Cultural depictions of Margaret Thatcher http://www.globalpost.com/taxonomy/term/44760/all en Japan's Abe hails Thatcher as wilful and devoted leader http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/afp/130408/japans-abe-hails-thatcher-wilful-and-devoted-leader <div class="field field-type-text field-field-byline1"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Agence France-Presse </div> </div> </div> <!--paging_filter--><p>Japan's conservative leader, who recently quoted Margaret Thatcher on the Falklands as he spoke of Tokyo's acrimonious islands dispute with China, Monday paid tribute to the wilful former British prime minister.</p> <p>Thatcher, who died following a stroke aged 87, was a great leader who demonstrated force of will and a respectable politician who devoted herself to her state and her people, Abe said in a statement, according to Japan's Jiji Press agency.</p> <p>"I want to share deep sorrow with the British public," the prime minister was quoted as saying.</p> <div class="field field-type-text field-field-wire-copyright"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <p><a href="http://www.afp.com/" class="button wire afp"></a></p> <p><a href="http://www.globalpost.com/terms-use#afp"><span>Copyright AFP, 2013.</span></a></p> </div> </div> </div> <p><a href="http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/afp/130408/japans-abe-hails-thatcher-wilful-and-devoted-leader" target="_blank">read more</a></p> British people Cultural depictions of Margaret Thatcher Margaret Thatcher Politics of the United Kingdom War AFP Mon, 08 Apr 2013 15:31:51 +0000 5805658 at http://www.globalpost.com Meryl Streep hails Thatcher as pioneer for women http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/afp/130408/meryl-streep-hails-thatcher-pioneer-women <div class="field field-type-text field-field-byline1"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Agence France-Presse </div> </div> </div> <!--paging_filter--><p>US actress Meryl Streep, who won an Oscar for playing Margaret Thatcher in the 2011 movie "The Iron Lady," hailed the former British premier Monday as a trailblazer for women.</p> <p>"Margaret Thatcher was a pioneer, willingly or unwillingly, for the role of women in politics. It is hard to imagine a part of our current history that has not been affected by measures she put forward" in Britain, she said.</p> <p>"But to me she was a figure of awe for her personal strength and grit," she added in a statement released after Thatcher's death Monday in London, at the age of 87.</p> <div class="field field-type-text field-field-wire-copyright"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <p><a href="http://www.afp.com/" class="button wire afp"></a></p> <p><a href="http://www.globalpost.com/terms-use#afp"><span>Copyright AFP, 2013.</span></a></p> </div> </div> </div> <p><a href="http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/afp/130408/meryl-streep-hails-thatcher-pioneer-women" target="_blank">read more</a></p> British people Cultural depictions of Margaret Thatcher Human Interest Margaret Thatcher Politics of the United Kingdom AFP Mon, 08 Apr 2013 17:31:21 +0000 5805764 at http://www.globalpost.com Streep voices admiration for "Iron Lady" she played in film http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/thomson-reuters/130408/streep-voices-admiration-iron-lady-she-played-film <div class="field field-type-text field-field-byline1"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Thomson Reuters </div> </div> </div> <!--paging_filter--><p>LONDON (Reuters) - Actress Meryl Streep, who won an Oscar for her portrayal of Margaret Thatcher in the 2011 film "The Iron Lady", praised the former British prime minister on Monday as a pioneer for the role of women in politics.</p> <p>Britain's first and only female political leader died on Monday, aged 87, after suffering a stroke.</p> <div class="field field-type-text field-field-wire-copyright"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <p><a href="http://thomsonreuters.com" class="button wire reuters"></a></p> <p><span>Copyright Thomson Reuters, 2013.</span></p> </div> </div> </div> <p><a href="http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/thomson-reuters/130408/streep-voices-admiration-iron-lady-she-played-film" target="_blank">read more</a></p> British people Cultural depictions of Margaret Thatcher Politics of the United Kingdom Thomson Reuters Mon, 08 Apr 2013 17:45:47 +0000 5805772 at http://www.globalpost.com Japan's Abe hails Thatcher as strong and devoted leader http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/afp/130408/japans-abe-hails-thatcher-strong-and-devoted-leader <div class="field field-type-text field-field-byline1"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Agence France-Presse </div> </div> </div> <!--paging_filter--><p>Japan's conservative leader, who recently quoted Margaret Thatcher on the Falklands as he spoke of Tokyo's acrimonious islands dispute with China, Monday paid tribute to the former British prime minister.</p> <p>Thatcher, who died following a stroke aged 87, was a great leader who demonstrated force of will and a respectable politician who devoted herself to her state and her people, Abe said in a statement, according to Japan's Jiji Press agency.</p> <p>"I want to share deep sorrow with the British public," the prime minister was quoted as saying.</p> <div class="field field-type-text field-field-wire-copyright"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <p><a href="http://www.afp.com/" class="button wire afp"></a></p> <p><a href="http://www.globalpost.com/terms-use#afp"><span>Copyright AFP, 2013.