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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…

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…

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…

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