Monday, 8 April 2013

A Sad Day

Hello, such a sad day 

Margaret Thatcher:  "If you just set out to be liked- you will compromise on anything at any time and achieve nothing"

The most extraordinary, nation-changing PM in modern British history.

A leader who made mistakes & could be harsh- to people close to her and people she'd never met.
But she took a country that had lost faith in itself and gave it a long and repeated slapping and left it stronger, richer and more self-confident than when she came in.

The grocers daughter who went to Grammar School and Oxford and proved that a woman could be a man's equal or even superior. Her brand of women's rights- the right to compete and succed on equal terms with men- didnt fit in with fashionable left-wing feminism. She wasnt interested in banning, seperating, promoting or defining- she was interested in winning.

My fave quote about her from Andrew Marr (thanks to Mr M):

'At the point when most politicians would have flinched, when any previous PM (Eden, Macmillan, Wilson, Heath, Callaghan, even Churchill) would have changed their policies and pushed out clouds of ink to disguise their retreat- Margaret Thatcher did the exact opposite.
When the sky was falling in, she said: "Push a bit harder."'

RIP  You have been an inspiration x


  1. Hear hear. Disgusting behaviour from some around the country. People may not have agreed with what she did but my goodness she had more balls than all the current lot put together.
    Nice post.
    FIB. X

  2. Hi thanks for dropping in to my blog & the pointer on the postage company Hermes. I am going to take a good proper look . I wish I had known that when I poster the vintage scales!. I had to get hubby to carry them to post office as so heavy!. Now I know for next time so many thanks.
    I agree it is awful all the behaviour from different parts of the country. At the end of the day she was a strong memorable woman . Regardless if people liked her or disliked her for their reasons x
    Well done with your debt busting too x


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