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Tuesday 20.03.2018 | Name days: Made, Irbe

Ex-Prime Minister Baroness Thatcher dies, aged 87

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Margaret Thatcher

Margaret Thatcher

Former UK Prime Minister Baroness Thatcher has died peacefully at the age of 87 after suffering a stroke, her family has announced.

David Cameron called her a “great Briton” and the Queen spoke of her sadness at the death.

Lady Thatcher was Conservative prime minister from 1979 to 1990. She was the first woman to hold the role, BBC reported.

She will not have a state funeral but will be accorded the same status as Princess Diana and the Queen Mother.

The ceremony, with full military honours, will take place at London’s St Paul’s Cathedral.

Mr Cameron, who is in Madrid for meetings, has cancelled planned talks in Paris with French President Francois Hollande and will return to the UK later on Monday.

BBC political editor Nick Robinson said Lady Thatcher had been a controversial politician who inspired “passion” among both her critics and supporters.

Lady Thatcher survived an assassination attempt in 1984, when the IRA bombed the Brighton Grand Hotel, where she was staying for the Conservative Party’s annual conference.

Mr Cameron told the BBC: “Margaret Thatcher succeeded against all the odds. The real thing is she didn’t just lead our country; she saved our country.

“I believe she will go down as the greatest British peacetime prime minister.”

Lady Thatcher had suffered poor health for several years. Her husband Denis died in 2003.


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  1. JPR says:

    old hag!

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  2. Ralph says:

    Not a big loss.We wont cry over her

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  5. Francis says:

    Good riddance.We even wont have a tear for that so called lady.

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