The Iron Lady rests

Former UK Prime Minister Margaret Thatcher has died in London. She was 87.


Margaret Thatcher, the prime-minister of the United Kingdom from 1979 until 1990, died today at the age of 87. Her spokesman, Lord Bell, released a statement in which her son and daughter confirmed the reports of her death. “It is with great sadness that Mark and Carol Thatcher announced that their mother Baroness Thatcher died peacefully following a stroke this morning.”

Thatcher was the longest running UK prime minister of the 20th Century and the UK’s only female oneever. She had been a key figure in British and world history. London daily The Guardian characterized her as “the most dominant British prime minister since Winston Churchill in 1940 and a global champion of the late 20th century free market economic revival.” Even more than 20 years since she left office, Thatcher remained a divisive and influential figure.

Her uncompromising and controversial style was well known and she stayed true to her character until her last day in the office. Here are a couple of exchanges she had with two opposition MP’s on her last speech in the House of Commons on 22 November 1990.

Margaret Thatcher’s last speech in the House of Commons – A must watch

The original Iron Lady!!