Tag: Margaret Thatcher
Thatcher statue approved amid fiery debate
A statue of the UK’s first female prime minister will be put up on a tall plinth in her hometown, out of the reach of vandals, a year after the sculpture was rejected by Westminster council.
Pomp and circumstance for Thatcher funeral
London’s streets fall silent today for the long procession, religious service and eulogies for Margaret Thatcher. Why do we mark the death of some individuals with such ceremony?
Britain’s ‘Iron Lady’ prime minister dies
Margaret Thatcher, the first female prime minister of the UK, has died aged 87. Her vision and determination has left an indelible mark in Britain and beyond – for better or for worse.
Thatcher’s ‘power suits’ fetch £73,000 at auction
A set of iconic suits belonging to Margaret Thatcher, the ‘Iron Lady’ of British politics, were sold this week for thousands of pounds. But do clothes matter, or just obscure the things that do?
Britain at odds over state funeral for Iron Lady
Margaret Thatcher is back: subject of the new movie ‘The Iron Lady’ and a renewed debate about her radical politics – and now the focus of a peculiarly British row about her funeral.
Britain braces itself for biggest strike in generation
Public sector workers all over the UK will go on strike tomorrow, in protest at controversial pension reforms. Ministers are predicting chaos – but what is this strike all about?
US and UK have ‘essential relationship’, says Obama
Barack Obama arrives in London to bolster the 'essential' alliance between the US and the UK. British Conservatives have long believed that America is the country's most important friend. Others...