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British Prime Minister Margaret Thatcher has died aged 87. She had a at The Ritz Hotel in London after being in health for many years. Mrs Thatcher became famous after the U.K.'s first ever female leader. She was in from 1979 to 1990 – the longest time in office for a Prime Minister in over 150 years. Her tough style earned her the the "Iron Lady". Her 11 years of leadership greatly changed British . Many praised her for transforming Britain into a more free- economy. Others hated her for selling government-owned industries and up communities. She also the decision to go to war with Argentina in 1982 to recover the Falkland Islands.

Britain's best-selling newspapers also about Margaret Thatcher. The right "Daily Mail" said she was: "The Woman Who Saved Britain." However, the left wing "Daily Mirror" ran the : "The Woman Who Divided A Nation." Tony Blair (Prime Minister from 1997-2007) tribute to Mrs Thatcher, saying: "Very few leaders get to change not only the political of their country but of the world. Margaret was such a leader. Her impact was vast." Current British leader David Cameron said: "Margaret Thatcher loved this country and it with all she had. For that, she has her well-earned place in ." He added the British people would respect and her .

 


 
 

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