NewsVault Special Collection: A Resource for Margaret Thatcher

Search ‘Thatcher’ in entire document, AFTER 1950 = 146,868 results
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Early Political Career (1959-1979)

Prime Minister (1979-1990)

Domestic Affairs

Miners’ Strike

International Affairs

The Fight over Tory Leadership



Early Political Career (1959-1979)


                                                    Margaret Thatcher Conservative MP for Finchley
              "How We Would Make Westminster Work"; Illustrated London News, March 08, 1969; pg. 18

Search ‘Thatcher’ AND ‘Finchley’ as keywords, AFTER 1950 = 187 results


Title: Picture Gallery (Twin Kisses for the New MP)
Details: Daily Mail; October 10, 1959; pg. 11

Title: PRESS ADMISSION BILL DIFFICULTY
Details: The Times; March 11, 1960; pg. 6

Title: BIRCH YOUNG THUGS SAYS WOMAN MP
Details: Daily Mail; February 15, 1961; pg. 4

Title: FINCHLEY’S FIRST LADY
Details: The Economist; July 18, 1970; pg. 23

Search ‘Thatcher’ AND ‘Education Secretary’ as keywords, AFTER 1968 = 349 results
Title: MIXED SYSTEM OF GRAMMAR AND COMPREHENSIVE SCHOOLS POSSIBLE: MINISTER REJECTS COMPULSION
Details: The Times; July 09, 1970; pg. 13

Title: MRS. THATCHER WILL TIDY UP LAWS ON EDUCATION
Details: The Financial Times; Michael Dixon, Education Correspondent; January 07, 1971; pg. 15

Title: THE THATCHER FACTOR
Details: The Economist; December 09, 1972

Title: STUDENTS THREATEN ALL-OUT STRIKE
Details: The Sunday Times; Anthony Holden; May 13, 1973; pg. 4

Search ‘Thatcher’ AND ‘Milk’ as keywords, AFTER 1969 = 55 results
Title: SPILT MILK
Details: The Economist; June 19, 1971; pg. 30

Title: MILK SAVINGS PAYS FOR SCHOOLS
Details: Daily Mail; June 26, 2971; pg. 19


            “Illegal milk-sippers defy Mrs Thatcher”; The Sunday Times; Alex Finer; September 12, 1971; pg. 3

Search ‘Thatcher’ AND ‘Defeat of Heath’ as keywords, AFTER 1970 = 11 results
Title: MR HEATH STEPS DOWN AS LEADER AFTER 11 VOTE DEFEAT BY MRS THATCHER
Details: The Times; David Wood, Political Editor; February 05, 1975; pg. 1

Title: CAN ANYBODY STOP HER NOW?
Details: Daily Mail; Anthony Shrimsley, Political Editor; February 05, 1975; pg. 1

Title: HEATH RELIVES TRAUMA OF LEADERSHIP DEFEAT
Details: The Financial Times; Margaret Van Hattem, Political Correspondent; March 14, 1985; pg. 10

Search ‘Thatcher’ AND ‘Iron Lady’ as keywords AND ‘Soviet Union’ in entire document, AFTER 1975 = 36 results

On  January 19, 1976, Margaret Thatcher made a speech in Kensington Town Hall, attacking the Soviet Union. In response, the Soviet Defence Ministry Newspapers, Krasnaya Zvezda (Red Star), dubbed her the ‘Iron Lady’, a name she gladly adopted and which came to symbolise the uncompromising policies that have become known as Thatcherism.

                                             “Maggie, the ‘Iron Lady’; The Sunday Times; January 25, 1976; pg. 3


                                   “Russia and Red riding Hood, by Mrs Thatcher”; Daily Mail; May 26, 1976; pg. 9

Title: IRON LADY THATCHER WARNS AGAIN OF SOVIET THREAT
Details: The Sunday Times; August 01, 1976; pg. 3

Title: TORY LEADER NO LONGER ‘IRON LADY’ IN SOVIET EYES
Details: The Times; David Spanier, Diplomatic Correspondent; March 31, 1977; pg. 5

Search ‘Thatcher’ as a keyword AND ‘Labour’ AND ‘Unemployment’ in entire document, BETWEEN 1970-1979 = 267 results
Title: MORE IS NOT GOOD ENOUGH
Details: The Economist; December 04, 1971; pg. 16

Title: MRS THATCHER DEMANDS IMMEDIATE ACTION ON INFLATION: PM’S ‘WAFFLE AND RETREAT’ ATTACKED
Details: The Times; May 23, 1975; pg. 8

Title: MRS THATCHER ACCUSES LABOUR OF HIDING ECONOMIC TRUTH IN ORDER TO WIN OCTOBER ELECTION
Details: The Times; July 31, 1975; pg. 2

