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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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Nor has Thatcherite policy succeeded in one of its chief aims -- to reduce the share of government spending in national income.
Mike Leigh's High Hopes both complicates and reflects the Thatcherite project.
Himmelfarb's most recent book in England has come out under the imprint of the right-wing think-tank, the Institute of Economic Affairs, which was Thatcherite before Thatcher; but we already knew what we were dealing with.(31)
The Labor Party under Neil Kinnock is a creature of the Thatcherite eighties.
As suspected this was a load of bull put out to impress the party's Thatcherite end in the run-up to the Fine Gael leadership race.
They are recycled Thatcherite policies, which made spending on administration and senior wages go through the roof.
TONY COYLE, who heads to York tomorrow bidding for Group 2 honours with Lily Rules, saddled his third winner in 24 hours when Thatcherite, one of the great thinkers of the game among seasoned handicappers, consented to put his best foot forward under an inspired ride from Barry McHugh.
He was campaigning alone to protect the NHS from Thatcherite cuts.
"There's things about our society that need to change as well, so I certainly don't consider myself to be a Thatcherite, and there are lots of people in the country who don't consider themselves to be Thatcherite either."
the Tories and Lib Dems said they'd endorse Labour's plans.' I had quoted the Daily Mail of February 5, 2008, which said: "Shadow Chancellor (then George Osborne) would keep Labour's spending pledges despite calls for Thatcherite tax cuts.'' And I asked Lindley Democrat why the Tories and Lib Dems said at this time that they would stick to Labour's spending plans.
On the table before me was Alan Hollinghurst's Booker prize-winning novel, The Line of Beauty, a story of love, class, sex and money in the Thatcherite 1980s.
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.