Thatcher's Britain

Thatcher s Britain May marks years since Margaret Thatcher entered Downing Street Thatcher s Britain tells the story of Thatcherism for a generation with no personal memories of the s as well as for those w

  • Title: Thatcher's Britain
  • Author: Richard Vinen
  • ISBN: 9781847371751
  • Page: 117
  • Format: Hardcover
  • May 2009 marks 30 years since Margaret Thatcher entered Downing Street Thatcher s Britain tells the story of Thatcherism for a generation with no personal memories of the 1980s, as well as for those who want to revisit the polemics of their youth.

    Premiership of Margaret Thatcher Margaret Thatcher served as Prime Minister of the United Kingdom from May to November She became Prime Minister after serving as Leader of the Conservative Party since . In domestic affairs, Thatcher is best known for her sweeping Thatcherism Nigel Lawson, Thatcher s Chancellor of the Exchequer from to , listed the Thatcherite ideals as free markets, financial discipline, firm control over public expenditure, tax cuts, nationalism, Victorian values of the Samuel Smiles self help variety , privatisation and a dash of populism Thatcherism is thus often compared to classical liberalism. Brexit betrays Margaret Thatcher s carmaking legacy Leave means leave It has taken a long time for Japanese carmakers in the UK to grab the attention of Theresa May s government Honda s decision to close its vehicle and engine making plant in Thatchers Hotel Welcome To Thatchers Hotel Thatcher s Hotel is a charming Tudor style property set in the heart of the glorious Surrey countryside There are guest rooms in total, including double, twin, family and interconnecting rooms. Prime Minister Thatcher s Economic Policies Macrohistory In , Margaret Thatcher was leader of Britain s Conservative Party, and that year she became prime minister, returning the conservatives to power once again after a Conservative Party Manifesto The full text of all Conservative Party manifestos from to the present. History of United Kingdom Britannica Other articles where History of United Kingdom is discussed United Kingdom Ancient Britain Archaeologists working in Norfolk in the early st century discovered stone tools that suggest the presence of humans in Britain from about , to million years ago These startling discoveries underlined the extent to which archaeological research is responsible for any knowledge of HIV Aids Why were the campaigns successful in the West The arrival of HIV Aids in the early s led to predictions of deaths on a massive scale yet developed countries avoided the such a fate What did awareness campaigns get right The English city that wanted to break away from the UK Thirty years ago left wingers in Liverpool, bitterly opposed to Margaret Thatcher, attempted to oppose central government and go their own way It s not just the accent that makes Liverpool feel a Right to Buy politics What is Right to Buy Right to Buy is a scheme under which longstanding local authority tenants are entitled to purchase their homes at a heavily discounted price To qualify for the scheme, an individual must be a tenant of at least two years standing This period need not be spent in the same

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    1. Richard Vinen has written a really good book on the premiership of Margaret Thatcher. As someone who lived through the era of Thatchers's Britain it is interesting to read some of the back stories around the main events of the eighties such as the miners strike, the Falklands, the unemployment and of course the final act of being forced out of office. The way it is written makes for a enjoyable read without straying into very heavy writing as some political books do. Also it is not written from [...]

    2. A timely and fair-minded addition to the already vast spectrum of Thatcheriana, Vinen's whirlwind tour of the 1980s resists the urge to stray into nostalgic indulgence or arid proselytising. He gets to the heart of the mercurial phenomenon that was Thatcherism, concentrating as much on its contradictions as on its perceived cohesiveness. Central to his thesis is the idea that, far from demolishing the 'post-war consensus', Thatcher was one of its most effective defenders. The writing is crisp an [...]

    3. You really have to have background knowledge regarding British history and culture, otherwise you might not understand many of the references made throughout the book. The focus really is on "Thatcherism" and not the woman herself.

    4. This book focuses a big deal of Thatcher's policies on economy. However, the cultural aspect of Britain at that period is largely ignored, and it does not discuss much about Britain's foreign policy, whether with the US or with other countries.

    5. It felt like the author assumed a lot of foreknowledge in the reader - or maybe I just don't know enough about Thatcher, politics, the UK, or ? Didn't feel like anything joined up. Couldn't find a timeline.

    6. An excellent revisionist history of the Thatcher era. Very good at demolishing myths. Not quite so good when it's a matter of helping us to understand why she was important.

    7. Interesting on Thatcherism and Margaret Thatcher's influence on both Britain and the Conservative Party.

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