Margaret Thatcher

Why was Margaret Thatcher given the nickname Thatcher the Milk Snatcher?

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2008-09-28 13:11:00

The postwar Labour government instituted a free quarter-pint

milk 'ration' for every primary school pupil. This policy continued

during the 1951-64 Conservative Party's term of government. When

the Conservatives were re-elected in 1970, Ted Heath made Maggie

Thatcher schools minister and she started charging parents for the

milk.


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