Sherry A. Phillips

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RIP Iron Lady

Whenever I think of President Ronald Reagan, I often think of Britain’s Iron Lady Margaret Thatcher. My husband is on his way to DC and called to tell me the news that she has passed away.

From News Sky:

Baroness Thatcher, Britain’s first woman prime minister, has died after suffering a stroke at the age of 87.

Her children Mark and Carol Thatcher announced that their mother Baroness had died peacefully following a stroke this morning.

Speaking to Sky News, Baroness Thatcher’s spokesman and friend Lord Bell said: “We’ll never see the like of her again. She was one of the great prime ministers of all time and transformed people’s lives.”

He described the former prime minister, a grocer’s daughter from Grantham, as the greatest leader of the Conservative Party with the exception of Winston Churchill.

He said: “She was just a fantastic person – extraordinary charisma, very focused, loved her country, loved being in government and dedicated her life to making people’s lives better…I think history will remember her very kindly.”

The Prime Minister, David Cameron, paid tribute saying: “It was with great sadness that I learned of Lady Thatcher’s death. We’ve lost a great leader, a great Prime Minister and a great Briton.”

A statement from Buckingham Palace said: “The Queen was sad to hear the news of the death of Baroness Thatcher. Her Majesty will be sending a private message of sympathy to the family.”

Baroness Thatcher, Britain’s first and only woman prime minister, had become increasingly frail and was suffering ill health in recent years.

She was admitted to hospital shortly before Christmas where she underwent an operation to remove a growth from her bladder but was allowed to return home before new year.

Baroness Thatcher, who was prime minister between 1979 and 1990, has been credited with transforming a nation in one decade, putting Britain back among the leading industrial nations of the world.

RIP Iron Lady!

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