Margaret Thatcher


Wed April 17, 2013
NPR Story

Large Police Presence Surrounds Margaret Thatcher's Funeral

Originally published on Wed April 17, 2013 8:22 pm

Margaret Thatcher was laid to rest in a funeral attended by dignitaries from around the globe as well as Queen Elizabeth and Prince Philip on Wednesday. It's the first funeral of a British politician attended by the Queen since Sir Winston Churchill's in 1965.


Wed April 17, 2013
The Two-Way

For Thatcher, 'A Great Calm' After A Life Of Controversy

Originally published on Wed April 17, 2013 12:52 pm

Former British Prime Minister Margaret Thatcher's funeral was held Wednesday at London's St. Paul's Cathedral.
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Margaret Thatcher, the prime minister whose time leading Great Britain in the 1980s brought joy to conservatives and despair to liberals, was remembered Wednesday for "a life lived in the heat of political controversy."

With her death last week at the age of 87, "there is great calm" for the Iron Lady, added the bishop of London, the Right Reverend Richard Chartres, during a funeral service at London's St. Paul's Cathedral.

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Fri April 12, 2013
The Two-Way

Update: BBC Will Play Clip Of 'Ding Dong The Witch Is Dead'

Originally published on Fri April 12, 2013 12:31 pm

Former British Prime Minister Margaret Thatcher in 1996.
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Update at 11:50 a.m. ET. Radio 1 Will Play A Snippet:

There's word from NPR's Philip Reeves in London that BBC's Radio 1 now says its weekend Official Chart show will play "a clip in a journalistic environment" of "Ding Dong The Witch Is Dead," which critics of former Prime Minister Margaret Thatcher pushed up the British charts this week after the Iron Lady's death.

The BBC has more:

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Fri April 12, 2013

The Thatcher Era's Effect On British Music

Originally published on Fri April 12, 2013 8:55 am


Thu April 11, 2013
The Two-Way

'Just Another Provocation,' Says Argentina About Thatcher Funeral Snub

Argentina's President Cristina Fernandez.
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Argentina is shrugging off Britain's decision to leave President Cristina Fernandez off the guest list for the funeral of former British Prime Minister Margaret Thatcher.

"What do I care if I'm not invivted somewhere I never intended to go," Argentina's Foreign Minister H├ęctor Timerman told Radio Del Plata. "It's just another provocation."

But he also added: "The woman has died; let the family mourn her in peace."

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