BRITAIN: Maggie Gets A for Action

BRITAIN Maggie Gets A for Action With zest and drive, the new Prime Minister sweeps into office

With zest, an unaccustomed light touch and the drive of a workaholic, Prime Minister Margaret Thatcher swept grandly into office last week. The widely accepted grading of her initial high-speed performance: A for action.

No sooner was she installed at No. 10 Downing Street—after a couple of good nights' sleep to recover from the nonstop campaign and the tumult of the election —than Thatcher was on the move on several fronts at once. Before the week was out, she seemed...

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