Stalwart Of Conservatism, Baroness Margaret Thatcher Dies At 87

April 8, 2013 8:33 amViews: 1651

Baroness Margaret Thatcher

One of my all time favorite Conservatives and a true lady, Baroness Margaret Thatcher has died at the age of 87. She was Prime Minister of the UK for 11 years from 1979 to 1990. I will never forget the eulogy she gave by video at Ronald Reagan's funeral. Oh how the world needs women and politicians like her again. Below is the death announcement from Sky News:

Lord Bell said: "It is with great sadness that Mark and Carol Thatcher announced that their mother Baroness Thatcher died peacefully following a stroke this morning.

"A further statement will be made later."

Baroness Thatcher, Britain's first and only woman prime minister, had become increasingly frail and was suffering ill health in recent years.

She was admitted to hospital shortly before Christmas where she underwent an operation to remove a growth from her bladder but was allowed to return home before new year.

Baroness Thatcher, who was prime minister between 1979 and 1990, has been credited with transforming a nation in one decade, putting Britain back among the leading industrial nations of the world.

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