Britain: Turmoil Right and Left

Thatcher purges, Labor fissions, and here come the Social Democrats The London Sun called it "Maggie's Monday Massacre," and it indeed turned out to be a purification rite more sweeping in its execution than the experts had anticipated. In a ruthless purge of her Cabinet last week. Prime Minister Margaret Thatcher cast aside dissenters from her strict monetarist economic policies and replaced them with unstinting loyalists to her stern anti-inflation credo. The action further split her already deeply divided Tory party and set the stage for a political season of...

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