Margaret Thatcher: The Autobiography
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Instead, she stood up at the Conservative party conference and stated: “You turn if you want to, but this lady is not for turning.
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She believed that a strict implementation of Monetarism was necessary to overcome the economic ills of inflation and low growth, which she blamed on the previous Labour government.However, although she was tipped as a rising star in the Conservative party, even as a cabinet minister, Mrs Thatcher proclaimed that Britain would never have a female prime minister. Mrs Thatcher prepared the country for a long strike; when the miners went all out on strike in 1984, they were eventually forced back into work after a year-long bitter struggle. British policy in Northern Ireland had been a standing source of conflict for every Prime Minister since 1969, but Margaret Thatcher aroused the IRA's special hatred for her refusal to meet their political demands, notably during the 1980-81 prison hunger strikes.
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Behind this dispute there was profound disagreement within the government over policy towards the European Community itself.There was a boom in wealth, and a very ostentatious boom, in the south of England and it took a long time to go north.