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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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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.
But none of that is what is meant by the observation that Britons are all Thatcherites now.
Yet, despite all the "supply side" reforms introduced by Thatcherite governments, unemployment has been much higher since 1980 than in the 1950s and 1960s -- 7.
This is also what Gordon Brown believes, and when he made the Bank of England independent he gave it orders to put controlling inflation above everything else (Brown was arguably a more successful Thatcherite Chancellor than any who served under Maggie).
Shadow cabinet minister Owen Smith, MP for Pontypridd, said: "Don't insult me or my constituents by calling us Thatcherites.
Some sections were wedded to the Thatcherite ideals of a neo-liberal free market accompanied by protection of national identity.
Two questions for Thatcherites to answer: Why did William Hague lose by a landslide in 2001?
In the West Midlands there are two or three young Tories contesting marginal seats who are not only sane but are untainted by either the snobbishness of the country squire mob or the vindictiveness of the neo Thatcherites.
NEW Tory leader Iain Duncan Smith yesterday sealed the party's lurch to the right by appointing hard-line Thatcherites to key positions.
The spokeswoman could not confirm whether the veteran rockers had asked for the meeting, how long they stayed or whether they left the room converted Thatcherites.
In defeat, the last remaining Thatcherites have turned upon each other.