Margaret Thatcher

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  • The Iron Lady: Margaret Thatcher

    The Iron Lady “I don’t think there will be a woman prime minister in my lifetime” (Thatcher). These were the words of one of the most influential women in modern day Britain, who, ironically, was Britain’s first female prime minister and held the position for longer than any other twentieth century prime minister. Margaret Thatcher is known, above all, for the aforementioned, but is also known for the work she did while in this prestigious office. Thatcher achieved many great feats while in office and fought for the things which she believed. Thatcher has impacted many lives with her work with foreign affairs, governmental practices, and setting the bar high for Britain’s female population by breaking norms and proving what an incredible woman she was. Margaret Hilda Roberts was born October 13th, 1925 in Grantham, England. At a very young age, Thatcher was exposed to…

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  • The Importance Of Power: The Power Of The Prime Minister

    and powers both available and granted to the Prime Minster that can help them whilst in office. These powers can vary in many forms such as helping to solidify their position, gaining support on a view or decision and even playing down their own responsibilities. However the extent to which these powers can go have to be taken into consideration as Prime Ministers are still susceptible to pressure groups, mass public opinion and even other MP 's in parliament. This essay will assess the…

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  • Ronald Reagan's Foreign Policy During The Cold War

    Prior to Ronald Reagan taking office in 1981, the Cold War impasse felt like a victory for the American people. However, Ronald Reagan did not see victory, he saw this stalemate as weak and un-American. Reagan’s new take on dealing with the Soviet Union can be summarized in two words: God and Freedom. With these two guiding principles, Reagan ditched dètente and got fellow world leaders like Margaret Thatcher and Pope John Paul II to join with him against the “evil empire.” With the “renewal of…

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  • Theme Of Identity In Kureishi's My Beautiful Laundrette

    to another country and witness an interaction between two different and often opposing cultures. Besides, a person’s identity is also influenced by factors such as gender, class, caste, race, ethnicity and sexuality. Kureishi’s play is set up against the backdrop of the Commonwealth Act (where a large number of people migrated to Great Britain) and Margaret Thatcher’s capitalistic regime in England where “work ethic supersedes ethnicity” (Sullivan). Thatcherism under which the then British…

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  • Public And Private Sectors Have Converged Since 1979

    NPM was result of anti-public sector promotions. Jackson said 2 things gave rise to NPM, the first being the libertarian ideology (laissez-faire, power to the people .. Thatcher) and the second being the Left ideas and peoples demand for the providers of public services to be held more accountable. Therefore, NPM characteristics included a higher focus on output as opposed to being too heavily focused on administering input, i.e concentration on performance. Highlights competition for customer…

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  • Margaret Thatcher's Decisions: A Case Study

    the decisions made by Margaret Thatcher during her political career, resulting in a shift of resources. British mines began to rapidly close during Margaret Thatchers political career in the 1980’s. Due to Thatcher’s ideology of monetarism and neo-liberalism, there was a decline in the Marxism system of economic and political thought. Under a conservative government, the revenue and productivity numbers were lacking. Resulting in the mines being closed, and the 1984 miners strike. These closures…

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  • Margaret Thatcherism Research Paper

    and also how Thatcher became successful as Prime Minster in the UK. Thatcherism defined as “the free/strong-state ideological stance adopted by Margaret Thatcher: the UK version of the New Right political project” by Andrew Haywood (Heywood, 2007). Thatcherism is a term that came from The Daily Telegraph, days after Thatcher had resigned from office in November 1990 after serving 11 and a half years as Prime Minster in Britain (Evans, 1997). Thatcher is the only British politician to be…

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  • Margaret Thatcher's Trans-Atlantic Essay

    Many people argue that Margaret Thatcher’s role as the United Kingdom’s Prime Minister in the late 20th century was widely trans-Atlantic, but how exactly has her role as the British Prime Minster made her trans-Atlantic? What made her trans-Atlantic was her unique ideology of Thatcherism, how it affected the outcome of the United States’ 1984 election, and how that ultimately contributed to ending the Cold War. James Cooper’s scholarly articles based on Thatcher will be the main source of…

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  • Margaret Thatcher: The Cold War

    The Cold War can be considered one of the harshest times in American history; tensions between the people were high and everyone was out to get the soviets. In Margaret Thatcher’s eulogy honoring Ronald Reagan she describes how Reagan’s great leadership unites the nation and gets everyone out of the Cold War. Thatcher employs juxtaposition between those who doubted Reagan and his actual actions and a negative connotation on the soviets as rhetorical techniques to convey the strong alliance and…

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  • 2010 And 2015 General Election Analysis

    This essay will address Labour Parties electoral performance in the 2010 and 2015 General Election. There are several factors that affected Labours performance in both the 2010 and 2015 General Elections. For example; the economy, the growth in power for the SNP, party identification, introduction of challenger parties, leadership Add more factors. Considering that Labour are formally a left-wing party means that they tend to care more about society than the economy. As a result, Labour have…

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