Tag Archives: margaret thatcher

  1. Like Thatcher in Bruges, the stakes are high for Theresa May’s Florence speech 

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    September 22, 2017 by Paul Goldsmith

    As Theresa May prepares to make a speech in Florence setting out the UK’s position and offer on Brexit, she …
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  2. The death of a Helmut Kohl should remind us that Brexit negotiations will be political, not economic

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    June 18, 2017 by Paul Goldsmith

    Look at the picture above. When Margaret Thatcher saw it she allegedly exclaimed “Urgh, its two old men holding hands.” …
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  3. Why the Pensions Triple Lock guarantee should be removed

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    April 26, 2017 by Paul Goldsmith

    On the first draft of the 1979 Conservative manifesto, Margaret Thatcher scrawled “Hostage!” or “hostage to fortune’ on any commitment …
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  4. The ‘Poll Tax’ files released from the National Archives – Thatcher can’t say she wasn’t warned.

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    January 18, 2015 by Paul Goldsmith

    The release of a tranche of documents from the a National Archive under the ’30 year rule’ has cast a …
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