Margaret Thatcher (1925-2013)

"I am extraordinarily patient, provided I get my own way in the end."  


Britain's first and only female prime minister Margaret Thatcher has past away peacefully following a stroke at the age of 87. 

Overcoming class prejudice and great sexism, Margaret Thatcher became Prime Minister in 1979, following the infamous ‘Winter of Discontent’ (which saw Britain crippled by a wave of national strikes). Crushing unions, privatising vast sectors of British industry and sending troops in to the Falklands in 1982, saw the ‘The Iron Lady’ both loved and loathed in equal measure.  With her pearls, black Aspreyhandbag and pussy-bow blouses,  'Maggie'  became Britain’s longest-serving Prime Minister of the twentieth century, stepping down in 1990.   

Former Conservative prime minister Sir John Major described Baroness Thatcheras a "true force of nature" and a "political phenomenon," whilst David Camerontweeted, “We have lost a great leader, a great Prime Minister, and a great Briton.”

"Being powerful is like being a lady. If you have to tell people you are, you aren't."

"If you want something said, ask a man. If you want something done, ask a woman."