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Like Thatcher, Truss wants radical change – but could she avoid a crisis?

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In Britain, the year 1976 was marked by three big events – a summer heatwave, a change of prime minister and a sterling crisis. In 2022, we have had the first and will soon get the second. Few would be entirely surpri...

The Tory leadership race and the ghost of Margaret Thatcher – podcast

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Guardian columnist Polly Toynbee identifies how Tory leadership candidates Liz Truss and Rishi Sunak have channelled the former prime minister, and what it says about the Conservative party in 2022 ...

The Tory leadership race and the ghost of Margaret Thatcher – podcast

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Guardian columnist Polly Toynbee identifies how Tory leadership candidates Liz Truss and Rishi Sunak have channelled the former prime minister, and what it says about the Conservative party in 2022 ...

Thatcher ministers turn on Liz Truss over tax cut plans

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Tory grandees who served in Margaret Thatcher’s final cabinet have warned that the former prime minister would never have approved of Liz Truss’s plan to slash £30bn off taxes funded by borrowing, as Rishi Sunak denou...

‘Vote me, get Thatcher’: why the Tories are still obsessed with the Iron Lady

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With the Conservatives having whittled their list of leadership hopefuls down to two, one thing is clear: this lot are obsessed with Margaret Thatcher. They dress up as her, do impressions, genuflect before her memory...

Edwardian morals, Thatcher and bad design – why Britain’s homes are so hot

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As Britons swelter in the highest temperatures on record, the UK’s substandard and overheating housing is again under the spotlight. Most British homes are unable to keep residents cool in heatwaves and are cripplingl...

Never forget the misery that Margaret Thatcher caused

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In response to the statue of Margaret Thatcher being bestowed upon the poor folk of Grantham (‘It’s very divisive’: Margaret Thatcher’s statue splits birthplace of Grantham, 22 May), I would suggest instead the placin...

My home town doesn’t need a fawning monument to Margaret Thatcher

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You could say I grew up under the shadow of Margaret Thatcher. Raised in Grantham, Lincolnshire, I went to Thatcher’s former primary school, a mix of brick and portable buildings that by the 1990s were a fitting symbo...

Leicester University ‘does not condone’ staff member egging Thatcher statue

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A university has said it “does not condone any form of defacement” after one of its staff was pictured throwing an egg at a 6-metre (20ft) bronze statue of Margaret Thatcher. The controversial £300,000 statue was inst...

Margaret Thatcher statue egged within hours of it being installed

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Warnings that a new statue of Margaret Thatcher would attract egg-throwing protests came true within two hours of it being installed in her home town of Grantham on Sunday. The bronze statue was, without ceremony, pla...

‘It’s worse than under Thatcher’: energy price rises pile pressure on UK

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Households in the UK will see their energy bills rise by 54% from 1 April, with prices expected to rise again in six months. Despite the chancellor’s spring statement offering a fuel duty cut and changes to the nation...

TV tonight: sniffy Thatcher drags her feet on the Aids epidemic

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“This government has been dragging its feet on Aids because of your distaste for the whole subject,” remarks a TV interviewer to Margaret Thatcher in the second episode of this brilliant three-part documentary series...

Ferdinand Mount: ‘You couldn’t not be frightened of Margaret Thatcher!’

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As Ferdinand Mount’s publisher happily notes, his latest novel, Making Nice, is what you might get if you crossed a little light Evelyn Waugh with Armando Iannucci’s TV satire The Thick of It. But in truth, the book i...

Thalaivii review – if Margaret Thatcher went to the Rank charm school

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The recipient of 2021’s second highest-profile Twitter ban, Kangana Ranaut has channelled her newfound spare time into a biopic of J Jayalalithaa, Tamil cinema sweetheart turned regional political powerhouse. (Think T...

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