The woman who saved the United Kingdom has died.
I got to meet Margaret Thatcher a couple of times and felt lucky each time that I was in the presence of someone who put her nation’s interests first and was not guided by political expediency.
Such a rare trait for someone in public life.
The best tribute I can offer is to share some of her remarks that capture both her strong principles and her effective communication skills.
Here’s a clip from her famous speech stating that there’s “no such thing as public money.”
Can you imagine today’s spineless Tory politicians making such statements. Hardly, they’re too busy criticizing taxpayers for not voluntarily paying extra tax!
And here’s her powerful performance in the House of Commons exposing the left for being willing to impoverish the poor if it meant those with higher incomes suffered even more.
I’ve said the same thing in some of my interviews, but she obviously said it much more effectively.
P.P.S. Let’s not forget that Thatcher was an indispensable ally with Reagan in the fight against the barbarity of communism.