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Hundreds swarm London’s Trafalgar Square for party celebrating Thatcher’s death

Hundreds of opponents of Margaret Thatcher filled London’s Trafalgar Square on Saturday evening for a rain-soaked celebration of the former British prime minister’s death earlier this week. Former coal miners involved in the year-long strike against the Iron Lady’s government in the 1980s joined far-left activists and students to drink…

London braces for massive party to ‘celebrate’ Thatcher’s death

Police were braced on Saturday for a mass “party” staged by opponents of Margaret Thatcher in London’s Trafalgar Square to celebrate her death. Mayor of London Boris Johnson said the authorities were prepared for potential violence, after trouble erupted at several impromptu street celebrations following the death of the former…

American ex-presidents invited to Thatcher’s funeral

Britain has invited all the surviving former US presidents to the funeral of Margaret Thatcher next week in a final testament to the Iron Lady’s special relationship with America, the government said Thursday as it unveiled a 2,000-strong guest list. But great figures from Thatcher’s Cold War era, including former…

Conservatives outraged over CNN photo of Thatcher with ‘pedophile’ Jimmy Savile

Conservative supporters Margaret Thatcher expressed outraged on Monday after CNN marked the death of the the former British prime minister by airing a photo of her with former BBC television presenter Jimmy Savile, a suspected pedophile. In a CNN Starting Point segment soon after the news of Thatcher’s death broke…

U.S. feared Falklands war would draw in Soviet Union, documents reveal

Declassified cables show U.S. felt Thatcher had not considered diplomatic options, and feared Soviet Union could be drawn in. The US feared the Thatcher government “had not thought much about diplomatic possibilities” for resolving the Falklands crisis when it dispatched a military taskforce 30 years ago, and predicted the conflict…

‘The Iron Lady’ should have been delayed, says PM

Prime Minister David Cameron said as “The Iron Lady” opened in Britain Friday that the film showing former premier Margaret Thatcher’s dementia should have been delayed until after her death. The biopic shows Thatcher as a frail, sometimes confused old lady — she is now 86 and is rarely seen…

Revealed: Thatcher negotiated with IRA ‘terrorists’

British prime minister Margaret Thatcher secretly approved offering concessions to IRA prisoners if their hunger strikes were called off, files released after 30 years revealed Friday. In public, Thatcher took a firm stance against demands to be recognised as political prisoners made by jailed Irish Republican Army members and other…

Gingrich dreams of Thatcher White House bid

Margaret Thatcher for US president? Republican presidential hopeful Newt Gingrich mused Friday that the former British prime minister, a hero to US conservatives, might have been a dream candidate for the White House — in a radically different world. “If Margaret Thatcher were here today and 30 years younger, I…

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