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Thatcherism

A term for deregulation, privatization and other conservative policies associated with Margaret Thatcher, who was prime minister of the United Kingdom between 1979 and 1990. Thatcherism promoted monetarism and free markets and is intellectually closely related to Reaganomics.
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It never occurred to Thatcherites that the Left would be back in power one day, grateful for unaccountable power handed to them by a confused, weak and disoriented Conservative government, all the weaker because the Government and all its enemies believed the administration to be strong.
Nor has Thatcherite policy succeeded in one of its chief aims -- to reduce the share of government spending in national income.
Since its release, critics and audiences have responded enthusiastically to the film's humane and humanist response to Thatcherite greed and selfishness and to its courageous attempt to represent, in the figures of the film's protagonists Cyril and Shirley, "kinds of goodness and basic decency in action" (Watson 95).
But asked directly whether he was a Thatcherite, Cameron replied: "No.
TONY COYLE officially joins the training ranks today when saddling the promising Thatcherite in the Yorkshire Racing Summer Festival Median Auction Maiden Stakes (4.
Far from moderating the vicious policies of Cameron''s Eton chums, they are hostage to the rabid Thatcherite right - if the Lib-Dems get stroppy, it's a snap general election and back to holding Lib-Dem meetings in a London taxi.
AN ALAN Ayckbourn play originally written as a critique of Thatcherite greed is set to be staged by LIPA students.
Written by Liverpudlian Alan Bleasdale, as a sequel to an earlier television play, Boys From The Blackstuff follows five unemployed tarmac layers as they struggle to cope with life in a rapidly-declining Thatcherite Britain.
The fact that Blair was a religious Thatcherite leading a spineless Labour Party did not of course in recent times assist with any progressive agenda.
PARIS: Harry Potter is a left-winger and the seven books by J K Rowling are a diatribe against Thatcherite Britain, a French philosopher said yesterday on the day of the last novel's publication in French.
Mark Allatt, general secretary of the Thatcherite group, said: "It's time to give our armed forces the support they deserve.
The blue and green oak doodle is said to illustrate the party's green credentials and replaces the Thatcherite torch design.