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14 Sep 15 Mo PDF Major Lankester (Tim) Budget: “The 1981 Budget: how did it come about?” (budget-making Jan-Mar 1981)
14 Sep 15 Mo PDF Major Collins (Christopher) Budget: “The Origins of the Budget in 1980” (pre-history of the 1981 budget in events of Jul-Dec 1980)
06 Dec 11 Mo Full Text Major Commentary (The Times) Chile: “General Pinochet, 91, dies awaiting trial for murder” (MT “greatly saddened” by his death)
14 Mar 12 We PDF Major Commentary (Le Monde) Coal: "The strike which changed the United Kingdom" (30 year assessment of 1984-85 strike)
07 Feb 8 Th Full Text Minor Commentary (RAF News) Cold War: “Freezing temperatures as Cold War Exhibition opens” [MT at RAF Cosford]
96 Sep 22 Su Full Text Major Commentary (Sunday Times) Cold War: “Germany? Maggie was absolutely right” (Norman Stone on 1990 Chequers Germany seminar)
05 Nov 3 Th Full Text Major Commentary (The Times) Cold War: “Thatcher plotted to block German unity, says Kohl” (Kohl memoirs published)
07 Mar 19 Mo PDF Major Commentary (CIA Center for the Study of Intelligence) Cold War: CIA intelligence monograph (“A Cold War Conundrum: The 1983 Soviet War Scare”) [origins and scope of Operation RYAN]
05 Mar 24 Th PDF Major Unwin (Peter) Cold War: Interview with Peter Unwin (UK Ambassador to Hungary, 1983-86; to Copenhagen, 1986-89; Deputy Sec-Gen Commonwealth, 1989-93)
08 May 1 Th PDF Major Cartledge (Sir Bryan) Cold War: Interview with Sir Bryan Cartledge (Private Secretary to PM, 1977-79; UK Ambassador to Hungary, 1980-83; to Moscow, 1985-88)
08 Jun 20 Fr Full Text Major Commentary (The Times) Conservatism: "Margaret Thatcher: the early promise" (Matthew Parris) [MT as revealed in Times Archive]
06 Feb 16 Th Full Text Minor Commentary (The Times) Conservatism: "Overlooked back home, Thatcher's legacy seeks haven in the US" (Conservatives rebuild relations with Republicans)
06 Jan 31 Tu Full Text Major Commentary (The Times) Conservatism: "Win centre ground or failure is inevitable, Tories told" (David Cameron Demos speech)
06 Jan 1 Su Full Text Major Commentary (Sunday Times) Conservatism: “Blair is fading away to a dubious place in history” (Portillo compares Blair & MT)
06 Jan 2 Mo Full Text Minor Commentary (The Times) Conservatism: “Cameron breaks with Thatcherite past in about-turn over health policy” (drops patient passport)
05 Dec 28 We Full Text Major Commentary (The Times) Conservatism: “Exorcise these Tory ghosts” (expunging Thatcherite rhetoric)
06 Oct 2 Mo Full Text Major Commentary (The Times) Conservatism: “We can never return to the policies of the Thatcher era, says Cameron” (Cameron party conference speech)
12 Feb 6 Mo Full Text Major Moore (Charles) Conservatism: Margaret Thatcher & Capitalism (2012 Adam Smith Lecture)
06 Jan 6 Fr Full Text Minor Commentary (The Times) Conservatism: "Grandees rally to Thatcher" (direction of policy under David Cameron)
12 Jan 17 Tu PDF Major Needham (Duncan) Economy: "Fentiman Road: Drawing the Conservative fiscal policy threads together in 1978" [study of Conservative economic planning in Opposition]
06 Mar 15 We Full Text Major Commentary (Daily Telegraph) Economy: "How 364 economists got it totally wrong" (25th anniversary of 1981 budget)
06 Mar 13 Mo Full Text Major Commentary (The Times) Economy: "It was bold, it was brutal, but who was proved right in 1981?" (25th anniversary of 1981 budget)
