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Margaret Thatcher Quotes

Margaret Thatcher Quotes

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Published by Paul Richardson
Some memorable quotes from "The Iron Lady."
Some memorable quotes from "The Iron Lady."

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Published by: Paul Richardson on Apr 08, 2013
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Margaret ThatcherNotable Quotes
 
 Here are some quotes from the political life of Margaret Thatcher who died onApril 8, 2013 at the age of 87:"In politics if you want something said, ask a man; if you want something done,ask a woman." 1965"I don't think there will be a woman prime minister in my lifetime." - as EducationSecretary in 1973. She became Britain's first, and so far only, woman primeminister in 1979."Where there is discord, may we bring harmony. Where there is error, may webring truth. Where there is doubt, may we bring faith. And where there is despair,may we bring hope." - Quoting St Francis of Assisi, on her 1979 election victory."I am not a consensus politician. I'm a conviction politician." - 1979"I don't mind how much my ministers talk, as long as they do what I say." - 1980"We had to fight the enemy without in the Falklands. We always have to beaware of the enemy within, which is much more difficult to fight and moredangerous to liberty." - On the 1984-85 miners' strike which provoked some of the fiercest union opposition to her economic policies.
 
"We are not asking for a penny piece of community money for Britain. What weare asking is for a very large amount of our own money back, over and abovewhat we contribute to the community, which is covered by our receipts from thecommunity." - At a European Economic Community summit 1979."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 forturning." - At the 1980 Conservative Party conference to colleagues urging her tosoften her economic policies which were driving up unemployment."Just rejoice at that news and congratulate our forces and the marines. Goodnight gentlemen. Rejoice." To reporters in 1982 outside Downing Street after herdefence secretary said Britain had recaptured South Georgia from Argentina."This is a day I was not meant to see." - To reporters the day after surviving adeadly 1984 Irish Republican Army bomb attack on the Conservative Partyconference."They are casting their problems on society and who is society? There is no suchthing! There are individual men and women and there are families and nogovernment can do anything except through people and people look tothemselves first. It is our duty to look after ourselves and then also to help lookafter our neighbour." - To Woman's Own magazine."We have become a grandmother." - On the birth of her first grandchild, 1989.

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