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Wednesday, April 17, 2013

Observations on today's funeral of Margaret Thatcher, THE most-important woman of the 20th Century, and for years, THE most-famous person. Period. History will remember her forever even as some of her political opponents and their professional social misfit allies are still rehashing the same feeble arguments that were thoroughly rejected three times by the British public when it counted -on Election Day; watch the funeral at http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/uk-22151589


pressassociation·YouTube Channel video: Prime Minister David Cameron pays respects to Baroness Thatcher following the 87-year-old's death following a stroke. 


UKParliament YouTube Channel: Tributes to Baroness Thatcher in the House of Commons Chamber. The House of Commons was recalled from the Easter Recess on Wednesday 10 April, to pay tribute to Baroness Thatcher via a general debate on the motion 'That this House has considered the matter of tributes to the Rt Hon Baroness Thatcher of Kesteven LG OM'. This excerpt consists of remarks by Prime Minister David Cameron and Opposition Leader Ed Milliband. Uploaded April 10, 2013.  http://youtu.be/KsTdIECilSs
Observations on today's funeral of Margaret Thatcher, THE most-important woman of the 20th Century, and for years, THE most-famous person. Period. History will remember her forever even as some of her political opponents and their professional social misfit allies are still rehashing the same feeble arguments that were thoroughly rejected three times by the British public when it counted -on Election Day; watch the funeral at http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/uk-22151589

2:00 a.m.
I've got so very much to say about Margaret Thatcher that I've decided, rather reluctantly, and very much against my original plans from the weekend, to wait a few more days to posit it all at one time.

I did however want to share three columns -and some videos- that, to my way of thinking, offer the most spot-on assessments that have appeared in print or online since the news of Lady Thatcher's death last week, since they deal principally with the continuing power of her ideas and her ideals for making Great Britain strong and relevant again -Thatcherism.

I'm going to be watching the funeral at St. Paul's starting in a few hours, about 6 a.m. Eastern, via BBC News , which I'm watching right now as I type this.
You can watch it online now at http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/uk-22151589

Wales Online
“She inspired love in her admirers, hatred in her foes and fear in her ministers. She dominated her Government and the nation like no other British leader since 1945.”
By Robert Llewellyn-Jones
14 Apr 2013 10:32
As a young reporter Sir Max Hastings felt like he had been hit by a "10-ton truck" after interviewing Mrs Thatcher when she was Secretary of State for Education in the 1970s

The Guardian
The Iron Lady is dead but Thatcherism lives on
In death Margaret Thatcher has caused further division. 
The left has failed to convince enough people of the alternatives
By Gary Younge
11 April 2013 16.00 EDT
http://www.guardian.co.uk/commentisfree/2013/apr/11/iron-lady-dead-thatcherism-lives?INTCMP=ILCNETTXT3487

Reason magazine
How Thatcher Liberated Western Europe
Even while saying "No. No. No," the famous Euro-skeptic helped the continent say yes to much-needed reforms
By Matt Welch
April 9, 2013
http://reason.com/archives/2013/04/09/how-thatcher-liberated-western-europe




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