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The Thatcher Years This essay is about the charismatic leader that took Britain by storm for over ten years and managed to crush the corrupt powers of the trade unions with her iron fist.

Date Submitted: 07/25/2003 14:08:42
Category: / Social Sciences / Politics
Length: 6 pages (1529 words)
In 1979 Margaret Thatcher took over from James Callaghan as Prime Minister. On being appointed she appealled, in the words of Francis of Assisi for help in bringing harmony when there is discord. For the next eleven years Margaret Thatcher was Prime Minister winning an incredible three general elections. During this time, though, her style was anything but harmonious. This style and the policies that came to be associated with them came to be known as …
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…not one that is swept up in the romantic aura of her personality. From 1983-1987 real average weekly earnings were increased by 14% while the stock-market quintupled in value. While these figures are selective and do not represent the whole of her administration they show that Britons should be grateful to her for improving their national economic health, for stopping the socialist rot in our country and for increasing the standing of Britain in the world.
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