margaret thatcher

Neoliberalism and other factors in the breakdown of society | Letters

Neoliberalism and other factors in the breakdown of society | Letters

George Monbiot concludes that, in response to the crisis that lies behind Brexit and Trump, what we need is “a new story of what it is to be a human in the 21st century” (The deep story beneath
Mind the Closing Doors: Echoes of Thatcher in U.K. Railway Battle

Mind the Closing Doors: Echoes of Thatcher in U.K. Railway Battle

British commuters are trapped in a battle between labour unions and conservative lawmakers.
Mind the Closing Doors: Echoes of Thatcher in U.K. Railway Battle

Mind the Closing Doors: Echoes of Thatcher in U.K. Railway Battle

British commuters are trapped in a battle between labour unions and conservative lawmakers.
The need to find a fairer system of taxing and spending in the UK | Letters

The need to find a fairer system of taxing and spending in the UK | Letters

Letters from Terry Kelly, Ruth Lister, Dr David Griffith, David Beard, Peter Fieldman and Richard Cooper in response to Guardian reports and Paul Mason’s articleIt did not take long in the current
Labour used to be the party that saw the folly of leaving the EU

Labour used to be the party that saw the folly of leaving the EU

Harold Wilson was not a Europhile, but a clear-eyed realist. Jeremy Corbyn could learn much from the story of the 1975 referendumWhat have David Cameron (Tory prime minister, 2010-16), and Harold
How Britain fell out of love with the free market

How Britain fell out of love with the free market

Under Thatcher and Blair, it looked unassailable. But now both Britain’s main parties are turning away from unfettered capitalism. By Andy BeckettTwelve years ago, shortly after winning his third
Neoliberalism: the idea that swallowed the world

Neoliberalism: the idea that swallowed the world

The word has become a rhetorical weapon, but it properly names the reigning ideology of our era – one that venerates the logic of the market and strips away the things that make us human. By Stephen
Economic recovery depends on spending | Letters

Economic recovery depends on spending | Letters

Jim O’Donnell isn’t sure France needs its own Thatcher, while Martin London thinks education is the key to the wealth disparity. Plus David Redshaw writes on how inequality drives boom and bustWelcome
Neoliberalism: the idea that swallowed the world – podcast

Neoliberalism: the idea that swallowed the world – podcast

The word has become a rhetorical weapon, but it properly names the reigning ideology of our era – one that venerates the logic of the market and strips away the things that make us human• Read the
Oxford graduates’ calamitous CVs | Brief letters

Oxford graduates’ calamitous CVs | Brief letters

Margaret Thatcher | George Osborne | British Virgin Islands | The Fife | Racing tips | Walter BeckerPerhaps there was no room for M Thatcher, MA Oxon (Letters, 7 September). She had at least half a
Finding solutions to the UK’s housing crisis | Letters

Finding solutions to the UK’s housing crisis | Letters

Readers respond to Britain’s chronic shortage of affordable housing with solutions of their ownLarry Elliott suggests five steps to fix the housing market (Britain’s broken housing market – and how to
Struggling Brexit Britain can barely afford this rise in rates | William Keegan

Struggling Brexit Britain can barely afford this rise in rates | William Keegan

Ten years of austerity has put the UK in the doldrums: that fact, coupled with the referendum, means there is scarcely a need to dampen things down furtherYou can look at it two ways. After ten years
How to eat like a world leader: from Trump’s Big Macs to Thatcher’s Bovril toast

How to eat like a world leader: from Trump’s Big Macs to Thatcher’s Bovril toast

The US president is apparently partial to McDonald’s, KFC, pizza and Diet Coke – but he’s not the first world leader with very particular dietary requirementsIt may come as little surprise to learn
Margaret Thatcher sold off public housing to create "the dignity of ownership" and today 40% of that housing is owned by gouging landlords

Margaret Thatcher sold off public housing to create "the dignity of ownership" and today 40% of that housing is owned by gouging landlords

The theory behind Margaret Thatcher's sell-off of publicly funded council housing under the "right to buy" scheme was that poor people would buy their houses and then the structural factors keeping
FUREY: Canada’s conservative leaders are gearing up

FUREY: Canada’s conservative leaders are gearing up

Ontario, Alberta and Parliament Hill. All governed by left-of-centre political leaders. All up for grabs in elections less than two years away. These jurisdictions’ respective conservative challengers
The unbearable limbo of being a British bureaucrat in Brussels

The unbearable limbo of being a British bureaucrat in Brussels

Brussels, Belgium London is riddled with anxiety over Brexit. Barely a conversation goes by in the city that doesn’t turn into handwringing over the subject.…
Thatcher warned Major about exchange rate risks before ERM crisis

Thatcher warned Major about exchange rate risks before ERM crisis

National Archives: private warning came just five weeks into Major’s premiership and 20 months before Black WednesdayMargaret Thatcher privately warned John Major that he was in danger of making a
Thatcher’s refusal to fly with a panda is loaded with political and superstitious subtext

Thatcher’s refusal to fly with a panda is loaded with political and superstitious subtext

The National Archives in Kew, London, just released a huge range of documents from the office of Margaret Thatcher, who was the UK’s prime minister…
I’ll always hate what Thatcher stood for – but I’ve come to respect her | Joseph Harker

I’ll always hate what Thatcher stood for – but I’ve come to respect her | Joseph Harker

The more one compares her with later politicians, both Labour and Tory, the more she towers above them. And she wasn’t always wrongMargaret Thatcher was the dominant political figure of my early
Plan for Margaret Thatcher statue to be rejected because of ‘monument saturation’

Plan for Margaret Thatcher statue to be rejected because of ‘monument saturation’

The iron lady will not have a bronze statue in Parliament Square.
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