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Former UK PM Thatcher dies aged 87

Baroness Thatcher died on Monday aged 87 following a stroke

Former UK PM Thatcher dies aged 87
Egyptian President Hosni Mubarak (R) shakes hands with British Prime Minister Margaret Thatcher (L), on February 06, 1982.

Baroness Thatcher, prime minister of the UK from 1979 to 1990, died on Monday aged 87 following a stroke, her spokesperson confirmed.

The Conservative politician, who was Britain's longest serving premier in the 20th century and the only woman to serve in the post, was known as the 'Iron Lady' for her tough demeanor and uncompromising leadership style.

During her time running the country, she was best known for her privatisation of state-owned assets, a crackdown on Britain's influential trade unions and a short war with Argentina over the Falklands Islands.

She is survived by two children.

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Patricjk Casey 7 years ago

Very sorry the UK has lost our best politician ever.

Patrick Casey

Bill 7 years ago

One of the most powerful and important British politicians of the 20th century is no more... It's an end of an era... RIP

OWSJ 7 years ago

Its often forgoteen whgat a dire state Britain was in when she came to power- a lost empire, a loss of direction, bad debts, the impact of drugs, a desrtruction of middle class values etc.

Despite the Iron Lady tag she was willing to appoint ministers who disagreed with her. Some of here econmonic idea were nonsenss and her methods at times 'expedient' but she restored some sense of country pride and competitiveness, reduced the debt, and made middle class aspirations acceptable for all. Her focus on family, values and individual freedoms and opportunities are still messsages many would like to see championed anew.

Evenif she did not always choose the best route she led from the front and that quality has been missing ever since.

Judy De Mello 7 years ago

Condolences to the family of Baroness Thatcher. May her soul Rest In Peace.

George & Judy from Goa, India

sarvesh 7 years ago

Iron lady...RIP