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

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

 


 
 

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