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1 Margaret Thatcher A life in …

2 A life in pictures

3 A life in cartoons on, you can find nearly 50 pages of cartoons about Margaret

4 A life in songs DING DONG THE WITCH IS DEAD – THE WIZARD OF OZ. (1939) Ding Dong the Witch is dead. Which old witch? The Wicked Witch! Ding Dong the Witch is dead. Wake up – sleepy head, rub your eyes, get out of bed. Wake up, the Wicked Witch is dead. Shes gone where the goblins go. Below – below – below. Yo-ho, lets open up and sing and ring the bells out. Ding Dong the merry-oh, sing it high, sing it low. Let them know The Wicked Witch is dead! The controversy after her death: should the BBC broadcast this song? chief-refuses-to-ban-Margaret-Thatcher-death-song.html

5 A life in songs THE FLETCHER MEMORIAL HOME – PINK FLOYD (1983) ladies & gentlemen, please welcome Reagan and Haig Mr Begin and friend Mrs Thatcher and Paisley Mr Brezhnev and party The ghost of McCarthy The memories of Nixon And now adding colour a group of anonymous latin American meat packing glitterati This song is a harsh protest against several world leaders accused of resorting to nothing else than violence

6 A life in songs MARGARET ON THE GUILLOTINE – MORISSEY (1988) The kind people Have a wonderful dream Margaret on the guillotine Cause people like you Make me feel so tired When will you die? The English musician reiterated his dislike for the Iron Lady on April 8 th : Thatcher was a terror without an atom of humanity

7 A life in songs ALL MY TRIALS – PAUL MCCARTNEY (1990) There's only one thing that money can't buy True love, that will never die, oh no, no All my trials, Lord, soon be over If religion was a thing that money could buy Well the rich would live and the poor would die All my trials, Lord, soon be over The song was recorded numerous times by folk artists including Bob Gibson, Pete Seeger, Joan Baez, the Seekers, Harry Belafonte … When Paul McCartney released his live version of this song, some commentators took it to be a protest against cash cuts by the Conservative government in the National Health Service.

8 A life in movies MY BEAUTIFUL LAUNDRETTE - 1985 Stephen Frears The film was released when Margaret Thatcher was in office (1979-1990). This movie is a reflection on what Mrs Thatcher & her Conservatism symbolized for British society. It analyzes the effect of free enterprise.

9 A life in movies LIFE IS SWEET - 1990 Mike Leigh The film revolves around a lower middle-class family in a London suburb in the last gasp of Margaret Thatchers socio-economically demented Prime Ministership.

10 A life in movies RAINING STONES 1993 Ken Loach got a prize at the Cannes film festival in 1993. He showed the precarious situation of British society under the Thatcher government. The director depicts a decade of conservative power under the leadership of Margaret Thatcher. Focusing on the people in the north of England decimated by rampant unemployment (around 20% of the population of the region in the mid-90s), Ken Loach describes a society ruined by British wild liberalism plunging the poorest in the spiral of debt.

11 A life in movies TRAINSPOTTNG 1996 Danny Boyle A group of Scottish youth turning to heroin to escape the dullness of modern-day existence during the post Margaret Thatcher era. Danny Boyle aims to have 'Trainspotting 2' ready for 2016, exactly 20 years after the release of his classic black comedy.

12 A life in movies THE FULL MONTY 1997 Peter Cattaneo This movie is a portrait of England in the 1980s. It deals with the closing of factories during Thatcherism. The scene takes place in Sheffield, England, once a bright community "on the move", the city has fallen into ruin after the steel factories are closed and thousands of men lose their jobs.

13 A life in movies BILLY ELLIOT 2000 Stephen Daldry The story takes place in the county of Durham in England during the miners' strikes of 1984 and 1985 following the reforms proposed by Margaret Thatcher.

14 A life in movies THE IRON LADY 2011 The movie is set in 2008 while Margaret Thatcher tries to recall her past career. Meryl Streep was much acclaimed for her performance while the film received mixed reviews.

15 A life in quotes If you want something said, ask a man. If you want something done, ask a woman. (1965) Any woman who understands the problems of running a home will be nearer to understanding the problems of running a country. (1979, the year she became Prime Minister) I love arguments. I love debate. I dont expect anyone just to sit there and agree with me – thats not their job (1980) Nobody would remember the Good Samaritan if he had only good intentions. He had money as well. (1980) Defeat ? I do not recognise the meaning of the word (1982) I fight on, I fight to win. (21/11/1990, the day before she resigned)

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