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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.
Not by the pounds 6billion in cuts so far announced, but not described, but by the pounds 66billion in cuts coming down the track in the big Thatcherite wagon.
Two questions for Thatcherites to answer: Why did William Hague lose by a landslide in 2001?
Some sections were wedded to the Thatcherite ideals of a neo-liberal free market accompanied by protection of national identity.
The other option, of adopting an unashamedly Thatcherite approach, would not work, he said.
Of that last line, I would like to say that when you get, for example, something like 'vindictiveness' on the part of neo Thatcherites, or some other blood letting, it can be so enormously powerful and devouring, that damage is done in by no means just its own spawning ground (the Conservative or whatever party).
Thatcherites Iain Duncan Smith and David Davis officially threw their hats into the ring.
"You have turned your leadership over to the far-right Thatcherites. You may save your leadership and you may get some media backing but it is playing a dangerous game of politics with the fundamental interests of Britain," he said.
Commenting on a staff union leaflet condemning his new reform plans, Mr Kinnock said: "I was a Thatcherite at the top of the leaflet and a Blairite at the bottom.
In defeat, the last remaining Thatcherites have turned upon each other.
Deputy leader John Prescott challenged Ministers to declare whether they were "Thatcherites or Majorites".
The PM accused Mr Hague of a Thatcherite coup to seize control of the Tory Party.