Margaret Thatcher

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Sunak thinks he is following Thatcher’s union-busting playbook. But he has fatally misread it | Aditya Chakrabortty
Unlike her latest tribute act, the iron lady was an astute judge of public opinion, and an avoider of political traps, says Guardian columnist Aditya Chakrabortty

Aditya Chakrabortty

01, Feb, 2023 @5:55 PM

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Frank Field: ‘It’s a strange experience taking so long to die’
The former Labour MP, now living with terminal cancer, has written a memoir of his colourful career. He talks about his faith, his contrarian spirit – and what he learned from his friend ‘Mrs T’

Tim Adams

29, Jan, 2023 @11:00 AM

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Another prime minister who just wouldn’t belt up | Brief letters
Brief letters: Seatbelt etiquette | Serious tennis calls | Bean counting | Hospital health

26, Jan, 2023 @6:11 PM

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Those on the left fell for the property dream too | Letters
Letters: It wasn’t just Tories who were too weak to resist the call of individualistic profit, says Angele David-Guillou. Plus letters from Geoffrey Payne and Stephen Hill

16, Jan, 2023 @5:38 PM

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Paul Johnson obituary
Prolific journalist and historian who shifted allegiance from the left of Labour to become an ardent Thatcher supporter

Geoffrey Wheatcroft

13, Jan, 2023 @5:56 PM

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A lesson for Sunak: when the Tories take on striking workers, they don’t always win | Andy Beckett
The prime minister is pitting the public against trade unionists — forgetting that, in millions of cases, they are the same people, says Guardian columnist Andy Beckett

Andy Beckett

13, Jan, 2023 @6:00 AM

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Mike Grindley’s fight for union rights at GCHQ is an example to us all | Letter
Letter: His death on New Year’s Day is a timely reminder of the importance of tenacity as we face yet another Tory attack on union rights this year, say John Sheldon and Hugh Lanning

08, Jan, 2023 @4:39 PM

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The right says strikes are abusive and wicked. I say they have helped build our society | Owen Jones
Don’t believe Rishi Sunak or other Tory union-busters, says the Guardian columnist Owen Jones

Owen Jones

13, Dec, 2022 @6:00 AM

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The Guardian view on Sunak’s strikes: to be more inflexible than Thatcher is a flaw | Editorial
Editorial: The prime minister should be like his political idol and award inflation-proof pay rises to end industrial strife by key workers


12, Dec, 2022 @7:02 PM

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Lord Young of Graffham obituary
Businessman who served in Margaret Thatcher’s cabinet in the 1980s and was regarded as one of her favourite ministers

Julia Langdon

11, Dec, 2022 @5:32 PM

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The Guardian view on Sunak and the strikes: misreading the mood of the nation | Editorial
Editorial: The prime minister is seeking confrontation with the unions in the belief he will reap a political reward


07, Dec, 2022 @7:04 PM

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Thatcher and Lawson had a strategy – where is Hunt and Sunak’s? | Larry Elliott
UK’s crisis has similarities to that of 1980s but our ‘two chancellors’ plan only to muddle through

Larry Elliott

20, Nov, 2022 @11:36 AM

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