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Back to the 80s: The Legacy of the Iron Lady: Are we all Thatcher's Children?
  • Category
    Debates and Discussions
  • Date(s)
    13 November 2012
  • Time
    7:30 PM
  • Price
    £8*
  • Concs.
    £6*
Back to the 80s: The Legacy of the Iron Lady: Are we all Thatcher's Children?

Book for three events in the Back to the 80s series and receive 10% discount on the price of your tickets. Book here to receive discount.

The first female prime minister who also won three consecutive elections. But Margaret Thatcher is arguably better known for the policies to which her name became attached and which significantly altered the social and economic face of Britain. Yet despite deeply divided opinion, has 'Thatcherism' actually been embraced and sustained by subsequent British political parties? Privatisation, free market approach, cuts to taxes as well as welfare spending and tougher constraints on trade unions all appear to have featured in the policies of the main British political parties. Has there been a convergence of Thatcher’s policies from all sides of the political spectrum? This debate explores the impact and legacy of Thatcherism on Britain.

Speakers include The Rt Hon The Lord Parkinson (Conservative politician and former Cabinet Minister, Member of the House of Lords), Owen Jones (author and journalist), Mark Field MP and Clare Short (former Labour MP). The event will be chaired by Aditya Chakrabortty (The Guardian).

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