Maggie Thatcher saved Britain

Posted by Gareth Hargreaves

Classic Intelligence Squared debate in which teams contest the lasting impact and value of Margaret Thatcher to modern British society.


How do you remember Margaret Thatcher? The death of Britain's first female prime minister has brought to the fore all the simmering resentment of those who suffered under her premiership and the tub thumping tributes of those who felt she re-established the UK on the global map.

The motion - Maggie Thatcher Saved Britain

Arguiing for the motion:
  • Lord Bell,
  • Charles Moore
  • Sir John Nott  


Speakers against the motion include

  • Diane Abbot MP
  • Billy Bragg
  • Sir Peregrine Worsthorne

Martyn Lewis chairs the debate recorded at the Royal Geographical Society, London, on 2 November 2004.

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Charles Morore's Margaret Thatcher: the authorised biography  is serialised on BBC iPlayer

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