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If Margaret Thatcher had been Prime Minister at the time, there would have been no Treaty of Maastricht.

Douglas Hurd 06/11/1993

Category: Margaret Thatcher (quotes about), Europe - Maastricht Treaty

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This woman is headstrong, obstinate and dangerously self-opinionated.

Anonymous 1948

Report on Margaret Roberts by the ICI Personnel Department, rejecting her job application

Category: Margaret Thatcher (quotes about)

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Forget that I'm a woman. Forget the accusations that I am a Right Winger demanding privilege - I had precious little privilege in my early years.

Margaret Thatcher 02/1975

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I am not running as Son of Margaret Thatcher. I have my own priorities and my own programmes.

John Major 25/11/1990

Category: Margaret Thatcher (quotes about), Leadership

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I should like to thank you for the great co-operation and friendship which you have shown me during our time together in office during which so much has been achieved.

Keith Joseph 26/11/1990

Leter to Margaret Thatcher

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She was a tigress surrounded my hamsters.

John Biffen 05/12/1990

Category: Margaret Thatcher (quotes about)

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The nation was oppressed by many dragons in 1979. Margaret Thatcher came forth to slay them. After she had slain them the nation no longer had need of her. Normal, humdrum government has been resumed. We shall miss her style of government.

Nicholas Ridley

Category: Margaret Thatcher (quotes about)

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I think her greatest achievement is to have made people believe that the impossible is possible. That the things which were said in 1979 to be beyond resolution, the problem of the trade unions for example, she boldly took it on and she did it. If politicians can learn that lesson from her, that there is no problem which is too big to be solved, then she's contributed something enormously important to our life.

Norman Tebbit 15/12/1990

Category: Margaret Thatcher (quotes about)

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What she was doing was casting off all restraint and really shouting the things she had always wanted to shout but which people had advised her not to.

Edward Heath 23/01/1991

On Margaret Thatcher's resignation speech in the Commons

Category: Margaret Thatcher (quotes about)

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One of my favourite quotations is: 'That which thy father bequeathed thee, earn it anew, if thou wouldst possess it.'

Margaret Thatcher

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She was a perfectly good second class chemist. None of us ever thought that she would go very far. One could always rely on her to produce a sensible, well-read essay and yet there was something that some people had that she hadn't quite got. I don't believe she had a particularly profound interest in chemistry.

Dorothy Hodgkin

On Margaret Thatcher at university

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Some people find it difficult to argue with a woman Prime Minister and shrivel up.

Douglas Hurd 30/10/1989

On Margaret Thatcher

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I think the rest of the world will think we're made, and indeed we are. We've turned out the greatest Prime Minister in the post war years simply because of short term nerves.

Ann Widdecombe 22/11/1990

On Margaret Thatcher's fall from power

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We have lost a leader who shared our views and for whom we had tremendous admiration, love and respect.

Nicholas Bennett 22/11/1990

On Margaret Thatcher

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She has made a remarkable contribution to Britain's history and has led this country with great distinction in the 1980s.

Michael Heseltine 22/11/1990

On Margaret Thatcher.

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I think we were all shocked, and the President [Jacques Delors] immediately said his overwhelming feeling was one of the highest esteem of the Prime Minister despite the differences and disagreements.

Leon Brittan 22/11/1990

On Margaret Thatcher's resignation

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Margaret Thatcher was beyond argument a great Prime Minister. Her tragedy is that she may be remembered less for the brilliance of her many achievements than for the recklessness with which she later sought to impose her own increasingly uncompromising views.

Geoffrey Howe 1990

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It is quite clear that history will record that Margaret Thatcher was the greatest Prime Minister this country has had since Churchill.

Nigel Lawson 23/11/1990

Category: Margaret Thatcher (quotes about)

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She came to respect me, you know. She trusted me the longer I was there. I did some difficult things for her. I could deliver. I came to like her. I suppose I began to like her when she made me a Cabinet Minister. It was a very great honour.

Kenneth Baker 1993

On Margaret Thatcher

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Was I ever one of us?

Kenneth Baker 09/1993

to Charles Powell

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I plan to be workmanlike. My view is that this is more about moving the peace process forward than moving the profile of John Reid higher.

Dr John Reid

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