Margaret Thatcher

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Taco language tales get even more twisted in France | Brief letters
Brief letters: Taqueria tangles | Taxing bankers’ bonuses | Energy bills in the 70s | Cycling safely | Empty-nest guidance

20, Sep, 2022 @5:01 PM

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Handbagged review – sparks fly at the Queen’s audiences with the Iron Lady
Moira Buffini’s clever political comedy returns, educating a new generation on Margaret Thatcher’s legacy through her weekly encounters with the monarch

Arifa Akbar

15, Sep, 2022 @10:00 PM

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‘The audience want to connect with her’: portraying the Queen after her death
The Kiln theatre’s Handbagged, about the monarch’s meetings with Margaret Thatcher, has opened in a week of mourning. Its stars reflect on the play’s humour and their tears in rehearsal

Emine Saner

14, Sep, 2022 @1:11 PM

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Secret of the Queen’s soft power – across seven decades and 15 prime ministers
Elizabeth II got on well with PMs of widely differing politics and backgrounds and played a key role in the background of British politics

Gaby Hinsliff

10, Sep, 2022 @4:40 PM

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From the archive: Robert Harris on the Queen and Mrs Thatcher, 1988
The monarch got on well with most of her premiers so why did she clash with her longest-serving prime minister, asked the Observer’s political editor in 1988

Robert Harris

10, Sep, 2022 @2:00 PM

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Liz Truss’s victory speech bodes ill for her tenure in office | Letters
Letters: The new prime minister’s praise for Boris Johnson was tone-deaf, says Russell Hunter, while Peter Cave points to the empty words of previous Tory leaders. Plus letters from Su Hardman, Jennifer Braithwaite and Peter Miller

Letters

06, Sep, 2022 @4:12 PM

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Patrick Minford: maverick economist who inspired Truss and Thatcher
Brexiter tells Guardian that new PM understands need for tax cuts and orthodoxy must be challenged to revitalise economy

Larry Elliott

06, Sep, 2022 @8:00 AM

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Trussonomics will be a reckless exercise in slashing the state when there’s nothing left to cut | William Davies
Thatcherism was disastrous 40 years ago, but the new prime minister seems intent on reviving it to meet the crises of 2022, says sociologist and political economist William Davies

William Davies

05, Sep, 2022 @3:11 PM

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The most controversial PM since Lloyd George: historians on Boris Johnson
In the pantheon of UK premiers, Johnson must claim his place as among the most scandalous, say experts

Caroline Davies

04, Sep, 2022 @11:00 AM

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Direct action is stirring the popular imagination. It might also reshape leftwing politics | Will Hutton
Surging support for Enough is Enough, Don’t Pay and others could force Labour to harden its stance

Will Hutton

04, Sep, 2022 @8:00 AM

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‘Curse of Heseltine’: how the wheels came off Rishi Sunak’s No 10 campaign
Ex-chancellor was leading frontrunner in the race to succeed Boris Johnson but his dreams soon unravelled

Aubrey Allegretti

02, Sep, 2022 @5:00 AM

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Gorbachev was let down by the west. Putin’s Russia is the result | Letters
Letters: With better support from the US and Britain, Russia could have been a very different place today, says Michael Meadowcroft, while Bill Robinson remembers photographing the Thatchers and the Gorbachevs in Moscow

Letters

31, Aug, 2022 @5:18 PM

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