I almost fell off my chair. Watching her struggle with her words and her memory, I couldn't believe it. She was in her 75th year but I had always thought of her as ageless, timeless and 100 percent cast-iron damage-proofDaughter's book outlines Thatcher's health Aug 24, 2008
Remember we only have to be lucky once. You will have to be lucky alwaysAnalysis: Al-Qaida in 2007 -- Part 2 Dec 27, 2007
There is no price too high for me to pay to be reunited with my family and I'm sure all of you who are husbands and fathers would agree with thatMark Thatcher guilty of Guinea plot role Jan 13, 2005
She's been recovering quite well but the doctors wanted to bring her into hospital for some routine tests over the next couple of daysThatcher hospitalized for tests Oct 20, 2010
His politics had a freshness and optimism that won converts from every class and every nationsThatcher: Reagan was great American Jun 11, 2004
Margaret Hilda Thatcher, Baroness Thatcher, LG, OM, PC, FRS (née Roberts; born 13 October 1925) is a former Prime Minister of the United Kingdom who served from 1979 to 1990.
Born in Grantham, Lincolnshire, Thatcher studied chemistry at Somerville College, Oxford before qualifying as a barrister. In the 1959 general election she became MP for Finchley. Edward Heath appointed Thatcher Secretary of State for Education and Science in his 1970 government. In 1975 she was elected Leader of the Conservative Party, the first woman to head a major UK political party, and in 1979 she became the UK's first female Prime Minister.
After entering 10 Downing Street Thatcher was determined to reverse what she perceived as a precipitous national decline. Her political philosophy and economic policies emphasised deregulation, particularly of the financial sector, flexible labour markets, the sale or closure of state-owned companies, and the withdrawal of subsidies to others. Thatcher's popularity waned amid recession and high unemployment, until economic recovery and the 1982 Falklands War brought a resurgence of support resulting in her re-election in 1983.