Title: PRIME MINISTER DENIES THAT LABOUR HAVE BECOME ‘NATURAL PARTY OF UNEMPLOYMENT’
Details: The Times; January 21, 1976; pg. 14

Search ‘Thatcher’ AND ‘Tax’ as keywords, AFTER 1978 = 759 results
Title: THATCHER WOOS VOTERS WITH TAX CUTS
Details: The Financial Times; Ivor Owen; March 29, 1979; pg. 10

Title: TAX CUTS ‘ATTRACT EXILES’
Details: The Times; Nicholas Comfort, Political Staff; April 30, 1979; pg. 2

Title: INFLATION WILL EAT UP TAX CUTS, CALLAGHAN SAYS
Details: The Financial Times; June 13, 1979; pg. 20

Title: THE PROOF: CUTTING TAXES DOES WORK
Details: Daily Mail; Shaun Usher; June 19, 1979; pg. 6


                            “The Tories are sticking to all their guns”; The Economist; October 9, 1982; pg. 21

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Prime Minister (1979-1990)

Search ‘Thatcher’ AND ‘Prime Minister’ as keywords, AFTER 1978 = 7,183 results
Title: TO BE OR NOT TO BE?
Details: Daily Mail; Anthony Bevins, Political Correspondent; March 27, 1979; pg. 1


                                          “Prime Minister Maggie!”; Daily Mail; May 04, 1979; pg. 1

Title: MISTRESS OF DOWNING STREET
Details: The Economist; May 05, 1979; pg. 13

Title: MRS. THATCHER’S NEW GOVERNMENT
Details: The Financial Times; May 08, 1979; pg. 6


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Domestic Affairs

Search ‘Thatcher’ AND ‘Immigra*’ as keywords, AFTER 1978 = 48 results
Title: MAGGIE OPENS DOOR TO THE BOAT PEOPLE
Details: Daily Mail; John Dickie, Diplomatic Correspondent; May 29, 1979; pg. 1

Title: DISCRIMINATION RULES
Details: The Economist; November 17, 1979; pg. 20

Title: INDIANS TOLD IMMIGRANT CONTROLS ARE ESSENTIAL
Details: The Times; Trevor Fishlock; April 18, 1981; pg. 1

Title: THATCHER PLEDGES IMMIGRATION FLEXIBILITY
Details: The Times; Andrew McEwen and Chris Pomery; June 24, 1989; pg. 9

Title: IMMIGRANTS REACH PEAK OF 117,000
Details: Daily Mail; April 12, 1990; pg. 1

Search ‘Thatcher’ AND ‘Recession’ as keywords, AFTER 1978 = 122 results
Title: RECESSION AND RECESS
Details: The Economist; August 9, 1980; pg. 59

Title: PLEA TO THATCHER ON AID FOR INDUSTRY
Details: The Financial Times; John Elliott; September 10, 1980; pg. 32


         “Can Mrs Thatcher keep her present cabinet much longer?”; The Economist; November 29, 1980; pg. 19

Title: MAGGIE TOASTS SMALL FIRMS
Details: Daily Mail; February 24, 1981; pg. 16

Title: OPTIMISTIC THATCHER SAYS BRITAIN IS OVER THE WORST OF RECESSION
Details: The Times; Julian Haviland, Political Editor; November 17, 1981; pg. 1

Search ‘Thatcher’ AND ‘Maze Prison’ as keywords, AFTER 1978 = 25 results


Dublin Tightens Security for Thatcher Visit” Christopher Thomas; The Times; December 08, 1980; pg. 1

Title: THATCHER REJECTS PLEA TO INTERVENE ON HUNGER STRIKE
Details: The Financial Times; Margaret Van Hattem, Lobby Staff; December 18, 1980; pg. 10

Title: HUNGER STRIKE CALLED OFF
Details: Daily Mail; Norren Erskine, John Harrison and Times Miles; December 19, 1980; pg. 1

Search ‘Thatcher’ AND ‘Privatisation’ as keywords, AFTER 1981 = 182 results
Title: LABOUR AND PRIVATISATION
Details: The Economist; January 28, 1984; pg. 20

Title: PRIVATISATION’S NEXT PHASE
Details: The Financial Times; June 03, 1987; pg. 26

Title: MAGGIE ON TRACK TO SELL RAILWAYS
Details: Daily Mail; Gordon Greig; March 21, 1988; pg. 2

Search ‘Thatcher’ AND ‘Poll Tax’ as keywords, AFTER 1984 = 293 results
Title: POLL TAX PLAN TO EASE RATES
Details: The Sunday Times; Anna Jacobs and George Rosie; March 31, 1985; pg. 1


