2013.04.08

News Headlines - 08 April 2013

BBC News - Ex-Prime Minister Baroness Thatcher dies

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

Thatcher: ‘Iron lady’ who changed Britain - FT.com

She changed us all. We went from being a people who saw ourselves as eternally on the downward slide to a nation that was proud to be British again. On the world stage too, she made Britain count once more. She was a startling presence who brought a strong and controversial style to our diplomacy after years of Foreign Office blandness.

Margaret Thatcher- slideshow - NBCNews.com

A young Margaret Roberts (she was to become Margaret Thatcher upon her marriage in 1951) gets a hug from her father, Alfred Roberts, the owner of two grocery stores in Lincolnshire, a county in northeast England. Her father, a Methodist lay preacher, was active in local politics.

Thatcher to have same funeral status as Queen Mother and Princess Diana | The Times

Baroness Thatcher will be given a ceremonial funeral with military honours at St Paul’s Cathedral, the second highest honour after a state funeral. Downing Street said in an announcement that the arrangements for the funeral were “in line with the wishes of her family and with the Queen’s consent”.

Britain divided on Thatcher record, but 50% claim positive contribution – poll | guardian.co.uk

New ICM poll on day of Thatcher's death reveals strong opinions – 25% rate her record as 'very good', but 20% as 'very bad'


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