The passing of the Iron Lady: A nation divided

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Margeret Thatcher-younger yearsOn Monday the 8th April 2013, Lady Margaret Thatcher died following a stroke in her Ritz Hotel suite where she has been staying since the start of the year.  Love her or loathe her, Lady Thatcher was the first woman prime minister and one of the great architects of the global world we live in today.  Her policies may have caused a divided nation from the coal miners strikes and shutdown of the national mines, to the privatisation and growth of the Square mile to be the world’s business centre.  She was both iconic and demonic to others.  She shaped the 1980’s and early 90s and is now being heralded as actually defining her later opposition and ‘New’ Labour PM, Tony Blair.

Lady ThatcherHaving come from humble working class origins she went on to go where no one else had gone before and passionately make the difference she felt was right and for the good of the country.

Her politics aside, Lady Thatcher was the First Woman of Great Britain and will remain as a woman who did not bow down to pressure to step up and become the most influential woman of the 20th Century.

We at WATC, want to play homage to her as an inspirational woman for taking the toughest job in the UK and for inspiring female world leaders to continue.

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