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Andrew Adonis refers to Margaret Thatcher's Bruges speech of 1988. Although this is regarded as having injected the anti-EEC/EU poison into the Conservative party from which we have suffered ever since, it is worth recalling those aspects of her speech that eurosceptics have always preferred to ignore, ...
A Scots MP has sparked a debate after she backed calls for a statue to be erected to former prime minister Margaret Thatcher. Jo Swinson, LibDem MP for East Dunbartonshire, said she was disappointed that Westminster Council has turned down an application for a statue of the controversial ex-PM in ...

Growing up as a little girl in the Thatcher years of the 1980s, Jo Swinson said, she had no doubt a woman could become Prime Minister. It was on this merit that the Liberal Democrat deputy leader called for a statue of Margaret Thatcher to be erected in Parliament Square, beside the 11 men already ...
When Margaret Thatcher rode into town to end all that, she had the brainwave of depleting social housing stock by selling heavily discounted council homes. That was the perfect way to free the aspirants she courted from the bondage of lifelong tenancies at very low rents (with a sprinkle of gerrymandering ...
... waiting' speech may prove familiar. MARGARET THATCHER'S speech to the Conservative party conference in 1990 may sound awfully familiar after the Iron Lady poked fun at the then “Prime Minister in waiting” Neil Kinnock. By Joe Barnes. PUBLISHED: 07:10, Wed, Feb 21, 2018 | UPDATED: 07:12, Wed, Feb 21, 2018 ...
A Liverpool Councillor has been accused of sexism during a debate over whether a statue of Margaret Thatcher should be created. Liberal Democrat leader Cllr Richard Kemp has been accused of 'misogyny' over what he said was a joke made on twitter about Mrs Thatcher - who he believes is deserving ...

Campaigners for a statue of Margaret Thatcher in Parliament Square have gained an unlikely ally in the deputy leader of the Liberal Democrats, who has accused those opposing it of being “pretty sexist”. Jo Swinson yesterday said the debate over the statue had been marred by a “whiff of misogyny”, ...
THE Queen was reduced to tears over her feud with Margaret Thatcher, a TV documentary claims. And Princess Margaret said it was the only time she had seen her cry. The Queen was reduced to tears over her feud with Margaret Thatcher, a new documentary. AFP. 2. The Queen was reduced to tears ...
It gives no sense of the fact that this has been occurring on a massive scale for fully 39 years, since the day that Margaret Thatcher entered Downing Street. During that period, all types of public land have been targeted, held by local and central government alike. And while disposals have generally been ...
The 31-year-old reality star is joined by Geordie Shore's Marnie Simpson and Love Island's Marcel Somerville in a search for spirits in an disused underground bunker. In the bunker buried 120 feet underground, The Only Way Is Essex star is convinced he's receiving a message from the former Prime ...
I WAS no supporter of Margaret Thatcher, particularly her privatisation policies. Nevertheless, I do support the erection of a bronze statue to her in Parliament Square. It wouldn't be so bad if opponents of the statue based their objections on grounds of policy, like the poll tax, or the way she dealt with the ...
A picture of ex-Prime Minister Margaret Thatcher is seen on the wall inside the Ealing Conservative Association before the visit of Britain's Prime Minister ... A second attempt to erect a statue of Britain's former Prime Minister Margaret Thatcher outside parliament, just six months after a first proposal was ...
AN ARMOURED bus once used to tour former Prime Minister Margaret Thatcher around Northern Ireland has been photographed rusting in a car park. The once hi-tech coach, which is fitted with bulletproof windows, sound proofing and enough room inside for 36 people is struggling to gain attention from ...
Plans for a statue of Margaret Thatcher near the UK Houses of Parliament in London have been rejected over its design and a lack of approval from her family. Westminster Council unanimously turned down the design for the 1.5-times lifesize statue - and suggested a handbag should feature in any revised ...
Sculptor Douglas Jennings works on the proposed statue of Margaret Thatcher. Photograph: Douglas Jennings/PA. The first was described as “monument saturation” around parts of Westminster, given what the council called unprecedented recent demand for statues and other monuments in recent years.
Margaret Thatcher hosted Nelson Mandela at Downing Street in 1990. Margaret Thatcher suggested that South Africa should be a “whites-only state”, distrusted Germany and hated men with moustaches, the UK's former chief diplomat has alleged. See related. South Africans call for apartheid flag ban.
A tempestuous Cabinet meeting in February 1990 reportedly led then-Foreign Secretary Douglas Hurd to exclaim: “Cabinet now consists of three items: Parliamentary Affairs, Home Affairs, and xenophobia." Share; Comments. By. Mikey SmithPolitical reporter. 14:40, 21 JAN 2018. News. (Image: AFP). Share; Comments.

