Margaret Hilda Thatcher, Baroness Thatcher, because despite our often conflicting political views she was instramental in my development as young citizen of the world. She had an iron-will which made it essential for all females following in her wake to apply thought to the value of their vote.
She was born 13 October 1925, married once in 1951 to a man she counted as friend and brilliant husband until his death in June 2003. She is mother to two and though one get the feeling she is held to a degree in contempt by her daughter Carol she seems no more unnatural a mother then most.
Here in interview with Douglas Keay from Woman's Own Magazine in 1987 Prime Minister Thatcher said this.
"If children have a problem, it is society that is at fault. There is no such thing as society. There is living tapestry of men and women and people and the beauty of that tapestry and the quality of our lives will depend upon how much each of us is prepared to take responsibility for ourselves and each of us prepared to turn round and help by our own efforts those who are unfortunate. And the worst things we have in life, in my view, are where children who are a great privilege and a trust—they are the fundamental great trust, but they do not ask to come into the world, we bring them into the world, they are a miracle, there is nothing like the miracle of life—we have these little innocents and the worst crime in life is when those children, who would naturally have the right to look to their parents for help, for comfort, not only just for the food and shelter but for the time, for the understanding, turn round and not only is that help not forthcoming, but they get either neglect or worse than that, cruelty."
Thatcher's tenure as Prime Minister was the longest since that of Lord Salisbury and the longest continuous period in office since Lord Liverpool in the early 19th century. She was the first woman to lead a major political party in the United Kingdom, and the first of only three women to hold any of the four great offices of state. She holds a life peerage as Baroness Thatcher, of Kesteven in the County of Lincolnshire, which entitles her to sit in the House of Lords.
My love, my care,