06 May 22 Mo Full Text Major Commentary (The Times) Economy: “Cameron draws line under Thatcher policies” (‘General Well-Being’ versus GDP)
06 Mar 12 Su Full Text Major Commentary (Sunday Times) Economy: "How Maggie beat the experts" (25th anniversary of 1981 budget)
98 Oct 1 Th Full Text Minor Collins (Christopher) Editorial policy of site: Preface to Complete Public Statements of Margaret Thatcher, 1945-90 on CD-ROM (Oxford University Press, 1998)
07 Sep 29 Sa Full Text Major Commentary (The Sun) Europe: “Be bold and let people decide” (MT message calling for referendum on EU Treaty)
05 Nov 20 Su Full Text Major Commentary (Sunday Times) Falklands: “The Sphinx and the curious case of the Iron Lady’s H-bomb” (memoirs of Mitterrand’s psychoanalyst)
06 Feb 8 We Full Text Minor Commentary (The Times) Foreign policy: "Has the Foreign Office had its day?" (Churchill College seminar)
06 Sep 12 Tu Full Text Major Commentary (The Times) Foreign policy: “Cameron and Thatcher divided over ‘slavish’ special relationship” (Cameron speech & MT 9/11 statement)
09 Sep 11 Fr Full Text Key Commentary (The Times) German unification: “Thatcher told Gorbachev Britain did not want German unification” (documents from Gorbachev Archive) [“Britain & Western Europe are not interested in the unification of Germany”]
08 Apr 14 Mo Full Text Minor Commentary (Daily Telegraph) Hailsham diary: "How Alec Douglas-Home foiled student kidnappers with beer" (1964 security breach)
08 Apr 15 Tu PDF Minor Commentary (Daily Mail) Hailsham diary: "Night the PM was nearly kidnapped by Scottish students" (Alec Douglas-Home talked them out of it)
93 Oct 3 Su Full Text Key Commentary (Scotland on Sunday) Leadership elections: “Thatcher: The Inside Story” (George Younger’s recollections of 1989-90)
03 Jun 27 Fr Full Text Key Commentary (Daily Telegraph) MT & DT: “Denis - a sound judge of men who chose a great woman” (Bill Deedes tribute)
05 Jun 17 Fr Full Text Minor Commentary (The Times) MT & Reagan: “Old friends united by one man” (MT sees Nancy Reagan)
05 Oct 10 Mo Full Text Major Commentary (The Times) MT at 80: “‘You’re not invited’, Thatcher tells Cameron and Clarke” (80th birthday party)
05 Oct 20 Th Full Text Minor Commentary (The Times) MT at 80: “Thatcher and Gorbachev take a short stroll down memory lane” (meeting in London)
05 Oct 12 We Full Text Major Commentary (Daily Telegraph) MT at 80: “The mellowing of Margaret Thatcher” (Charles Moore profile)
05 Oct 14 Fr Full Text Major Commentary (The Times) MT at 80: “The ultimate Eighties revival night” (80th birthday party)
08 Mar 8 Sa Full Text Minor Commentary (Sunday Times) MT: "Baroness Thatcher expected to leave hospital today" (health scare)
06 Mar 11 Sa Full Text Minor Commentary (The Times) MT: "Gratitude and much respect at end of journey to redemption" (death of John Profumo)
06 Aug 29 Tu Full Text Trivial Commentary (BBC) MT: "Maggie rated best Prime Minister of 20th Century" (by BBC History Magazine )
06 Jan 29 Su Full Text Minor Commentary (Sunday Times) MT: "Maxwell tried to get Thatcher to bail him out" (1990 MT meeting with Robert Maxwell)
05 Nov 26 Sa Full Text Minor Commentary (The Times) MT: “‘Bush Oysters’ and nature’s call prove route to a nation’s heart” (Carol Thatcher on “I’m a Celebrity ... Get Me Out of Here!”)
