Remembering Margaret Thatcher: Commemorations, Tributes and Assessments

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9781628940152: Remembering Margaret Thatcher: Commemorations, Tributes and Assessments

Lady Thatcher's outstanding accomplishments, the debates she sparked, and her inimitable character, personality and style are captured in this collection of Parliamentary tributes and international comments, with a Foreword and Biographical Sketch by long-time advisor John Blundell and an Introduction by The Rt Hon David Davis MP.

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John Blundell edited this book while a Visiting Fellow at The Heritage Foundation, Washington, DC. He also serves as Distinguished Senior Fellow at London’s Institute of Economic Affairs where he served as Director General and Ralph Harris Fellow 1993-2009. Blundell is author of "Margaret Thatcher: A Portrait of the Iron Lady" (2008, Algora) for which Lady Thatcher provided the following quote: “John Blundell has been one of the most effective champions of the free-enterprise economic model which has delivered progress and prosperity around the world. Therefore he is very well placed to explain to Americans the beliefs and principles which underpinned what became known as ‘Thatcherism’.” (Summer, 2008) He is also author of "Ladies for Liberty: Women Who Made a Difference in American History" (2nd expanded edition 2013, Algora). The Rt Hon David Davis MP was educated at Bec Grammar School, the University of Warwick, London Business School, and Harvard Business School. A scientist, he rose to the Board of Tate & Lyle. He represented the Boothferry constituency in Parliament 1987-1997 and following its abolition Haltemprice and Howden 1997 to date. He has held many important jobs including Minister for Europe (1993-1997), Chairman of the Public Accounts Committee (1997-2001), Chairman of the Conservative Party (2001-2002), Shadow Deputy Prime Minister (2002-2003), and Shadow Home Secretary (2003-2008). In 2005 he came second to David Cameron in the election of a new Conservative Party Leader.

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[This is a collection] providing for future historians examples, hitherto not revealed in public, of the many aspects of this remarkable lady and countering the sometimes false images of her. --Lord MacGregor of Pulham Market

[This is] a wonderful treasure trove... of great value to historians and people who write about Margaret Thatcher, because so much material has been produced.
--Lord Lamont of Lerwick


Not only does this House know where the bodies are buried but some of the bodies are present here. --Lord McNally, Minister of State, Ministry of Justice

My father often remarked that Margaret Thatcher was not just the first British female Prime Minister, but the first British Asian Prime Minister ... she absolutely thought like us. --Alok Sharma MP

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