08 Apr '13, 12pm

Margaret Thatcher will be remembered as 'The Iron Lady' who changed Britain

Margaret Thatcher will be remembered as 'The Iron Lady' who changed Britain

LONDON (AFP) - Margaret Thatcher, Britain's first female prime minister, who died on Monday aged 87, will be remembered as "The Iron Lady" who helped end the Cold War and whose economic reforms divided the country. Behind the bouffant hair, trademark handbag and schoolma'am voice was an uncompromising Conservative who regularly cut her male colleagues and opponents down to size with a sharp tongue and even sharper political brain. Right-wingers hailed her as having hauled Britain out of the economic doldrums but the left accused her of dismantling traditional industry, claiming her reforms helped unpick the fabric of society. On the world stage, she built a close "special relationship" with US president Ronald Reagan which helped bring the curtain down on Soviet Communism. She also fiercely opposed closer ties with Europe. But in the final years of her life, Mrs Thatcher -...

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