05 Dec 8 Th Full Text Minor Commentary (The Times) MT: “Baroness Thatcher ‘comfortable’” (dizzy spell)
06 Jul 31 Mo Full Text Minor Commentary (The Times) MT: “BBC to ban repeats of Ross versus Cameron” (controversial interview comments on MT)
05 Nov 12 Sa Full Text Minor Commentary (The Times) MT: “Glamour and talent of the lord of the photos” (tribute to Patrick, Lord Lichfield)
07 Sep 14 Fr Full Text Major Commentary (The Times) MT: “Iron Lady on the doorstep as Tories launch a doorstopper” (MT visits Gordon Brown at No.10)
07 Feb 22 Th Full Text Major Commentary (The Times) MT: “Iron Lady returns, this time in bronze” (MT statue unveiled in House of Commons)
05 Oct 3 Mo Full Text Minor Commentary (The Times) MT: “Lady Thatcher embroiled in US corruption probe” (Tom DeLay)
05 Nov 19 Sa Full Text Minor Commentary (The Times) MT: “Lonely Black looks in vain for friends in need” (US fraud charges)
06 Oct 30 Mo Full Text Trivial Commentary (The Times) MT: “Maggie, the born queen of the desert” (Carol Thatcher has 24 per cent Middle Eastern DNA)
07 Feb 21 We Full Text Minor Archive (Sir George Young) MT: “Margaret Thatcher statue unveiled” (Sir George Young’s blog entry)
08 Aug 25 Mo Full Text Major Commentary (The Times) MT: “Margaret Thatcher's struggle with dementia revealed in daughter's memoir” [Carol Thatcher book serialised]
94 Mar 1 Tu Full Text Major Sir Brian Harrison MT: “Mrs Thatcher and the Intellectuals”
08 Jun 7 Sa Full Text Minor Commentary (The Times) MT: “My fair Iron Lady: Margaret Thatcher’s Long Walk to Finchley” [BBC4 drama about MT in the 1950s]
07 Sep 5 We Full Text Major Commentary (The Times) MT: “Revealed: Thatcher’s unlikely admirer” (Gordon Brown press conference)
07 Sep 16 Su Full Text Major Commentary (Sunday Times) MT: “Rudy Giuliani mocks Hillary claim to be Iron Lady” (MT role in US presidential election)
07 Nov 18 Su Full Text Minor Commentary (Sunday Times) MT: “Saying adieu to their riotous past” (Sarkozy faces a ‘Thatcher moment’)
04 Nov 14 Su Full Text Major Commentary (The Times) MT: “Slimeballs always hate a strong woman” (Julie Burchill)
07 Sep 26 We Full Text Major Commentary (The Times) MT: “Tebbit hits out at Tories and names Brown as Thatcher’s natural heir” (General Election speculation)
05 Dec 9 Fr Full Text Minor Commentary (The Times) MT: “Thatcher leaves hospital, feels ‘fine’” (health scare)
06 Aug 8 Tu Full Text Minor Commentary (The Times) MT: “Thatcher state funeral plan denied” (‘no such plans’)
05 Dec 6 Tu Full Text Minor Commentary (The Times) MT: “Thatcher takes jungle seat with yet another landslide victory” (Carol Thatcher wins “I’m a Celebrity ... Get Me Out of Here!”)
08 Apr 6 Su Full Text Major Commentary (The Times) MT: “The real Lady Thatcher” (extract from Ferdinand Mount’s memoirs)
08 Sep 5 Fr Full Text Minor Commentary (The Times) MT: “This is Alaska’s Margaret Thatcher” [Sarah Palin selected as Republican Vice-Presidential nominee]
07 Sep 16 Su Full Text Minor Commentary (Sunday Times) MT: “Tories must learn the lady is for turning to their advantage” (MT visits Gordon Brown at No.10)
07 Oct 28 Su Full Text Major Commentary (The Times) MT: “US dismissed Margaret Thatcher as suburban matron who would never win power” (State Department files)
11 Jun 14 Tu PDF Major Weiss (Antonio) MT: Antonio Weiss "The Religious Mind of Mrs Thatcher" [study of MT’s personal religion]
91 Mar 14 Th Full Text Minor Newton (Helmut) MT: Helmut Newton Autobiography (extract) [portrait of MT taken at Anaheim]
07 Sep 12 We Full Text Major Powell (Lord) Charles MT: Interview with Charles Powell (MT’s policy on Europe, East & West)
11 Jun 22 We PDF Major Agar (Jon) MT: Jon Agar "Thatcher, Scientist" [study of MT’s scientific career & approach to science policy]
