Thatchers Britain: Thatchers Best known Quotes

Thatcher’s best known quotes

“Plan your work for today and every day, then work your plan.”

“I love argument, I love debate. I don’t expect anyone just to sit there and agree with m, that’s not their job.”

“Being powerful is like being a lady. If you have to tell people you are, you aren’t.”

“To wear your heart on your sleeve isn’t a very good plan, you should wear it inside where it functions best.”

“The problem with socialism is that you eventually run out of other people’s money.” 

“In Politics, if you want anything said, ask a man. If you want anything done, ask a woman.”

“You may have to fight a battle more than once to win it.”

“When people are free to choose, they choose freedom.”

“Disciplining yourself to do what you know is right and important, although difficult, is the high road to pride, self-esteem, and personal satisfaction.”

5 top Thatcher Phrases

  1. No No No
  2. ‘Not for Turning’
  3. Iron Lady
  4. ‘They are a weak lot”
  5. “When you are at war, you cannot allow the difficulties to dominate your thinking: you have to set out with an iron will to overcome them,”

7 things you think of when thinking of the word Thatcher

  1. The Iron Lady
  2. Reagan
  3. Cold War
  4. Falklands Conflict
  5. Poll Tax
  6. Miners Strike
  7. IRA

9 things Thatcher introduced to Britain

  1. Balancing the budget.
  2. Restructure of the British economy
  3. Section 28 Controversy
  4. Reforms in Education & NHS – emergency funding
  5. Big Bang – changed the City of London Forever
  6. Champion of the free market economy
  7. Privatisation
  8. Savage spending cuts
  9. Manufacturing decline considering the new Global Economy and competing against the world – Britain was open for trade
  10. Unemployment during the 1980s hovered 12-10% of the employment workforce

“I like Mr Gorbachev. We can do business together,”

A film with a Margaret Thatcher capturing the audience with humour about her red dress see link below

In 1987 Visit to meet Mikhail and Raisa Gorbachev. The Soviets respected Thatcher because she spoke the blunt truth about how the Russians are. A senior researcher Ted R Bromund. PhD who has studied Thatcherism and Soviet Politics makes the 3 bullet points below to summarise her ideals.

  1. Believe that any state that limits its freedom destroys its own future
  2. Resists aggression without fear
  3. Seek peace through strength

Reagan and Thatcher had similar viewpoints, it was a time when the Russian Leader was trying to modernise Communism which was the start of change. Did Reagan end the cold war, Thatcher or Gorbachev? History played a card of presenting a moderniser as leader of the Soviet Union and linked to that it dealt the West with a film actor as president of American and Grammer School pupil as Prime Minister of Great Britain.

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