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"The Lady's not for Turning" - Margaret Thatcher and Labor Unrest

When she became Prime Minister, Margaret Thatcher and her Conservative government implemented radical policies to help Britain improve its economic position.  Those initial changes helped to trigger significant unemployment, leading to riots around the country.

As the Labour Party pressed for a "U-Turn" in policies, to proceed with a less-drastic approach, Thatcher responded with one of her most-memorable phrases: 

You turn if you want to.  The Lady's not for turning!

The date of that famous speech was October 10, 1980.

This clip - from "History of Modern Britain," with Andrew Marr - contains historical footage from 1980 and 1981, including scenes from riots in Toxteth, Liverpool.


Media Credits

Clip from "History of Modern Britain," with Andrew Marr, copyright BBC, all rights reserved.  Clip provided here as fair use for educational purposes and to acquaint new viewers with the program.

 

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