Britain: Embattled but Unbowed

As Britain reels from recession and political turmoil, Thatcher soldiers on

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As Britain reels from recession and political turmoil, Thatcher soldiers on

Even by the rowdy standards of the House of Commons' "cheer and jeer" debate, Prime Minister Margaret Thatcher was in for a bruising confrontation as she rose from the government front bench last week to answer hostile opposition challenges about the country's unemployment, the worst since the 1930s. Days earlier, when she wore a black dress, Labor M.P. William Hamilton had pointed a taunting finger at her and inquired derisively, "Is she dressed in black because of the unemployment figures?" Now she was meticulously turned out...

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