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Transcript of Margaret Thatcher
This quote is said by Thatcher after Britain and the United States win the Faulkland wars. This quote is obviously something that Thatcher strongly believes in, because she never gave up her dream in politics. "My policies are based not on some economics theory, but on things I and millions like me were brought up with: an honest day’s work for an honest day’s pay; live within your means; put by a nest egg for a rainy day; pay your bills on time; support the police. "
This quote shows Thatcher's view on politics and economy. Being called the "Iron Lady" was a name given to Margaret Thatcher for her style of politics. She was a good leader who positively impacted Britain through rigorous change. Thatcher became Prime Minister at a time when the British economy was in a recession. Thatcher lowered Britain's income tax rates in order to promote the privatization of businesses. She used higher interest rates to enforce stock investment. Beside this is a picture of Thatcher after she reduced inflation. Thatcher also got rid of trade unions by evening out the number of employers and workers. Thatcher came back for three terms and was considered a good universal leader when she agreed to fight the Falklands war. Margaret Thatcher was prime minister from 1979 to 1990. After her time in power she became part of the house of lords. In 2002, Thatcher had a mild stroke which was followed by a few more. Doctors told Thatcher that she should probably not give speeches anymore. Today, Thatcher has been diagnosed with dementia. Thatcher was such an influential and important part in bringing Britain's economy back, that there is a movie about her life. Even though Margaret Thatcher is frail and ill today, her message and political ideas will live on forever. Margaret's style and form of politics was known as Thatcherism. Many people have argued against Thatcher as well by saying that she only helped the wealthly become more powerful. When he went to the doctor, he was diagnosed with pancreatic cancer and fluid filled lungs.