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Thatcher also clarified that she wanted the Soviet leader to do what he could to stop it, telling Gorbachev " We do not want a united Germany ".
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The British press also changed its coverage at the end of 1988, following a speech by Margaret Thatcher to the Royal Society advocating action against human-induced climate change.
In 1982, Loach and Central Independent Television were commissioned by Channel 4 to make Questions of Leadership, a documentary series on the response of the British trade union movement to the challenge posed by the policies of the Thatcher government, which also gave members an opportunity to call their own leaders to account.
However, the election of the Conservative Party led by Margaret Thatcher at the general election in May 1979, at the expense of Labour's James Callaghan, saw substantial trade union reform which saw the level of strikes fall, but also the level of trade union membership fall.
In the rest of Europe, in the wake of the neo-liberal turn in politics ushered in by British Prime Minister Margaret Thatcher and US President Ronald Reagan, union membership has also been declining.
Kinnock was also perceived as scoring in debates over Margaret Thatcher in the Commons — previously an area in which he was seen as weak — and finally Conservative MPs challenged Thatcher's leadership and she resigned on 22 November 1990 to be succeeded by John Major.
He also clashed with British prime minister Margaret Thatcher on several occasions, disliking her policy towards South Africa.
Thatcher also claimed that the 1981 budget, which increased taxes during the recession and was criticised by 364 economists, had been devised by Walters.
* The character of Whitelaw also appeared in a smaller role in Margaret, where he was portrayed as a moderating influence on Thatcher and Heseltine in Cabinet.
It has also been used by some to describe the beliefs of the British government while Thatcher was Prime Minister between May 1979 and November 1990, and beyond into the governments of John Major, Tony Blair, Gordon Brown and David Cameron.
Credited as " punk on bus ", Thatcher also wrote and recorded " I Hate You ", the song in the scene, and it was his idea to have the punk — rendered unconscious by the pinch — hit the stereo and turn it off with his face.
Norman Tebbit, former MP for Chingford and close ally of Margaret Thatcher, was also born in Southgate.
Margaret Thatcher was also noted as being " presidential ", in the capacity that she " forced " her own viewpoints onto her Cabinet.
Benazir also promoted and strengthened relations with the United Kingdom, and met with her British counterpart Margaret Thatcher where a financial assistance and trade agreement was signed by both prime ministers.
Although most famous for providing the voice of Margaret Thatcher on the show, he also voiced other characters, including Roy Hattersley and The Queen Mother who was Nallon's personal favourite character.
Penny Rimbaud performing with Last Amendment at The Vortex, Hackney, 30 November 2006 He also wrote Rocky Eyed, an extended poem attacking then prime minister Margaret Thatcher and her government following the 1982 Falklands War which was recorded as the Crass album Yes Sir, I Will, The Death of Imagination ( a ' musical drama in 4 parts '), The Diamond Signature ( published by AK Press ) and Oh America, a response to the September 11, 2001 attacks and America's subsequent War on Terror which includes the line Give us justice which is not the searing spite of revenge, peace which is not the product of war nor dependent upon it.
When some participants showed disagreement, she added immediately that this was not meant to liken Bush to Hitler as a person, but rather to compare their methods, and that British prime minister Margaret Thatcher had also used the 1982 Falklands War to improve election prospects.
Mahathir also actively pursued privatisation of government enterprises from the early 1980s, both for the liberal economic reasons it was being pursued by contemporaries such as Margaret Thatcher, and because he felt that combined with affirmative action for the bumiputera it could provide economic opportunities for bumiputera businesses.
The group included Þorsteinn Pálsson, Geir H. Haarde, Jón Steinar Gunnlaugsson, Kjartan Gunnarsson, Magnús Gunnarsson, Brynjólfur Bjarnason and Hannes Hólmsteinn Gissurarson, and they published the magazine Eimreiðin from 1972 to 1975 ; in the following years they followed with interest what was happening in the United Kingdom under Margaret Thatcher and in the United States under Ronald Reagan ; they also read books and articles by and about Milton Friedman, Friedrich Hayek and James M. Buchanan, who all visited Iceland in the early 1980s and whose messages of limited governments, privatisation, and liberalisation of the economy had a wide impact.
