RIP: Iron Lady

I think it goes without saying that any politician is both loved and hated in equal measure. It’s the nature of the profession into which they step with eyes wide open.

Baroness Margaret Thatcher was the first, and to date only, female prime minister to stand at the helm of the British government, though that isn’t what she’s really remembered for by history. She enacted many changes within the government – hated by some and loved by others – and from what I gather, her relationship with then US President Ronald Regan was the strongest relationship our two countries has ever known.

Many of the comments I’ve read regarding her tenure in office have naturally been either antagonistic or sympathetic toward her, but one thing they all seem to agree on: she was better than anyone who has held that office since. The only real knowledge I have of her life is from the 2011 film The Iron Lady. I do not know how accurate the portrayal of her was in that film, but I suspect it was fairly accurate considering that she definitely came across as a balls-to-the-wall kind of woman, standing strongly for everything she believed in and never backing down from the changes she believed was right.

May she rest in peace.

 

“I always cheer up immensely if an attack is particularly wounding because I think, well, if they attack one personally, it means they have not a single political argument left.” ~ Baroness Margaret Thatcher

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