Margaret Thatcher

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The Impossible Office?; The British Prime Minister in an Age of Upheaval reviews – power failures at No 10
Two timely books – by Anthony Seldon and Mark Garnett – make us think about what it takes to be a successful prime minister, and why so few have been up to the job

Andrew Rawnsley

04, Apr, 2021 @6:00 AM

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From the archive: Margaret Thatcher’s new Establishment, 1989
How the Iron Lady attempted to remodel the country along Marks & Spencer lines. By Chris Hall

Chris Hall

04, Apr, 2021 @5:00 AM

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Finally, a route out of bus privatisation | Letters
Letters: Philip Bisatt and Fran Postlethwaite hope that Andy Burnham’s move to end the deregulation of bus services in Greater Manchester will be adopted by other transport authorities


30, Mar, 2021 @3:38 PM

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Give women’s sport a chance on International Women’s Day | Brief Letters
Brief letters: Margaret Thatcher statue | Women’s sport | Ian St John | Drying washing | Potholes | Carrie Symonds


03, Mar, 2021 @5:46 PM

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Grantham council won’t pay for Thatcher statue unveiling
Delays due to Covid mean there is enough time to raise money through private donations, says committee

Jessica Murray

02, Mar, 2021 @5:35 PM

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'The man was obviously a crook': the decline and fall of Robert Maxwell
Robert Maxwell and Rupert Murdoch were once the two biggest power brokers in British politics. But their fierce rivalry paved the way for Maxwell’s demise

John Preston

22, Feb, 2021 @8:00 AM

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The potteries of Stoke need a recovery plan | Letters
Letters: It is not too late to transform the ‘five towns’, writes Joan Walley, former MP for Stoke-on-Trent North, while Richard Ross describes how Thatcher’s deindustrialisation of Britain saw the destruction of the pottery industry


20, Jan, 2021 @5:02 PM

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We may have avoided no-deal, but this is still Brexit tier 3
Johnson’s agreement has only managed to save Britain from what would have been a catastrophic economic lockdown

William Keegan

10, Jan, 2021 @7:00 AM

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Councillors vote to review plans for £100k unveiling of Thatcher statue in Grantham
Decision to underwrite funding of event revived debate over wisdom of erecting statue in ex-PM’s home town

Rhi Storer

06, Jan, 2021 @4:02 PM

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Mugabe's love of cricket and Thatcher's 70th: stories revealed in National Archives papers
Proposed MCC membership for Mugabe and Thatcher’s birthday party plans among stories kept under wraps – until now

Caroline Davies and Owen Bowcott

30, Dec, 2020 @12:01 AM

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'If anyone had said our mining town would go Tory, I'd have thought they were mad'
Many former miners moved into the public sector after the pits closed. A year after the collapse of the ‘red wall’, Alison Benjamin revisited Nottinghamshire

Alison Benjamin

28, Dec, 2020 @8:30 AM

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This Brexit disaster has been brewing in the Conservative party for 30 years | John Harris
Thatcher helped turn the Tory right into a force for instability – and now we are all living with the consequences, says the Guardian columnist John Harris

John Harris

13, Dec, 2020 @1:35 PM

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