Britain: This Tory Won't Tarry

This Tory Won't Tarry

Margaret Thatcher, Prime Minister ad infinitum, quit? Not yet, but maybe sooner than some dared hope. Last week Thatcher announced that she would not stand for a fifth consecutive term in office. She told the London weekly Sunday Correspondent she would lead the Conservative Party into the next election, likely to be held in 1991, but after that there "will be plenty of people who can take over."

Thatcher plainly wanted to stop speculation that she might resign in the wake of the resignation of Chancellor of the Exchequer Nigel Lawson.

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