Aitken wrote a highly confidential letter to Thatcher in early 1980, dealing with allegations that the former Director-General of MI5, Sir Roger Hollis, had been a double agent also working for the Soviet Union.
Parkinson also published his memoirs in 1992, in which he claimed that, with a determined campaign, Thatcher would have won the second ballot of the Conservative Leadership election in 1990 – which her Cabinet had warned her she would lose and persuaded her to stand down.
Blair also abolished Section 28, and he created lot more pro-European initiatives compared to Thatcher.
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" Even Thatcher herself wrote in her 1995 memoirs, which charted her beginnings in Grantham to her victory in the 1979 General Election, that she admired Attlee, writing: " Of Clement Attlee, however, I was an admirer.
A Thatcher aide, in the 1994 PBS video, " The Windsors: A Royal Family ," claimed that she privately used to say that CHOGM stood for Compulsory Handouts to Greedy Mendicants.
Although Major proved " a great disappointment to Thatcher ," he was her preferred choice as successor as she expected to " continue in control of the country as a backseat driver ".
In October 1990, Major and Douglas Hurd, Major's successor as Foreign Secretary, finally persuaded Thatcher to allow Britain to join the Exchange Rate Mechanism, a move which she had resisted for some years, and which had been a cause of her quarrels with Howe and Lawson.
* November 22 – Margaret Thatcher announces she will not contest the second ballot of the leadership election for the Conservative Party ( UK ).
Then on 11 April, was a riot in Brixton and when on 13 April Thatcher was quoted Powell's remark that " We have seen nothing yet " by an interviewer she replied: " I heard him say that and I thought it was a very very alarming remark.
He then turned to face Thatcher: " The Prime Minister, shortly after she came into office, received a sobriquet as the " Iron Lady ".
After Thatcher resisted further European integration at a meeting at Strasbourg in November Powell asked her parliamentary private secretary Mark Lennox-Boyd to pass to her " my respectful congratulations on her stand ... she both spoke for Britain and gave a lead to Europe –- in the line of succession of Winston Churchill and William Pitt.
He wrote to one of Thatcher's supporters, Norman Tebbit, on 16 November telling, him Thatcher was entitled to use his name and his support in any way she saw fit.
Powell's opinion of Thatcher had declined after she endorsed John Major at the 1992 election, which he believed to be a repudiation of her fight against European integration after the Bruges speech.
Although Margaret Thatcher was associated with the CPS she was initially seen as a potential moderate go-between by Heath's lieutenant James Prior.
When Thatcher visited Heath the day after her election as leader, accounts differ as to whether or not she offered him a place in her shadow cabinet – by some accounts she was detained for coffee by a colleague so that the waiting press would not realise how brief the meeting had been.
Although she welcomed East German democracy, Thatcher worried that a rapid reunification might weaken Gorbachev, and favoured Soviet troops staying in East Germany as long as possible to act as a counterweight to a united Germany.
" Although Thatcher had stated her support for German self-determination in 1985, she now argued that Germany's allies had only supported reunification because they had not believed it would ever happen.
Although she gradually softened her opposition, as late as March 1990 Thatcher summoned historians and diplomats to a seminar at Chequers to ask " How dangerous are the Germans?
On it she often used impersonations and was known for her impression of the then Prime Minister Margaret Thatcher.
Macmillan found himself drawn more actively into politics after Margaret Thatcher became Conservative leader in February 1975, and Prime Minister in May 1979 when the Tories ended Labour's five-year rule with an election win, and the record of his own premiership came under attack from the monetarists in the party, whose theories she supported.
In Britain's Best Sitcom, Bernard Ingham says that he wrote it ; other sources give Thatcher sole credit, while Michael Cockerell says that she wrote it with Ingham's help.
* Thatcherism, the set of political and economic policies championed by Margaret Thatcher while she was Prime Minister
He was famously the first Cabinet minister to advise Thatcher to resign after her inadequate first-round performance in the November 1990 leadership contest ; she referred to him in her memoirs as a " candid friend ".