World: An Interview with Thatcher

"No liberty unless there is economic liberty"

As her election campaign was nearing its end, Tory Leader Margaret Thatcher was interviewed at her office by London Bureau Chief Bonnie Angela and TIME's Frank Melville. Thatcher critically inspected the flowers on the table, deftly broke the stems to improve the arrangement and then candidly put forth her views on both foreign and domestic policy. The exclusive interview is the only one that Britain's new Prime Minister gave to a foreign publication during the campaign. Excerpts:

On Rhodesia. You have got to go from where you are now: there is an internal settlement. There was...

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