Monday, 8 April 2013

Margaret Thatcher

I'm going to keep this short, mainly due to the large amount of current coverage about the death of Baroness and former Prime Minister of the United Kingdom Margaret Thatcher — and because I'm not seeking a discussion over her premiership — but I wanted to post an excerpt from President Barack Obama's tribute to Thatcher:

 "As a grocer’s daughter who rose to become Britain’s first female prime minister, she stands as an example to our daughters that there is no glass ceiling that can’t be shattered."

Regardless of one's politics, it cannot be denied that Thatcher's ascension to Prime Minister was an important milestone for women. While no woman has been Prime Minister since Thatcher, the 2010 election delivered a record number of female MPs to Parliament and more women continue to get involved with politics every day; I think it's only a matter of time before we have another woman as head of government.


  1. I was thinking of writing a story about Britain under her, but I need to talk to some British people. I'm reading a lot of conflicting things.