Margaret Thatcher was Britain’s first female prime minister and served three consecutive terms in office. She was one of the dominant political figures of 20th century Britain, and “Thatcherism” continues to have a huge influence.
Born on October 13, 1925, in Grantham, England, Margaret Thatcher became Britain’s Conservative Party leader and in 1979 was elected prime minister, the first woman to hold the position. During her three terms, she cut social welfare programs, reduced trade union power and privatized certain industries. Thatcher resigned in 1991 due to unpopular policy and power struggles in her party. She died on April 8, 2013, at age 87.
Quotes from Iron Lady :
“One of the things being in politics has taught is that men are not a reasoned or reasonable sex.” – Margaret Thatcher
“We have to learn again to be one nation, or one day we shall be no nation.”
“Any woman who understands the problems of running a home will be nearer to understanding the problems of running a country.”
“I’ve got a woman’s ability to stick to a job and get on with it when everyone else walks off and leaves it.”