Goodbye and farewell! Baroness Margaret Thatcher Britain's first and only female Prime minster dies at 87, what Nigerians say!

There is a time for everything, and a season for every activity under the heavens: a time to be born and a time to die, a time to plant and a time to uproot..Ecc:3:2

The woman's mission is not to enhance the masculine spirit, but to express the feminine;
hers is not to preserve a man-made world, but to create a human world by the infusion of the feminine element into all of its activities. Margaret Thatcher

This week the whole world mourned for the loss of a great woman. The First and only female Prime Minister in the United Kingdom. Baroness Thatcher, who died at the age of 87, we were told she died while she was reading in her suite at the Ritz where she has been staying to be near her medical team.

Margaret Thatcher famously known as 'Iron Lady' the name given to her by  A Soviet journalist  a nickname that became associated with her uncompromising politics and leadership style. As Prime Minister, she implemented policies that have come to be known as Thatcherism.

You either loved her or loathed her.

As a woman I fell in love with the Iron Lady for her vision, her calling and her boldness. It is a believe to realise that anything is possible if you believe, work on your dreams and the spirirt to crush your enemies.She had the guts to take on a whole nation, reform it and worked hard on what she believed was for the betterment of a great nation. Men were normally intimated by her even her cabinet members.  If every woman was like this, there will be no abuse, rape etc all violence suffered at the hands of men. 

May her soul rest in peace. Amen

Here are five points Bio has as her characteristics of being an Iron lady
The Birth of Thatcherism. As a member of the Conservative Party, Thatcher crushed the governmental policies that promoted the Welfare State, which was instituted at the tail end of World War II. She was hated by her political opponents for reducing social services (she called the poor "work shy"), for making student grants harder to obtain, for ignoring the sisterhood of feminism (once saying, “I owe nothing to women’s lib”), and for stifling the labor unions. Ever hear the chant "Maggie, Maggie Maggie! Out, out out!"? It was originally birthed from her fierce opposition.

2) The Falklands War. Thatcher launched a sea attack of 27,000 troops against the Argentinians over the Falkland Islands in 1982 and told her people to "rejoice" once it proved victorious. “Failure—the possibilities do not exist!” she had said when the military set sail, paraphrasing Queen Victoria.

3) Not a Fan of a European Union. Thatcher encouraged national autonomy and kept her country from aligning politically and economically with the rest of Europe, an idea she looked on with disdain. In regard to Europe being under a single currency, she once said: “Every single fixed exchange rate has cracked in the end. We’re all at different levels of development of our economies. Some countries simply couldn’t live up to a single currency…We should each of us be proud to be separate countries cooperating together.” Looking back on her comment 21 years ago and seeing Europe's financial crisis today, you could imagine Thatcher defiantly saying, 'I told you so.'

4) "Undefeated!" So said Thatcher when asked about what she'd consider naming her memoirs. Having won three general elections in a row as the leader of the Conservative Party, Thatcher was accustomed to winning. In fact she had never lost one political contest she was a part of. Although she attempted to go at it for a fourth time, some members of her own party in Parliament ignited a coup and ousted her from running again.

5) For the Love of "Real Men." Thatcher highly respected "real men," a prime example being her close alliance and friendship with her "ideological soul mate," President Ronald Reagan. In 1990 when Saddam Hussein charged into Kuwait, Thatcher told George H.W. Bush there was no time for indecision. "Look, George, this is no time to go wobbly!" she warned him.

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