Margaret Thatcher: No Collagen Needed

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After an hour watching Hollywood’s version of a female leader, we need an antidote. We need the real thing.

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To those waiting with bated breath for that favourite media catchphrase, the U-turn, I have only one thing to say: You turn if you want to. The lady’s not for turning.”

October 10, 1980

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6 Responses

  1. Eric Jaffa says:

    What did Margaret Thatcher accomplish?

  2. Eric Jaffa says:

    I’m not trying to be funny.

    I’m asking what Margaret Thatcher accomplished as Prime Minister which you admire.

  3. The Drill SGT says:

    I’ll list a couple:

    1. reined in out of control trade unions that had destroyed 3 previous governments.

    2. Led a privatization initiative that revitalized the British economy and made it the powerhouse of Europe. (e.g. British Airways and British Steel)

    3. Steadfast foe of Communists

    4. Understood how civilians leadership should set goals and let the military do their jobs (Falklands war)

    5. Tremendous friend of the US and freedom world wide.

    6. Gutsy Leader facing up to the IRA (Brighton bombing)

    7. Role Model for women everywhere

  4. wyck says:

    What did she do that you don’t admire?

  5. Eric Jaffa says:

    wyck-

    If that question was for me, I don’t admire Thatcher because she favored the rich over the poor with policies such as the Poll Tax:

    http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Poll_tax

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