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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.
The Labor Party under Neil Kinnock is a creature of the Thatcherite eighties.
Today, Welsh Labour does not want to be Thatcherite, but it's also just too easy for them.
But asked directly whether he was a Thatcherite, Cameron replied: "No.
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.
He is not a steel-hearted Thatcherite who cares nothing for ordinary folk, he insists, but a genuine one-nation Conservative.
Are we really supposed to believe that the Thatcherite greed no longer exists?
Mark Allatt, general secretary of the Thatcherite group, said: "It's time to give our armed forces the support they deserve.
Local authorities were prohibited [by that law] from spending money on anything which "promoted homosexuality"--which is actually an amazingly Thatcherite view of sexuality: that you could promote it.
Modelled on the excellent German Bundesgartenschauen, the project is to be a permanent and developing community amenity (unlike the earlier cack-handed British experiments with the idea in the Thatcherite '80s, where the original German system of providing amenities for run-down cities, was subverted to become cheap launch pads for second-rate development).
Just two days before the Budget, he accuses the Chancellor of swallowing "an awful lot of Thatcherite nonsense".