The Iron Lady”, given to her by a journalist from the Soviet Union. Her birth name was Margaret Hilda Roberts. Thatcher studied chemistry at Somerville College, Oxford, and worked briefly as a research chemist, before becoming a barrister. She was elected Member of Parliament (MP) for Finchley in 1959. Edward Heath made her a Secretary of State in his government of 1970 to 1974. In 1975, she beat Heath in the Conservative Party leadership election to become Leader of the Opposition and the first woman to lead a major British political party. In 1979, she was elected Prime Minister, and won a landslide re-election in 1983 after victory in the 1982 Falklands War and the recovering economy brought a revival of support. Thatcher was re-elected for a third term with another landslide in 1987, but her following support for the Community Charge (“poll tax”) was very unpopular, and her more Eurosceptic views on the European Community were not shared by others in her Cabinet. She resigned as Prime Minister and party leader in November 1990, after a challenge was made by Michael Heseltine to her leadership. After retiring from the House of Commons in 1992, she was given a life peerage as Baroness Thatcher, which gave her the right to sit in the House of Lords. In 2013, she died of a stroke in London, at the age of 87. Although a controversial figure in British political culture, Thatcher is still viewed positively in most opinion polls of British prime ministers. The debate over her neoliberal policies and legacy in the UK continues into the 21st century. We bring you the compilation of the best Margaret Thatcher Quotes, hope you like it.
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Look at a day when you are supremely satisfied at the end. It’s not a day when you lounge around doing nothing; it’s when you’ve had everything to do, and you’ve done it. -Margaret Thatcher
I am extraordinarily patient, provided I get my own way in the end. -Margaret Thatcher
I’ve got a woman’s ability to stick to a job and get on with it when everyone else walks off and leaves it. -Margaret Thatcher
You may have to fight a battle more than once to win it. -Margaret Thatcher
It may be the cock that crows, but it is the hen that lays the eggs. -Margaret Thatcher
The lady’s not for turning. -Margaret Thatcher
Pennies do not come from heaven- they have to be earned here on earth. -Margaret Thatcher
The battle for women’s rights has been largely won. -Margaret Thatcher
One only gets to the top rung of the ladder by steadily climbing up one at a time, and suddenly all sorts of powers, all sorts of abilities which you thought never belonged to you- suddenly become within your own possibility and you think, “Well, I’ll have a go, too.” -Margaret Thatcher
People think that at the top there isn’t much room. They tend to think of it as an Everest. My message is that there is tons of room at the top. -Margaret Thatcher
If it’s me against 48, I feel sorry for the 48. -Margaret Thatcher
Standing in the middle of the road is very dangerous; you get knocked down by traffic from both sides. -Margaret Thatcher |
To wear your heart on your sleeve isn’t a very good plan; you should wear it inside, where it functions best. -Margaret Thatcher
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I’m not hard, I’m frightfully soft. But I will not be hounded. -Margaret Thatcher
Standing in the middle of the road is very dangerous; you get knocked down by the traffic from both sides. -Margaret Thatcher
I will not change just to court popularity. -Margaret Thatcher
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