Prime Minister of the United Kingdom during the 1980s


Margaret Thatcher - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
"Margaret Hilda Thatcher, Baroness Thatcher, LG, OM, PC, FRS (born 13 October 1925) was Prime Minister of the United Kingdom from 1979 to 1990. She was the longest serving British Prime Minister in the 20th century, the longest since Gladstone, and had the longest continuous period in office since Lord Liverpool. She is also the only woman to be Prime Minister or elected leader of a major political party in the UK ..."


13 Oct 1925, Margaret Hilda Thatcher, in Grantham, Lincolnshire, England


35 Heroes of Freedom: Celebrating the people who have made the world groovier and groovier since 1968, Reason, Dec 2003
List of individuals who, according to Reason editors, have "have made the world a freer, better, and more libertarian place by example, invention, or action" (includes the unknown martyr of Tiananmen Square and a generic "The Yuppie")
"The much-maligned Iron Lady set the pace for the rollback of nationalized industries throughout Western Europe, doing the heavy lifting needed to change England from the Sex Pistols' land of 'no future' to today's Cool Britannia. More important, she outsmarted the racist 'repatriation' crowd that put her into office through pro-small-business policies ..."
The life and times of F.A. Hayek, who explained why political liberty is impossible without economic liberty, by Jim Powell
Lengthy biographical essay, with extensive quotes both from Hayek and others (including Keynes)
"Former British Prime Minister Margaret Thatcher wrote that 'the most powerful critique of socialist planning and the socialist state which I read at this time [the late 1940s], and to which I have returned so often since [is] F.A. Hayek's The Road to Serfdom.'"