                   “Poll tax flaws that could see Tory heads rolling”; The Times; David Walker; July 15, 1985; pg. 8

Title: THATCHER CALLS PROPOSED POLL TAX ‘BEST WAY FORWARD’
Details: The Financial Times; Ivor Owen; July 08, 1987; pg. 10

Title: HEATH’S AMAZING POLL TAX ATTACK ON MAGGIE
Details: Daily Mail; John Deans, Political Correspondent; December 19, 1987; pg. 9

Title: ‘AXE POLL TAX’ PLEA
Details: The Times; March 29, 1988; pg. 2


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Miners’ Strike

Search ‘Thatcher’ AND ‘coal industry’ as keywords, AFTER 1980 = 19 results
Title: MRS THATCHER REFUSES REQUEST TO INTERVENE IN PIT CLOSURES
Details: The Times; February 11, 1981; pg. 9

Title: MAC STILL MAGGIE’S CHOICE FOR COAL
Details: Daily Mail; Gordon Greig and Peter McHugh; March 07, 1983; pg. 1

Title: PARTS OF COAL INDUSTRY MAY BE SOLD OFF
Details:  Daily Mail; Robert Porter, Political Correspondent; November 01, 1983; pg. 9


                   “Prospect for Improved Levels of Investment”; The Financial Times; November 23, 1990; pg. 19

Search ‘Thatcher’ AND ‘National Union Mineworkers’ as keywords, AFTER 1983 = 23 Results
Title: EARLY BALLOT RESULTS THREATEN NUM DRIVE FOR NATIONAL STOPPAGE
Details: The Financial Times; Philip Bassett and John Lloyd; March 16, 1984; pg. 1

Title: THATCHER SEES NO EARLY SETTLEMENT
Details: The Times; Frank Johnson; June 01, 1984; pg. 1

Title: THE BATTLE FOR THE MINERS
Details: The Financial Times; July 23, 1984; pg. 10

Title: DEMOCRACY HAS THE LAST LAUGH
Details: Daily Mail; October 21, 1985; pg. 6

Search ‘Thatcher’ as a keyword AND ‘Miner’s Strike’ in entire document, AFTER 1983 = 9 results
Title: COAL STRIKE
Details: The Times; March 16, 1984; pg. 4

Title: THE PEOPLE’S BATTLE
Details: The Sunday Times; July 15, 1984; pg. 16

Title: AN EMERGENCY RESOLUTION CONDEMNING MRS THATCHER’S HANDLING OF THE MINER’S STRIKE WAS THROWN OUT BY THE EUROPEAN PARLIAMENT IN STRASBOURG YESTERDAY
Details: Daily Mail; October 26, 1984; pg. 2



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International Affairs

Search ‘Thatcher’ AND ‘Cold War’ as keywords, AFTER 1978 = 53 results
Title: NOW BENN ACCUSES MAGGIE OF WANTING NEW COLD WAR
Details: Daily Mail; Anthony Bevins, Political Correspondent; June 07, 1979; pg. 9

Title: KEEP ON TALKING PEACE TO REDS, SAYS HESELTINE
Details: Daily Mail; Gordon Greig and Harvey Elliott; October 13, 1983; pg. 10-11

Title: IN THE COLD WAR MOULD
Details: The Sunday Times; Edward Action; April 08, 1984; pg. 43

Title: COLD WAR ‘WILL LAST UNTIL 2000’
Details: The Times; Philip Webster; November 25, 1989

Search ‘Thatcher’ AND ‘Reagan’ as keywords, AFTER 1980 = 706 results


                         “ThatcherReagan talks go well”; The Times; David Cross; February 27, 1981; pg. 1

Title: REAGAN GETS MAGGIE’S BLESSING
Details: Daily Mail; John Dickie and Angus MacPherson; July 21, 1981; pg. 4

Title: THE IRON LADY AND THE LONE RANGER
Details: The Sunday Times; Hugo Young, Political Editor; March 14, 1982; pg. 32

Title: THATCHER IN WASHINGTON
Details: The Times; Nicholas Ashford; February 21, 1985; pg. 6

Title: MEANWHILE, BACK AT THE RANCH
Details: The Listener; Gordon Clough; June 08, 1989; pg. 17

Search ‘Thatcher’, ‘Falklands’ AND ‘Argentina’ as keywords, AFTER 1980 = 78 results
Title: WHO BACKS DOWN FIRST?
Details: The Sunday Times; Peter Wilsher and Ian Jack; April 11, 1982; pg. 17

Title: PRESSURE ON ARGENTINA
Details: The Financial Times; April 27, 1982; pg. 36

