Margaret Thatcher Mark Steyn | Anorak

Posts Tagged ‘Margaret Thatcher Mark Steyn’

US Falls In Love With Margaret Thatcher

maggie-tTHE US is falling in love with Margaret Thatcher. Mark Steyn salutes her:

Thirty years ago this month, a grocer’s daughter from the English Midlands became Britain’s female prime minister – not because the electorate was interested in making (Obama-style) history, but just because nothing worked any more. The post-1945 socialist settlement – government health care, government automobile industry, government everything – had broken down: Inflation over 25 percent, marginal taxes rates over 90 percent, mass unemployment, permanent strikes. The country’s union leaders were household names, mainly because they were responsible for everything your household lacked …

Read the rest of this entry »

Posted: 6th, May 2009 | In: Politicians | Comment | Comments RSS feed:RSS 2.0