Margaret Thatcher

Philip Hammond’s ‘doom and gloom’ forecasts a puzzle to Lord Lamont

Philip Hammond should account for why the Treasury’s Brexit forecasts envisage “doom and gloom” when separate analyses insist the UK economy will benefit from “strong positive growth”, Lord Lamont has said.<p>The former chancellor, who served under Margaret Thatcher and John Major, said it was …

Philip Hammond

Robert Gates to stay on as William & Mary's chancellor

WILLIAMSBURG, Va. (AP) — Former Defense Secretary Robert Gates will stay on as the chancellor at William & Mary.<p>The university in Williamsburg, Virginia, said Thursday that it will appoint Gates to a second seven-year term that begins in July.<p>The post is mostly ceremonial, but it has a long …

College of William & Mary

30 Years Later: Margaret Thatcher’s Vision for Europe Revisited

Europe is today in the midst of a debate on the future of the European Union. It is not the first one: back before the Maastricht Treaty was passed …

European Union

Margaret Thatcher: If a Tory doesn't believe that private property is central to freedom, then they'd better become a socialist

<b>This article, written by Margaret Thatcher when she was an MP, was originally published in The Telegraph on January 30 1975. In it, she argues that home-ownership is a central tenet of Conservative values.</b><p><b>However, today Theresa May is to reveal a major shift in her party's policy on council</b> …

Social Housing

Home ownership is a cherished Conservative value that Theresa May abandons at her peril 

Housing has always been a potent political issue – not only the supply of and demand for homes, but their tenure. For Labour after the war, the spread of social housing was not just a way to replace the accommodation damaged by bombing or to clear Victorian slums. Herbert Morrison, the Labour …

Opinion (UK)

John Townend, Thatcherite MP – obituary

John Townend, who has died aged 84, was a wine merchant from Hull who for 22 years as Conservative MP for Bridlington and the surrounding area took a Right-wing stance on taxes, trade union reform, capital punishment, South Africa and, most controversially, race and immigration.<p>He was an …

Obituaries

A treasury minister will warn Theresa May she must be bolder on economic reform, like Margaret Thatcher, if Tories are to win next election

THERESA May must get out of the bunker and embrace sweeping economic reform if the Tories are to win the next election, Liz Truss will declare …

Washington D.C.

Embattled May must find a way to unite the party

Deposing a sitting Prime Minister is, to put it mildly, a serious matter. The removal of Margaret Thatcher by the Conservatives in 1990 left scars that have never healed. The attempt by Eurosceptics to force John Major out in 1995 led him to call a vote on his own leadership, reinforcing the …

Opinion (UK)

Letters: The whole nation has benefited from the delay in increasing fuel duty

SIR – What an extraordinary way of putting it Philip Hammond, the Chancellor of the Exchequer, has when he says that the Government has lost £46 billion by not increasing fuel duty for nearly a decade.<p>It is quite the opposite direction of thought to Margaret Thatcher’s view that tax was not a …

Opinion (UK)

From the archive: ‘Margaret Thatcher wins her colours’

In the <i>Observer Magazine</i> of 7 February 1971 there was a profile of Margaret Thatcher, secretary of state for education in Ted Heath’s government (‘Margaret Thatcher wins her colours’). The front cover has her next to a stack of colourful hats holding a feather boa to her cheek.<p>The hat theme – and …

Great Britain

Seven controversial ideas to reshape the British economy

The country is in crisis and an economic revolution is what we need, or so a high-powered group of public figures has claimed.<p>Investment managers, trade unionists and even the Archbishop of Canterbury have banded together under the Institute of Public Policy Research (IPPR) to push for the UK to …

UK Economy

BBC's John Humphrys slips up as he gets Theresa May confused with Margaret Thatcher

As only the second female Prime Minister, it's hardly surprising that Theresa May has been compared to her predecessor Margaret Thatcher.<p>But for the …

Great Britain

Cheeky Piers Morgan asks Margaret Thatcher's bodyguard Barry Strevens if he ever slept with her, just like Richard Madden in new drama Bodyguard

GOOD Morning Britain's Piers Morgan made viewers laugh today when he asked Margaret Thatcher's former bodyguard if he'd ever slept with …

Celebrity (UK)

Watch: UK PM Theresa May didn’t have a clear answer about her personal position on apartheid

May avoided questions on whether she supported Margaret Thatcher’s views that Nelson Mandela was a terrorist.<p>"Mrs Thatcher believed that Nelson …