Title: ARGENTINA MIGHT WELL THANK MRS THATCHER
Details: The Times; David Stephen; August 06, 1982; pg. 10


“In the biggest military march past since the Second World War, a crowd of some 300,000 cheered on 1,250 Falklands
               veterans as they marched past Mrs Thatcher and the Lord Mayor on the way to Guildhall.”
                       “Window on the World”; Illustrated London News; December 25, 1982; pg. 16

Search ‘Thatcher’ AND ‘South Africa’ AND ‘Apartheid’ as keywords, AFTER 1984 = 43 results
Title: THATCHER: DOOR MUST NOT BE CLOSED ON FURTHER NEGOTIATIONS
Details: The Times; June 13, 1986; pg. 4

Title: PM GIVES WAY OVER SANCTIONS
Details: The Sunday Times; George Jones, Political Correspondent; June 22, 1986; pg. 1

Title: MAGGIE’S TREK TO END APARTHEID
Details: Daily Mail; Gordon Greig; March 27, 1989; pg. 2

Title: DEFIANT MAGGIE STANDS GROUND ON SOUTH AFRICA
Details: Daily Mail; John Dickie; October 18, 1989; pg. 10


              “Headed in different directions: Jesse Jackson and Mrs Thatcher at Downing Street yesterday”.
                                “Thatcher Rejects Sanctions Call”; The Financial Times; Michael Cassell,
                                                   Political Correspondent; February 06, 1990; pg. 10


Search ‘Thatcher’ as a keyword AND ‘”EC Integration”’ in entire document, AFTER 1987 = 23 results
Title: EC INTEGRATION SEEN AS ENEMY
Details: The Financial Times; Nandita Sen; May 26, 1989; pg. 23

Title: BUSH PILES ON PRESSURE FOR GREATER UNITY
Details: Daily Mail; December 05, 1989; pg. 2

Title: SORRY, THE LADY’S NOT READY TO TIE EC KNOTS
Details: The Sunday Times; Andrew Grice; October 28, 1990; pg. 2



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The Fight over Tory Leadership

Search ‘Thatcher’ AND ‘Heseltine’ as keywords, AFTER 1989 = 291 results
Title: HESELTINE INTO ATTACK
Details: Daily Mail; February 26, 1990; pg. 2

Title: THATCHER MUST GO, SAYS ONE IN FOUR TORY MPS
Details: The Sunday Times; David Hughes and Richard Caseby; March 11, 1990

Title: HESELTINE TRIES TO END LEADERSHIP RUMOURS
Details: Financial Times; Philip Stephens; May 14, 1990; pg. 7

Title: THATCHER MOVES TO FIGHT OFF HESELTINE THREAT
Details: The Times; November 05, 1990; pg. 1

Search ‘Thatcher’ as a keyword AND ‘Withdraw’ in entire document, AFTER 13 November 1990 = 128 results
Title: WHO BACKS WHO IN THE POWER GAME OF FOLLOW MY LEADER
Details: Daily Mail; November 15, 1990; pg. 9

Title: WOUNDED THATCHER VOWS TO FIGHT ON
Details: The Times; Robin Oakley and Nicholas Wood; November 21, 1990; pg. 1

Title: LAST DAYS OF MAGGIE: THE AGONISED CALCULATIONS, AND THE MEN IN GREY SUITS
Details: Daily Mail; November 23, 1990; pg. 9

Search ‘Thatcher’ AND ‘Victory’ as keywords AND ‘Major’ in entire document, AFTER 18 November 1990 = 47 results
Title: STRATEGY FOCUSES ON WOOING THE THATCHER LOYALISTS
Details: The Times; Richard Ford; November 24, 1990; pg. 2

Title: THE CELEBRATION!
Details: Daily Mail; November 28, 1990; pg. 2-3

Title: YOU WERE JUST GREAT MAGGIE TELLS MAJOR
Details: Daily Mail; John Deans, Political Correspondent; March 01, 1991; pg. 9

Search ‘Thatcher’ AND ‘farewell’ as keywords, AFTER 20 November 1990 = 32 results
Title: FAREWELL TO OUR IRON LADY
Details: Daily Mail; November 23, 1990; pg. 23

Title: NOT A CHURLISH CITY GESTURE, JUST A FAREWELL TO UNCERTAINTY
Details: The Times; Kenneth Fleet; November 24, 1990; pg. 37


Iron ladies can cry, especially when they say goodbye”; Daily Mail; Gordon Greig, Political Editor; June 29, 1991; pg. 1

Title: THE LEAVING PARTY
Details: The Sunday Times; Sir Robert Rhodes James; March 15, 1992; pg. 16



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