Monday, April 8, 2013

Remembering Margaret Thatcher

Four of today's first twenty-five e-mails contained tributes to former prime minister Margaret Thatcher, 1925-2013.

Five-page report, with slideshow and videos, including a video of P.M. Thatcher sharing a golf cart with President Ronald Reagan in the 1980s, in the Washington Post: http://www.washingtonpost.com/local/obituaries/margaret-thatcher-former-british-prime-minister-dead-at-87/2013/04/08/601465d4-c5dc-11df-94e1-c5afa35a9e59_story.html?hpid=z1

Terresa Monroe-Hamilton posts a color portrait above the video:

http://noisyroom.net/blog/2013/04/08/the-iron-lady-passes-on/

The Post report includes this critical summary: "Her huge political achievement was to snatch the Conservative Party from the privileged but often well meaning old upper-class gentlemen, and give it to the shopkeepers, the businessmen, the people in advertising and anyone she considered ‘one of us,’ ” writer John Mortimer, a staunch critic, wrote of Mrs. Thatcher."