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Thatcher'S Trial Six Months That Defined A Leader
Thatcher
 
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Author : Boris Johnson
Publisher : Blooms Bury
ISBN# : 9781408859179
Pages : 248
Price:INR 450
 
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Margaret Thatcher was elected Prime Minister in 1979, the first woman to hold the position, and the first woman in the Western world to lead a nation. Within two years she was beset by troubles, and it seemed her historic government would be short-lived. In 1981 unemployment had risen to levels not seen since the 1930s and public finances foundered in their worst state since 1945. The ‘no hope’ budget delivered by Chancellor Geoffrey Howe in March marked the beginning of a six-month period which witnessed pressures in Northern Ireland, hunger strikes, urban riots and unprecedented unrest within the Conservative Party.
 
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