Why was Margaret Thatcher called the Iron Lady?

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Margaret Thatcher liked to act tough. She had several nicknames, most of them unflattering.

Thatcher was called the Iron Lady because of her tough approach in dealing with her opposition, especially in the war with Argentina.
And now, she has a Street with his name in Madrid: http://www.tucalle.com/cartel_de_calle-de-margaret_thatcher_en_madrid.htm
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Is Margaret Thatcher great?

Yes. She was the first female British Prime Minister and led our country safely through the Falklands War. Are you for real?! Yeah she was great at causing misery and hardship on good hard working people. Yeah she was great at destroying whole communities, she was great at creating mass unemployme (MORE)

What country did Margaret Thatcher lead?

She did not lead any country. She was the Prime Minister of England (or, more precisely, the United Kingdom) from 1979 to 1990. She was the head of government, not the head of the country. Queen Elizabeth II was the head of state during all of that time.

What did Margaret Thatcher do?

She was an MP in the UK Parliment. She became a Secretary of State for Education under Edward Heaths government in the 1970's. She then went on to defeat Edward Heath as the leader for the Conservative Party in the UK in the mid to late 1970's. After becoming leader of her party, she then won the Br (MORE)

Why did you hate Margaret Thatcher?

she made the working class in Britain extremely poor and the upper class's extremely rich and stoped the manufacturing in Britain which most british peoples jos were in

What was Margaret Thatcher famous for?

Margaret Thatcher was the Prime Minister of the United Kingdom from 1979 to 1990. She was a Conservative MP whom became the only woman PM in British history and still currently this record is left unbroken, she has the longest continuous period in office since the 18th century, with 11 years in offi (MORE)

Who is Margaret Thatcher?

Margaret Thatcher was the first female prime minister of England, she was also a great influence to British politics. " Her impact on Britain was sweeping and lasting, leaving a market economy and a more right-wing Conservative party." (Travel and History)

Where was Margaret thatcher born?

Margaret Thatcher was born in Grantham, Lincolnshire on October 13, 1925. She is a former Conservative Prime Minister of the United Kingdom who served from 1979 to 1990.

Who was Margaret Thatcher?

MARGARET-THATCHER-was the first British -female-Prime-Minister-during the early eighties-until her retirement in the early nineties,when she was replaced by JOHN MAJOR. She was Prime Minister under the Conservative Government of the time. Margaret Thatcher was ..no doubt..one of the best female st (MORE)

What year is Margaret thatcher from?

Margaret Thatcher held the following positions during the following periods;- Member of the House of Commons 1959-1992 Prime Minister of the UK 1979-1990 Leader of the Conservative Party 1975-1990

Where did Margaret Thatcher study?

She studied at Somerville College where she majored in chemistry. . For the source and more detailed information concerning this subject, click on the related links section (Answers.com) indicated below this answer box.

What made Margaret thatcher popular?

It was the defeat of Argentina over the Falkland Islands that made Margaret Thatcher popular. As we must remember that England was far away from Argentina, and they thought it would be difficult for England to send their navy and the R.A.F there. But England proved them wrong.

Why was Margaret Thatcher famous for?

Margaret Hilda Thatcher, Baroness Thatcher LG , OM , PC , FRS (born 13 October 1925) was Prime Minister of the United Kingdom from 1979 to 1990 and Leader of the Conservative Party from 1975 to 1990. She is the only woman to have held either post.

What impact did Margaret Thatcher have?

You will get a different answer depending on the answered I would guess. She was either loved or hated - and still is... In truth, she (along with President Reagan) changed much of the world's politics - the advent of consumerism (consumer choice) - privatisation and removing the monolpoly and ma (MORE)

Was Margaret thatcher popular?

No, she was perhaps the most unpopular Prime Minister in modern times. She did become more popular after she sent the British soldiers to fight the Argentine soldiers in the Falklands, and won. But she was still very unpopular still, after that.

What reforms did Margaret thatcher institute?

she instituted welfare and trade union reforms. reduced the size of the government and privatized state owned companies, while ending subsidies for inefficient industries [coal industry ect]

When was Margaret thatcher nominated?