08 Mar 9 Su Full Text Minor Commentary (Sunday Times) MT: Revived Margaret Thatcher leaves hospital (spend night in St. Thomas’s)
05 Nov 4 Fr Full Text Minor Commentary (The Times) Northern Ireland: “McCartney sisters boycott awards to avoid Thatcher” (Irish Republican protest)
09 Apr 5 Su Full Text Major Commentary (Sunday Times) Northern Ireland: “Was Gerry Adams complicit over hunger strikes?” (newly released British documents)
09 Apr 12 Su Full Text Major Commentary (Sunday Times) Northern Ireland: “Why Adams sticks to his Maze myth” (newly released British documents)
07 Aug 14 Tu Full Text Major Commentary (The Times) Obituary: Biffen [John] (1930-2007) [Conservative cabinet minister, 1979-87]
08 Feb 27 We Full Text Major Commentary (The Times) Obituary: Buckley [William F., Jr.] (1925-2008) [leading American conservative]
07 Jan 27 Sa Full Text Major Commentary (The Times) Obituary: Channon [Paul] (1935-2007) [Trade & Industry Secretary 1986-89]
07 Jan 8 Mo Full Text Major Commentary (The Times) Obituary: Cockfield [Arthur] (1916-2007) [Conservative tax expert & European Commissioner 1985-89]
07 Aug 17 Fr Full Text Major Commentary (The Times) Obituary: Deedes [Bill] (1913-2007) [Conservative minister, journalist and Thatcher family friend]
06 Nov 16 Th Full Text Major Commentary (The Times) Obituary: Friedman [Milton] (1912-2006)
07 Sep 21 Fr Full Text Major Commentary (The Times) Obituary: Gilmour [Sir Ian] (1926-2007) [prominent Conservative critic of MT]
06 Oct 19 Th Full Text Major Commentary (The Times) Obituary: Harris [Lord Ralph] (1924-2006)
06 Jun 13 Tu Full Text Major Commentary (The Times) Obituary: Haughey [Charles] (1925-2006) [former Irish Taoiseach]
05 Jul 17 Su Full Text Key Commentary (The Times) Obituary: Heath [Edward] (1916-2005) [Prime Minister 1970-74]
06 Aug 30 We Full Text Minor Commentary (The Times) Obituary: Monro [Hector] (1922-2006) [Scottish Conservative stalwart]
06 Nov 22 We Full Text Minor Commentary (The Times) Obituary: Peyton [John] (1919-2006) [1975 Conservative leadership candidate]
08 Mar 7 Fr Full Text Major Commentary (The Times) Obituary: Pym [Francis] (1922-2008) [Conservative Foreign Secretary 1982-83]
04 Jun 5 Sa Full Text Key Commentary (The Times) Obituary: Reagan [Ronald] (1911-2004) [US President 1981-89]
04 Nov 6 Sa Full Text Major Commentary (ABC News & MSNBC) Obituary: Reagan [Ronald] (ABC & MSNBC coverage of MT's role at funeral)
05 Oct 11 Tu Full Text Major Commentary (The Times) Obituary: Seldon [Arthur] (1916-2005) [free market thinker & IEA co-founder]
03 Jun 26 Th Full Text Key Commentary (Daily Telegraph & BBC) Obituary: Thatcher [Sir Denis] (1915-2003)
06 Mar 28 Tu Full Text Major Commentary (The Times) Obituary: Weinberger [Caspar] (1917-2006) [long-time US friend & ally of MT]
06 Apr 6 Th Full Text Major Rumsfeld (Donald) Obituary: Weinberger [Caspar] (Donald Rumsfeld Eulogy)
03 Jan 26 Su Full Text Major Commentary (The Times) Obituary: Younger [George] (1931-2003) [Scottish Secretary 1979-86, Defence Secretary 1986-89]
06 Aug 26 Sa Full Text Major Commentary (The Times) Obituary: Sherman [Sir Alfred] (1919-2006) [key 1970s advisor to MT]
06 Aug 31 Th Full Text Major Commentary (The Times) Obituary: Sherman [Sir Alfred] (appreciation by Bruce Anderson)
06 Aug 28 Mo Full Text Major Commentary (The Times) South Africa: "Cameron disowns Thatcher's policy on apartheid" (ANC not terrorists)
06 Mar 16 Th Full Text Major Archive (Thatcher MSS) IEA Seminar (25th anniversary of 1981 budget) [Andrew Alexander, Terry Burns, David Laws, Stephen Nickell, Michael Oliver & Geoffrey Wood]
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