Margaret Thatcher waves from the front door of her home after returning from the Chelsea and Westminster Hospital following an operation on her broken arm on June 29, 2009 in London, England. Photograph: Oli Scarff/Getty Images

Former British prime minister Margaret Thatcher, perhaps the most distinctive and divisive British politician since the second(...)

A portrait left by mourners is seen outside the home of former British prime minister Margaret Thatcher after her death was announced in London. Photograph: REUTERS/Suzanne Plunkett

Margaret Thatcher was Britain’s first woman prime minister and the first party leader to win three general elections in a row. For 15 years she(...)

Former British prime minister Margaret Thatcher and and then US president Ronald Reagan are seen at the  White House in February 1985.  Photograph/The New York Times

US president Barack Obama has led tributes from world leaders to Margaret Thatcher, saying: “The world has lost one of the great champions of (...)

Late British prime minister  Margaret Thatcher photographed in September 2008. Photograph: Chris Jackson/Getty Images

President Michael D Higgins has described Margaret Thatcher as one of the “most conviction-driven British prime ministers who drew on a scholar(...)

Late British former prime minister Margaret Thatcher with former taoiseach, the late  Dr Garret FitzGerald, signing the Anglo-Irish Agreement on November 15th, 1985. Photgraph: Matt Kavanagh/The Irish  Times

Margaret Thatcher was renowned for her no-nonsense turn of phrase. l “I wasn’t lucky. I deserved it(...)

Former British prime minister Baroness Margaret Thatcher has died following a stroke aged 87. The file image above shows Mrs Thatcher at the 1985 Conservative Party Conference in Blackpool. Photograph: Getty

Obituary: Her downfall was a mixture of skulduggery among some of her colleagues, and a fear among others that people were getting bored (...)

The voice of a post-war generation: director Ken Loach. Photograph: Tullio M Puglia/Getty Images

Ken Loach has made an excellent documentary about the changes wrought in the aftermath of the 1945 British general election. As everyone used t(...)

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