Margaret Thatcher, the Iron Lady, was the first female Prime Minister of the United Kingdom (1979–1990). Definitely one of the best in the history. She privatised half of the Britain, kept close relationship with the USA, kicked Argentina’s butt over the Falklands Islands and opposed the expansive policy of the Soviet Union. Also remained skeptic towards the European integration. My female hero.
1. If a Tory does not believe that private property is one of the main bulwarks of individual freedom, then he had better become a socialist and have done with it.
2. And I will go on criticising Socialism, and opposing Socialism because it is bad for Britain… It’s the Labour Government that have brought us record peace-time taxation. They’ve got the usual Socialist disease – they’ve run out of other people’s money.
3. Some Socialists seem to believe that people should be numbers in a State computer. We believe they should be individuals. We are all unequal. No one, thank heavens, is like anyone else, however much the Socialists may pretend otherwise. We believe that everyone has the right to be unequal but to us every human being is equally important.
4. My job is to stop Britain going red.
5. Economics are the method; the object is to change the heart and soul.
6. The choice facing the nation is between two totally different ways of life. And what a prize we have to fight for: no less than the chance to banish from our land the dark, divisive clouds of Marxist socialism and bring together men and women from all walks of life who share a belief in freedom.
7. Let us never forget this fundamental truth: the State has no source of money other than money which people earn themselves. If the State wishes to spend more it can do so only by borrowing your savings or by taxing you more. It is no good thinking that someone else will pay – that ‘someone else’ is you. There is no such thing as public money; there is only taxpayers’ money.
8. We must try to find ways to starve the terrorist and the hijacker of the oxygen of publicity on which they depend.
9. Socialists cry “Power to the people”, and raise the clenched fist as they say it. We all know what they really mean—power over people, power to the State
10. They’re casting their problem on society. And, you know, there is no such thing as society. There are individual men and women, and there are families. And no government can do anything except through people, and people must look to themselves first. It’s our duty to look after ourselves and then, also to look after our neighbour.