Margaret Thatcher believed South Africa should be a “whites-only state”, it has been reported. The former head of the Diplomatic Service, Sir Patrick Wright, has made a number of explosive claims in his account of the former Prime Minister's time in office. Sir Patrick also said that Ms Thatcher “loathed” ...
Plan for Margaret Thatcher statue gets another handbagging. Henry Zeffman, Political Reporter. January 18 2018, 12:01am, The Times. All articles now feature tags allowing you to explore related topics and articles. Dismiss. Politics. Margaret Thatcher with her trademark handbag. Her daughter was said to be upset that it ...
Sunday Shows Round-Up: Franz Ferdinand Troll Theresa May And Tory MP Hails Margaret Thatcher Her 'Living' Political Hero ... for Communities and Local Government has condemned the Iranian regime as “abhorrent” and a Tory MP has claimed Margaret Thatcher is her greatest living political hero.
A Tory MP might want to do some more reading up on the history of her party after revealing her 'living political hero' is Margaret Thatcher. Yes, living hero. As you, unlike Rebecca Pow, may be aware, the Iron Lady passed away in April 2013. The Taunton Deane MP made the gaffe on Radio 5 Live.
Tory MP says her 'living political hero' is Margaret Thatcher in radio gaffe. Rebecca Pow doubled down on her error, saying she got a book about the Iron Lady for Christmas so 'she's living with me every night!' Share; 5Comments. By. Dan BloomPolitical reporter. 13:07, 7 JAN 2018. News ...
The more one compares her with later politicians, both Labour and Tory, the more she towers above them. And she wasn't always wrong. Margaret Thatcher gets a kiss from Petticoat Lane stallholder Lew Pickle, on an East End walkabout in 1979. Photograph: Rolls Press/Popperfoto/Popperfoto/Getty ...
London (CNN) Margaret Thatcher was apparently not one for panda diplomacy. The former British Prime Minister once refused to share a flight to Washington with a giant panda on an official visit, according to official documents declassified on Friday . In 1981 the president of the London Zoological Society, ...
London (CNN) Margaret Thatcher was apparently not one for panda diplomacy. The former British Prime Minister once refused to share a flight to Washington with a giant panda on an official visit, according to official documents declassified on Friday . In 1981 the president of the London Zoological Society, ...
The Queen was “in a rage” with Margaret Thatcher for damaging “her Commonwealth” during an international conference of former British colonies in 1987, files reveal. Such was her anger, the Queen considered scrapping her weekly audience with the prime minister, a Buckingham Palace source told a ...
Charles Haughey and Margaret Thatcher were not quite on the same page when it came to exchanging pleasantries, state papers have revealed. After the British Prime Minister won her third election in 1987, the Taoiseach wrote a charming letter to 10 Downing Street. He kicked it off with: "Dear Margaret.".
LONDON — Former British Prime Minister Margaret Thatcher refused to share her Concorde with a giant panda while on her way to meet President Ronald Reagan in 1981, newly released documents revealed Friday. Thatcher dismissed suggestions that taking a furry companion to D.C. could boost the ...
The Queen was “in a rage” with Margaret Thatcher for damaging “her Commonwealth” during an international conference of former British colonies in 1987, according to newly declassified official files. PUBLISHED: PUBLISHED: 00:01, Fri, Dec 29, 2017 ...
Margaret Thatcher was warned against inviting Richard Nixon to Downing Street after he was forced to resign as US President over the Watergate scandal, newly released documents reveal. UK diplomats told the then Prime Minister it would be “unhelpful” to US-UK relations if she hosted the disgraced ...
Margaret Thatcher savaged John Major for scrapping the poll tax, in a meeting that set the tone for their increasingly bitter relations. The flagship policy was a key factor in the Iron Lady's downfall and was axed after Mr Major succeeded her in November 1990. During a meeting on January 3, 1991, she told ...
THERESA May must summon up the will of the Iron Lady if she wants to achieve a “clean Brexit” and overcome the Chancellor Philip Hammond, a Tory MP has claimed. MP Bernard Jenkin said she must find the spirit of Margaret Thatcher - who won back a rebate from Europe and defied her ministers and ...