</span></a></p> </div> </div> </div> <p><a href="http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/afp/130408/japans-abe-hails-thatcher-strong-and-devoted-leader" target="_blank">read more</a></p> British people Cultural depictions of Margaret Thatcher Politics of the United Kingdom War AFP Mon, 08 Apr 2013 17:46:17 +0000 5805774 at http://www.globalpost.com Mother and devoted wife: the private life of Margaret Thatcher http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/afp/130408/mother-and-devoted-wife-the-private-life-margaret-thatcher <div class="field field-type-text field-field-byline1"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Agence France-Presse </div> </div> </div> <!--paging_filter--><p>Behind the black door of 10 Downing Street, in her private life Margaret Thatcher was a housewife mother of sometimes troubled twins, supported by her ever-loyal husband Denis.</p> <p>In her autobiography she wrote: "I could never have been prime minister for more than 11 years without Denis by my side."</p> <p>The prime minister dubbed the "Iron Lady" applied her relentless work ethic to home life, overseeing the rearing of her children Mark and Carol and performing domestic duties -- with Denis' help.</p> <div class="field field-type-text field-field-wire-copyright"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <p><a href="http://www.afp.com/" class="button wire afp"></a></p> <p><a href="http://www.globalpost.com/terms-use#afp"><span>Copyright AFP, 2013.</span></a></p> </div> </div> </div> <p><a href="http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/afp/130408/mother-and-devoted-wife-the-private-life-margaret-thatcher" target="_blank">read more</a></p> British people Cultural depictions of Margaret Thatcher Human Interest Labor Margaret Thatcher Social Issues United Kingdom AFP Mon, 08 Apr 2013 18:33:23 +0000 5805835 at http://www.globalpost.com Anger and applause on the streets at Thatcher's funeral http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/afp/130417/anger-and-applause-the-streets-at-thatchers-funeral <div class="field field-type-text field-field-byline1"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Agence France-Presse </div> </div> </div> <!--paging_filter--><p>Cheering and jeering mingled in the air as Margaret Thatcher's coffin passed through London on Wednesday -- a stark reminder that Britain is still as deeply divided over the Iron Lady as when she was in power.</p> <p>Tens of thousands of admirers lined the funeral procession route to pay their respects to the former British premier, applauding as her coffin travelled to St Paul's Cathedral on a horse-drawn gun carriage.</p> <div class="field field-type-text field-field-wire-copyright"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <p><a href="http://www.afp.com/" class="button wire afp"></a></p> <p><a href="http://www.globalpost.com/terms-use#afp"><span>Copyright AFP, 2013.</span></a></p> </div> </div> </div> <p><a href="http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/afp/130417/anger-and-applause-the-streets-at-thatchers-funeral" target="_blank">read more</a></p> British people Business Cultural depictions of Margaret Thatcher Human Interest Margaret Thatcher Politics of the United Kingdom AFP Wed, 17 Apr 2013 14:16:10 +0000 5818357 at http://www.globalpost.com Anger and applause on the streets at Thatcher's funeral http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/afp/130417/anger-and-applause-the-streets-at-thatchers-funeral-0 <div class="field field-type-text field-field-byline1"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Agence France-Presse </div> </div> </div> <!--paging_filter--><p>Cheering and jeering mingled in the air as Margaret Thatcher's coffin passed through London on Wednesday -- a stark reminder that Britain is still as deeply divided over the Iron Lady as when she was in power.</p> <p>Tens of thousands of admirers lined the funeral procession route to pay their respects to the former British premier, applauding as her coffin travelled to St Paul's Cathedral on a horse-drawn gun carriage.</p> <div class="field field-type-text field-field-wire-copyright"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <p><a href="http://www.afp.com/" class="button wire afp"></a></p> <p><a href="http://www.globalpost.com/terms-use#afp"><span>Copyright AFP, 2013.</span></a></p> </div> </div> </div> <p><a href="http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/afp/130417/anger-and-applause-the-streets-at-thatchers-funeral-0" target="_blank">read more</a></p> British people Business Cultural depictions of Margaret Thatcher Human Interest Margaret Thatcher Politics of the United Kingdom AFP Wed, 17 Apr 2013 17:32:12 +0000 5818557 at http://www.globalpost.com Thatcher funeral fitting tribute to political giant http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/afp/130417/thatcher-funeral-fitting-tribute-political-giant <div class="field field-type-text field-field-byline1"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Agence France-Presse </div> </div> </div> <!--paging_filter--><p>The funeral of former prime minister Margaret Thatcher transcended the bitter row over her legacy and was an appropriate tribute to a woman whose radical vision permanently changed Britain, newspapers said Thursday.</p> <p>Queen Elizabeth II led mourners from the British establishment and 170 countries in bidding farewell to the Iron Lady, in a funeral brimming with military pageantry and pockets of protests.</p> <div class="field field-type-text field-field-wire-copyright"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <p><a href="http://www.afp.com/" class="button wire afp"></a></p> <p><a href="http://www.globalpost.com/terms-use#afp"><span>Copyright AFP, 2013.</span></a></p> </div> </div> </div> <p><a href="http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/afp/130417/thatcher-funeral-fitting-tribute-political-giant" target="_blank">read more</a></p> British people Cultural depictions of Margaret Thatcher Margaret Thatcher Politics of the United Kingdom Religion AFP Thu, 18 Apr 2013 02:00:48 +0000 5818901 at http://www.globalpost.com