‘The lady's not for turning’: Margaret Thatcher's best quotes

 

Monday 08 April 2013 14:35
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On women

"I don't think there will be a woman Prime Minister in my lilfetime" In a BBC television interview, 1973

On money

"Pennies don't fall from heaven, they have to be earned here on earth." At a speech at the Lord Mayor's Banquet, 12th November, 1979

On society

"There is no such thing as society" From an 1987 interview with Women's Own

On socialism

"It is a great night. It is the end of Socialism" On hearing of the Conservative win in the 1992 election

"Socialist governments traditionally do make a financial mess. They always run out of other people's money. It's quite a characteristic of them." In an interview on Thames TV, 1976

On tenacity

"To those waiting with bated breath for that favourite media catchphrase, the U-turn, I have only one thing to say: You turn if you want to. The lady's not for turning." At the Conservative Party Conference, 1980

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