The World: Britain's La Pasionaria of Privilege

In posing her successful challenge to former Prime Minister Edward Heath last week, Margaret Hilda Thatcher, 49, became the first woman ever to make a serious bid for leadership of a British political party. Only a few months ago, she would hardly have rated in any list of contenders. Mrs. Thatcher herself allowed that she did not think that the Conservative Party would be ready for a woman chief in her lifetime. Whether or not she manages to secure a second-ballot victory this week, the controversial M.P.—whom the London Sun once dubbed "the most unpopular woman in England"—is now firmly entrenched...

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