Councillors have been told to vote against life-size-and-a-half statue of Baroness Thatcher in Parliament Square after new plans were submitted - six months after it was shelved over fears of vandalism. The original idea for the memorial to the controversial former prime minister, who died in 2013, was ...
Margaret Thatcher looks set to lose out to two pioneering feminists in the battle to be the first woman to have a statue in Parliament Square. Rival campaigns have battled for years to be first to put a statue of a woman in front of the Houses of Parliament. The race was won by advocates of suffragist and trade ...
... to 'assassinate' Thatcher as McVey row blows up. ARCHIVE footage of John McDonnell joking about his desire to “assassinate” Margaret Thatcher has emerged amid a fresh row about comments he made about Esther McVey. By Darren Hunt. PUBLISHED: 07:19, Thu, Jan 11, 2018 | UPDATED: 08:27, Thu, Jan 11, 2018 ...
Prof Pissarides claimed Conservative PM Margaret Thatcher would have been opposed to the decision due to her role as a pioneer for closer economic collaboration with the EU. The LSE academic said: "She was a very strong supporter of the single market so she would probably say 'don't do it.' "She was ...
MARGARET Thatcher warned John Major that sticking to high interest rates could be a disaster 18 months before “Black Wednesday”. Maggie - who had stepped down as PM - told Major in January 1991 the soaring rates forced by the UK's membership of the European Exchange Rate mechanism could be ...
She continued: "He used to ring me up and say that he was having such a ghastly time because Margaret Thatcher drove him mad by ringing him up every day and telling him what to do." Lady Trumpington declined to identify any PM she had known who should not have had the job but when asked to ...
Margaret Thatcher's ministers pleaded to be chauffeured around in official Jaguars rather than lowly Rovers, records have revealed. Government files released for the first time reveal backstage wrangling over official cars in the late 1980s – as Baroness Thatcher's grip on power slipped amid historic events ...
Margaret Thatcher was warned against inviting Richard Nixon to Downing Street after he was forced to resign as US President over the Watergate scandal, newly released documents reveal. UK diplomats told the then Prime Minister it would be “unhelpful” to US-UK relations if she hosted the disgraced ...
Margaret Thatcher savaged John Major for scrapping the poll tax, in a meeting that set the tone for their increasingly bitter relations. The flagship policy was a key factor in the Iron Lady's downfall and was axed after Mr Major succeeded her in November 1990. During a meeting on January 3, 1991, she told ...
Charles Haughey and Margaret Thatcher were not quite on the same page when it came to exchanging pleasantries, state papers have revealed. After the British Prime Minister won her third election in 1987, the Taoiseach wrote a charming letter to 10 Downing Street. He kicked it off with: "Dear Margaret.".
LONDON — Former British Prime Minister Margaret Thatcher refused to share her Concorde with a giant panda while on her way to meet President Ronald Reagan in 1981, newly released documents revealed Friday. Thatcher dismissed suggestions that taking a furry companion to D.C. could boost the ...
The former Conservative Chancellor, who ran the treasury for Margaret Thatcher between 1983 and 1989, warned that Mrs Thatcher would have “profound concerns” about the state of Brexit negotiations. Speaking to Express.co.uk, Lord Lawson said: “Margaret Thatcher would not have been in a position of ...
A conference dedicated to “the study of Margaret Thatcher and Thatcherism” is to be held in Liverpool next year. But the event has already ...
The organisers of a Liverpool conference dedicated to Margaret Thatcher say they have received “threats to put delegates in hospital”.
A "wholly unacceptable" student party aimed at depicting the battle between miners and Margaret Thatcher has been cancelled amid ...
Jeffrey Archer, the novelist and politician, talks to Telegraph Travel about touring Japan with Margaret Thatcher, growing up in ...
Margaret Thatcher famously suffered with the condition, along with former US President Ronald Reagan, and Love Actually actor Bill Nighy, ...
Over the past two weeks I have been asked many times: “Can Theresa May survive as Prime Minister?” My answer is clear: “She can and she ...


 

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