Margaret Thatcher was probably our greatest ever Prime Minister. Great Britain was in an immense hole after theÂ Callaghan government of 1976-9. Just about every public service went on strike during the Winter of Discontent, dead bodies were not buried, hospitals were closed to patients, mountains of garbage piled up in the streets, 29,474,000 working days were lost directly and many more indirectly. Great Britain was trashed. It was genuinely depressing to live here. The situation was dire, we were the poor man of Europe. Thatcher was a ray of sunshine and took us from this to being a successful, rich, vibrant society. She was incredibly popular, winning three elections, with big majorities, in succession.
With her incisive intelligence, keen respect for the values of our democracy, desire to serve all the British people and a steely determination to succeed through hard work she swept away many of the most egregious evils introduced by the utterly incompetent post war Attlee government. Today many people, who never experienced these times, do not understand the truth, but the facts are irrefutable (click on highlighted text for proof).
Thatcher also left a rich heritage of quotes. Here are some of them:
Excellent stuff. There are many more to enjoy at some future time!