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    Default Former British PM, Baroness Margaret Thatcher Dies

    It's just been announced that Baroness Thatcher died peacefully this morning, of a stroke.

    Whilst Mrs Thatcher had her fierce opponents - and did things that some will describe as wrong during her tenure as PM, it can not be in doubt that what she did, she did with integrity. None of this superficial 'spin' and media-friendly obsequiousness that seems to mark out our current breed of politicians.

    Not only that, her position did an incredible amount in terms of showing the world that women could occupy top roles. For that, if nothing else, the female sex owes her a great debt of gratitude.

    RIP, Mrs Thatcher - and my sympathies to her family.
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    one of the toughest politicians in my lifetime. RIP Iron Lady.

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    May she forever rest in peace.


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    Dying of a stroke doesn't sound all that peaceful.
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    Brezhnev took Afghanistan
    and Begin took Beirut
    Galtieri took the Union Jack
    and Maggie, over lunch one day
    took a cruiser, with all hands
    apparently to make him give it back

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    She was the perfect conservative ... RIP

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    I admired her from afar since the 80's. I know her legacy will be mixed but Hillary Clinton and other female politicians should be thankful for her knocking down some doors.

    RIP

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    She wouldn't have a chance in todays politics especially in the USA. RIP
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    Rest in Peace, Mrs. Thatcher.

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    This is one of her best statements in my opinion, something that we here in the United States are ignoring to our own detriment.

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    RIP Iron Lady
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    I think Zigs summed it up best. In the UK, opinion will inevitably be divided as to what she did for this country...Some will always view her as 'Margaret Thatcher: The Milk Snatcher' (a nickname derived from when she took away free milk for all primary school children - although, as a recipient of the foul-smelling, thick, yellow stuff, I wasn't too upset by this development! And, actually, those who know their politics, know she was forced by her boss, Edward Heath, into making that decision anyway - she wasn't PM at the time of the incident, he was).

    Personally speaking, there are things she did which trouble(d) me greatly: the poll tax, the privatisation of many of our services (I understand the reasons why she went down that route, but in terms of reliability - and cost to the consumer - ultimately, that decision turned out to be not such a good one after all), the pretty ferocious treatment of the coal miners...But, there are other things which make me SO proud to be British, and a woman to boot.

    The defeat of the Argentinians in the Falklands War was probably her greatest moment in terms of uniting the British people; her unwavering strength of will and indefatigability in the face of adversity; the (often grudging) respect she gained from men in power all over the world; her integrity and honesty. And, yes, the service she did for the feminist movement - she would have denied being a Feminist, of course () - but the very fact that she was where she was moved the cause forward by generations.

    All in all, no matter what one's view of her politics, there is no denying that Maggie Thatcher was Some Woman.

    (Edit: Now, if only more of today's young girls could see HER as a role model, instead of the Kim Kardashians of this world, I think we'd be onto a winner..!)
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    Well regardless of whatever bad Reagan and her did, it is nothing compared to the idiots that run our respective countries today.

    It's amazing how much has changed in 30 years.

    Anyway I can go back all the way to George Washington and find fault with every great president. Bet the same can be said for PM's. Regardless I do believe the majority of Americans 40 and up appreciate what an ally we had with Margaret Thatcher.

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    She had a set. RIP
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    At Facebook, there's been several profiles created called "Having a party to celebrate Margaret Thatcher's Death." No fooling either. Kind of surprising.

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