"History is past politics, and politics present history." John Robert Seeley

"The farther backward you can look, the farther forward you can see." Winston Churchill

"What we have to learn to do, we learn by doing." Aristotle


Margaret Thatcher, P.M. of Great Britain & N. Ireland, 1979 – 1990

Margaret Thatcher, as Prime Minister of Britain, favoured a ‘tough line’ on IRA activity, deploying the SAS while simultaeneously opposing all the options of the ‘New Ireland Forum’, 1984. However, she did sign the watershed Anglo-Irish Agreement in 1985 with Taoiseach Garret Fitzgerald.

Right – wing Conservative
Strongly Pro-Empire (Commonwealth)
Strong supporter of Reagan’s Foreign Policy
Strong supporter of armed forces and rule of law
Successfully fought Argentina over Falklands Islands in 1982
Pursued a policy of aggressive military action in Northern Ireland – SAS & increased army deployment.
“This lady’s not for turning”

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