She became Conservative Party leader in February 1975. It was the most unexpected outcome to the leadership debate. The current leader, Edward Heath, was refusing to step down, even though everyone wanted him to. But some of the likely front-runners thought it was disloyal to stand against him. So (MORE)

What did Margaret Thatcher do wrong?

Through policies such as anti-union legislation, poll tax, selling council houses, privatisation of national industry and massive deconstruction of Britain's social wealth (e.g. NHS, public transport), she deliberately annihilated any area of British life that was built around community, responsibil (MORE)

Did Margaret Thatcher have Alzheimer's?

It is very likely that Margaret Thatcher has Alzheimer's. Most people are confused by the term dementia. Dementia is a set of symptoms and is not a disease. To have dementia symptoms, one must have an overlying disease that causes the dementia symptoms. Alzheimer's disease causes 70-80% of all cases (MORE)

What was Margaret Thatchers hobbies?

Work!..........Maggie was a lifelong workaholic, six hours sleep per-night was all she needed, Scientific subjects interested her but had no hobbies in the traditional sense though she was a competent cook, I'm unaware of how she spends her retirement though at her London home though.

Where does Margaret thatcher live today?

Margaret Thatcher still lives in London, where she still serves the Government as a member of the House of Lords. Unfortunately she is officially reported to be in poor health and suffering from age related dementia (she is 84 years old) so she now very rarely makes any public appearances. She also (MORE)

Why did Margaret thatcher become a politician?

Pure conviction. At Oxford, she had been a strong supporter of the Conservative Club, and continued her involvement after she graduated. She then had great difficulty getting a seat, and was thinking of quitting to become a barrister. Someone talked her out of this, and she eventually won a seat i (MORE)

Was Margaret thatcher good for nhs?

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Why was Margaret Thatcher important to history?

\n\n Margaret Thatcher was the first female prime minister of Great Britain. She was also a great influence to British politics, serving longer as Prime Minister than any other in the 20th Century. Her impact on Britain was sweeping and lasting, leaving a market economy and a more right-wing Conserv (MORE)

Margaret thatcher out out out speech?

In late 1984 at a press conference, Thatcher was commenting on the 3 proposals that the Irish statesmen had given as possible solutions for the Northern Ireland conflict. She rejected all proposals by "out...out...out..." at a press conference following the forum. USA was very dissatisfied with this (MORE)

Was Margaret thatcher clever?

Not particularly. Until her sudden rise to fame, at the age of 49, she had never been noted for anything remarkable, except having the strength of character to stand up to hecklers at public meetings. As an Oxford student, and later as a barrister and Parliamentary candidate, she was often describ (MORE)

Why is Margaret Thatcher a world leader?

She was the first female Prime Minister or Britain and the longest reigning Prime Minister in modern times, ruling from 1979 to 1990. She fought and won many battles. Margaret was called 'The Iron Lady' because of her stern and non-negotiable personality. She didn't give in to anything or anyone. (MORE)

Did Margaret thatcher live in dulwich?

Margaret Thatcher and her husband Denis lived in Dulwich for a short time, immediately after leaving Downing Street, until they bought their home in London's Chester Square.

Does the movie Iron Lady truly portrait Margaret Thatcher?

Yes and no. I think Meryl was great but there's only so much you can fit into a feature length film. I don't think Margaret has ever been portrayed better by an actor. As for the writting, well, they weren't going to make her this one dimensional witch character so many people see her as. That had t (MORE)

When did Margaret Thatcher get her period?

It is totally inappropriate to ask about whether a teenage or adult female has begun to menstruate, e.g. have monthly periods. WikiAnswers does not violate the personal privacy of persons, whether celebrity or famous..

Where is it possible to learn about Margaret Thatcher?

There are numerous websites on which one can find information about Margaret Thatcher, particularly at the present time following her recent death. It is probably best to rely upon well-established news and history sites in order to get the least biased information, given that she was a figure who (MORE)

What names was Margaret Thatcher called?

Margaret Hilda Thatcher She was Prime Minister of the United Kingdom from 1979 to 1990 Later in life she was known as Baroness Thatcher Her nickname was The Iron Lady.