News Flash: Baroness Thatcher (Former Prime Minister Margaret Thatcher), died yesterday afternoon in London, after suffering a stroke. In accordance with her wishes, Thatcher will not receive a state funeral, but will be honoured with a church service at St. Paul’s Cathedral in London, where she will be accorded military honours.

Margaret Thatcher

Margaret Thatcher


Baroness Thatcher, was the first (and only) lady Prime Minister of the United Kingdom, and the third in the world. She was a very bold tough lady who was scared of no man, a feminist in her own right. India had Indira Gandhi, a bold feminist Prime Minister in the 70’s & early 80’s, and UK had Thatcher throughout the 80’s. She was the longest serving Prime Minister of the United Kingdom in the previous century. A Soviet journalist once referred to her as the Iron Lady, and instead of letting it affect her negatively she took it as a compliment instead. I do not have a deep insight into politics, especially of another country; but from her personality wise, I think she was great leader, and had what it takes to head a country.

Meryl Streep, portrayed Thatcher in the film appropriately titled The Iron Lady (2011). I was lucky enough to view this great bio-pic, last year in New Delhi. Besides being an American, Streep manages to do justice to the role of the very British Thatcher; for which she ended up deservedly bagging the Best Actress Oscar last year. I wrote a critique on this classy and sophisticatedly well executed moving picture, under the list titled, Oscar Winners … and then some 2012 (press on the link), on IMDB.   

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