Margaret Thatcher

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Businesses saw right through Johnson’s bombast, but will Sunak?
The PM’s Thatcherite conference speech ignored many realities that will have to be addressed in this month’s budget

Phillip Inman

09, Oct, 2021 @4:00 PM

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Blair & Brown: The New Labour Revolution review – the ruthless rise of No 10’s odd couple
One was a plucky rock’n’roller, the other a lover of social justice. Together, they led Labour to a landslide victory in 1997, as a cast of veteran insiders recall in rose-tinted fashion

Stuart Jeffries

04, Oct, 2021 @9:00 PM

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Lord Gowrie obituary
Conservative politician whose background in literature and fine art equipped him well as an arts minister for Margaret Thatcher

Stephen Bates

24, Sep, 2021 @5:27 PM

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Generation X are heavy, risky drinkers. Will anything ever persuade us to stop?
Alcohol’s allure was powerful when we were growing up and those born after us consume far less. Now booze is falling out of fashion, is it time to assess old habits?

Zoe Williams

22, Sep, 2021 @5:00 AM

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Ferdinand Mount: ‘You couldn’t not be frightened of Margaret Thatcher!’
The literary editor and novelist on his timely novel exploring the dark arts of the political class

Rachel Cooke

12, Sep, 2021 @11:00 AM

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Threat of inflation a poor argument against wage increases | Letter
Letter: Giving low-paid workers a decent increase will make very little difference, writes Dr Robert Nicholls


01, Sep, 2021 @4:15 PM

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‘Saddam Hussein’s spies in London laid a trap – and sent my son Farzad to his death’
Nosrat Bazoft, mother of the Observer reporter executed by the tyrant in 1990, reveals for the first time how the unreported theft of a briefcase of documents on a secret Iraqi weapon may have sealed her son’s fate.

Mark Townsend

14, Aug, 2021 @2:19 PM

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The Guardian view on post-Covid recovery: powered by the state not the market | Editorial
Editorial: The Thatcherite wing of the Conservative party desires a restoration of ideas whose time has come and gone


09, Aug, 2021 @6:02 PM

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Thatcherism is the big Tory scam that still distorts our politics | Aditya Chakarabortty
The Iron Lady actually grew the state and put up taxes. But in her time, as today, high earners won and the poor lost out, says Guardian columnist Aditya Chakrabortty

Aditya Chakrabortty

05, Aug, 2021 @6:00 AM

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I owe Margaret Thatcher a debt of thanks for creating Channel 4. Now her heirs could destroy it | David Olusoga
Selling the broadcaster to the highest bidder would silence a vital independent voice

David Olusoga

25, Jul, 2021 @8:30 AM

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The Guardian view on levelling up: not Johnson’s idea but Thatcher’s | Editorial
Editorial: After Covid-19, the prime minister risks being exposed for what he is: a shameless bluffer who says what he wants to, without considering the truth


11, Jul, 2021 @4:37 PM

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From the archive: the monuments of Thatcherism, as seen in 1989
The Iron Lady’s legacy included the Lloyd’s building and cardboard city, the collapse of the coal industry and the right-to-buy policy. By Chris Hall

Chris Hall

04, Jul, 2021 @5:00 AM

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