South Africa

Theresa May receives guard of honour as she becomes the first UK Prime Minister since Margaret Thatcher to visit Kenya

THERESA May has received a guard of honour as she becomes the first UK Prime Minister to visit Kenya in 30 years.<p>On the final day of her three-day …

Great Britain

British Prime Minister Theresa May Now in Nairobi

Theresa May has arrived in the company of a host of business moguls and investors keen to strike deals with Kenya and the rest of Africa. She arrives …

Africa

It’s easier to defend Margaret Thatcher’s actions in South Africa than Theresa May’s

Disclosures under the 30-year rule show that the Thatcher government’s secret role in the conflict was very different to its public one. But a young …

Opinion (UK)

Did Margaret Thatcher really call Nelson Mandela a terrorist?

Theresa May was grilled on whether she agreed with the Iron Lady’s 1980s views.<p>Michael Crick’s skewering of Theresa May on a rooftop overlooking Cape …

Opinion (UK)

Gillian Anderson Tipped To Play Margaret Thatcher In 'The Crown'

The actress has previously worked with screenwriter Peter Morgan.<p>Gillian Anderson is reportedly being considered for the role of Margaret Thatcher in Netflix drama, <i>The Crown</i>.<p>According to the <i>Daily Mail</i>, the actress will play the UK's first female Prime Minister towards the end of season four.<p>A …

Prince Philip

Bodyguard to Margaret Thatcher tells of life protecting the Iron Lady from assassination attempts and egg peltings

Smart, sexy and with nail-biting tension, it is little surprise Bodyguard is already this year’s most successful drama.<p>The first episode introduced …

Great Britain

The Iron Lady in Africa: Margaret Thatcher's tragicomic trip to Nigeria

Theresa May’s official visit to Nigeria, Kenya and South Africa this week, in search of post-Brexit trade deals, comes 30 years after Margaret Thatcher discovered Africa. In January 1988, Mrs Thatcher made her first ever prime ministerial trip to Nigeria, the oil-rich country that houses a quarter …

South Africa

Nicki Minaj fans confused as she gives shout-out to Margaret Thatcher

"Shoutout to Margaret Thatcher"<p>Nicki Minaj fans were left confused last night after she gave an unexpected shout-out to former UK Prime Minister …

Nicki Minaj

Nicki Minaj Gave a Shout Out to Margaret Thatcher and People Are Really Confused

Nicki Minaj caused some confusion on social media Thursday night when she gave a shout out to Margaret Thatcher, the late former British Prime …

Nicki Minaj

Nicki Minaj appears on a new version of BTS’s “Idol”

Listen to the reworked track from the K-Pop group’s Love Yourself: Answer.<p>Between shouting out Margaret Thatcher and waging war on Travis Scott, …

Music

Gillian Anderson May Play Margaret Thatcher In The Crown

The UK's first female prime minister had a fraught relationship with Queen Elizabeth.<p>Has a piece of casting news for <i>The Crown</i> ever let us down? Every time somebody is rumored to be the frontrunner for a role in Netflix's near-perfect chronicle of Queen Elizabeth's reign, they are reliably …

Queen Elizabeth II

Gillian Anderson reportedly joining The Crown – find out which iconic role she will be playing

<p><b>Gillian Anderson</b> is reportedly in talks to join the hit Netflix show, <i>The Crown,</i> as an iconic historical figure who was thought to have quite a …

Celebrity (UK)

Gillian Anderson 'being considered to play Margaret Thatcher in The Crown'

Actress Gillian Anderson is reportedly being considered for the role of Margaret Thatcher in Netflix hit The Crown.<p>The X-Files star is apparently on …

Prince Philip

Why prosperity has increased but happiness has not

August 23, 2018 5:00 AM<br>In 1990, Prime Minister Margaret Thatcher of Britain was challenged in Parliament by a Labour Member of Parliament on the …

Opinion

Gillian Anderson considered to play Margaret Thatcher in The Crown

The cast list for the next stage of The Crown is shaping up nicely, but the role of Margaret Thatcher is yet to be filled. Reports suggest, however, that the part of the former Prime Minister could go to Gillian Anderson, who even bears a resemblance to the Eighties power player.<p>The Mail reports …

Television (UK)

U.K. Experiences Largest Fall in Home Ownership in the EU

Decades of high house-price inflation have put ownership beyond reach for many in the U.K., according to Bloomberg Economics. Home-ownership rates …

Home Ownership