Tag Archives: Margaret Thatcher

Bastille Day equals Brexit Day

Bastille Day equals Brexit Day Stephen MacLean highlights the Remainers’ fear of freedom Freedom lovers around the world celebrate Bastille Day (14th July) in recognition of the rights of man and ‘liberté, égalité, fraternité’. As many on the Continent believe, … Continue reading

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Brexit is Britain’s Independence Day

Brexit is Britain’s Independence Day Stephen Michael MacLean discerns ‘the end of the beginning’ Independence Day. That was Boris Johnson’s description of June 23rd last year, as he and fellow Leave campaigners canvassed the United Kingdom for Brexit, making the … Continue reading

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Brexit’s Progress

Brexit’s Progress Stephen MacLean perceives the ‘End of the Beginning’ ‘MPs hand Theresa May the starting gun on Brexit’. That is how the Independent recorded last Wednesday’s ‘second reading’ in the UK House of Commons to permit the Conservative government … Continue reading

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Brexit: the Movie

Brexit: the Movie Directed and narrated by Martin Durkin, reviewed by Robert Henderson As an instrument to rally the leave vote this film is severely flawed. It starts promisingly by stressing the loss of sovereignty, the lack of democracy in … Continue reading

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Everything and more

Everything and more Margaret Thatcher, the Authorised Biography, Everything she Wants, by Charles Moore, Allen Lane, ISBN 978-0-713-99288-5 Angela Ellis-Jones reviews the second volume of the definitive biography of Margaret Thatcher This is the second volume of Charles Moore’s projected … Continue reading

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Conservatism and Liberalism

Conservatism and Liberalism Peter King compares and contrasts Is conservatism compatible with liberalism? Friedrich von Hayek, the great economist and social philosopher who so influenced Mrs Thatcher, thought it was not. Despite his links with the Conservative party, Hayek argued … Continue reading

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Vaulting Ambition, Thwarted

Vaulting Ambition, Thwarted ANGELA ELLIS-JONES reviews a timely political memoir A Different Kind of Weather, WILLIAM WALDEGRAVE, 2015, Constable, ISBN 978-1-4721-1975-9, £20 As an undergraduate at Oxford in the late 1970s, on visits to the Union I enjoyed looking at … Continue reading

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The Rise of the Dominatrix

The Rise of the Dominatrix  Derek Turner’s take on Charles Moore’s biography of  Margaret Thatcher Margaret Thatcher: Not for Turning, Charles Moore, London: Allen Lane, 2013, 859 pp When Margaret Thatcher died last April, the obsequies were at times almost drowned out … Continue reading

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One and three-quarter cheers for Mrs. T.

One and three-quarter cheers for Mrs. T. ALLAN POND surveys a mixed legacy Mrs Thatcher now rests in peace, the crowds have dispersed and the rent-a-mob have furled up their banners and put away their stink bombs for another occasion. … Continue reading

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Famous last words

Famous last words PAUL WOOD remembers how past PMs passed Margaret Thatcher’s death makes me want to sit upon the ground and tell sad stories of the deaths of Prime Ministers. The Prime Minister whose death I most often think … Continue reading

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