Janice Junie Lim

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The Iron Lady vs. The Iron Curtain

Margaret Thatcher's funeral: 'Cometh the hour, came the Lady'

David Cameron led the House of Commons in tribute to Baroness Thatcher, praising the former prime minister as the woman who “made our country great again”.<p><b>Margaret Thatcher: coverage in full</b> <b><br>Margaret Thatcher obituary</b> <b><br>Margaret Thatcher dies: latest reaction</b><p>The Prime Minister opened a special session …

What The Economist saw

MARGARET THATCHER was part of British poliltical life for 33 years and was mentioned in hundreds of <i>Economist</i> articles. Here are a few highlights from …

The Economic Case For and Against Thatcherism

As I hope I made clear in my post on Monday, I’m willing to give the old devil her due. But let’s not get carried away. “Margaret Thatcher had more impact on the world than any woman ruler since Catherine the Great of Russia,” Paul Johnson wrote in the <i>Wall Street Journal</i>. In the <i>Times</i>, David Brooks, …

How Margaret Thatcher reset the status quo of British politics

Cecil Parkinson describes how a grittily determined Margaret Thatcher challenged, surmounted and then re-set the status quo of politics in Britain<p>When he heard that Margaret Thatcher had been elected leader of the Conservative Party, Jim Callaghan, the Labour Prime Minister, said, ‘We have just won …

No ordinary politician

SEVERAL prime ministers have occupied 10 Downing Street for as long as, or even longer than, Margaret Thatcher. Some have won as many elections—Tony …