Death of Margaret Thatcher

There are no shortcuts to reforming the EU

15 January 2014 10:22

What does a Tory eurosceptic look like? Loud chalk-stripe, a flash of red braces and the faintest whiff of a…

Prepare to be bored

24 June 2013 9:25

Something very odd is going to happen in your newspapers and on your television screens, perhaps this week, perhaps not.…

The View from 22 — Margaret Thatcher’s secret Kremlin files, remembering her funeral and the Boston bombings

18 April 2013 9:31

Were Margaret Thatcher’s relationships with foreign leaders as straightforward as they appeared to the public? In this week’s Spectator cover…

Cream and white flowers lie on top of Margaret Thatcher's coffin. Picture: Getty

Margaret Thatcher’s funeral was the right funeral

17 April 2013 17:40

Today was a moment in our island story. The longest serving Prime Minister of the 2oth century was laid to…

Andrew Neil discusses Margaret Thatcher’s funeral

17 April 2013 14:10

In tomorrow’s View from 22 podcast, BBC presenter and Spectator chairman Andrew Neil discusses attending Margaret Thatcher’s funeral, the significance…

Margaret Thatcher’s funeral: in words and pictures

17 April 2013 14:08

The first reading, by Margaret Thatcher’s granddaughter, Amanda: Ephesians 6:10-18 Finally, my brethren, be strong in the Lord, and in…

Crowds line the route of Margaret Thatcher's funeral cortege. Picture: Getty

Lion-hearted crowds cheer the Iron Lady

17 April 2013 13:05

When I arrived at St Paul’s at 6 o’clock this morning, a line of people, around 40-strong, had already set…

Sir John Hoskyns. Picture: Pa

Sir John Hoskyns: the Margaret Thatcher I knew

17 April 2013 9:42

Sir John Hoskyns was head of Margaret Thatcher’s Policy Unit from 1979 to 1982. In a Q&A with The Spectator,…

Crowds gathering earlier this morning outside St Paul's Cathedral.

David Cameron: We’re all Thatcherites now

17 April 2013 9:16

David Cameron is giving a reading at Margaret Thatcher’s funeral later today, but this morning he gave his eulogy on…

Row builds over the US Senate’s silence on Lady Thatcher

16 April 2013 13:54

Further to my report yesterday, the Heritage Foundation, the giant conservative think-tank that has its own Margaret Thatcher Centre to study and promote…

Vladimir Putin meets the Munchkins

16 April 2013 11:08

Late on Friday my editor at the Observer called and asked me to dash off a few words on what…

US Senate strangely silent over Margaret Thatcher

15 April 2013 16:23

In deference to Lady Thatcher’s immense popularity across the Pond, the US House of Representatives paid tribute to her. But…

No battle at Trafalgar in the name of Margaret Thatcher

14 April 2013 9:10

Ever since the Poll Tax riots and Margaret Thatcher’s exit from Downing Street, the Iron Lady’s most fervent opponents have…

Adolescent metro liberals dance on Thatcher’s grave while her real enemies are respectful

13 April 2013 10:49

I was up in Mansfield on Thursday, interviewing retired miners for a film on the good old days of 1985,…

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12 April 2013 12:49

During the period when Ireland  had its own sort of censorship, a version of the Vatican’s Index of Forbidden Books,…

Number 10 could learn a great deal from the way Margaret Thatcher ran things. Picture: Getty

Thatcher knew the Tories had to be the anti-establishment party. Does David Cameron?

11 April 2013 20:30

What lessons can today’s Tories learn from Margaret Thatcher is one of Westminster’s discussion points this week. In terms of…

The difficult legacy of Margaret Thatcher in Sunderland

11 April 2013 17:59

Margaret Thatcher remains a truly hated figure in the north of England. The 1984 Miners’ Strike and retrenchment of the…

Margaret Thatcher on general election day in 1987. Picture: Getty

The ‘Thatcher should quit’ splash that never was

11 April 2013 17:17

When Prime Minister, Mrs Thatcher did not have a great deal to do with The Spectator. She was not hostile, but…

A pile of rubbish in Leicester Square during a refuse collection strike in 1979. Picture: Getty

‘We insisted on making it easier for her’: How the Left helped Thatcher succeed

11 April 2013 10:17

The eulogies and condemnation following Baroness Thatcher’s death are coalescing into two clear truths. The first is that her legacy…

Peers pay tribute to Margaret Thatcher.

‘If only people could see the real Margaret Thatcher’: Lords pay tribute

10 April 2013 18:52

Today’s debates in Parliament about Baroness Thatcher were supposed to be a tribute to the first female Prime Minister. If…

Introducing our first ebook: Margaret Thatcher in The Spectator 1975-1990

10 April 2013 9:17

No publication understood the Thatcher project better than The Spectator. We backed her for the leadership in 1975 when no…

Tributes outside Margaret Thatcher's London home. Picture: Getty

MPs line up to pay respects to – and criticise – Margaret Thatcher

10 April 2013 9:17

This afternoon’s tribute debate in the House of Commons will continue until 10pm, with many MPs wanting to pay their…

Andrew Neil on The People’s Margaret Thatcher

9 April 2013 17:11

This morning, Andrew Neil presented a Radio 4 special recalling how voters felt about Margaret Thatcher. Including opinions from her…

Flowers laid by the birthplace of Margaret Thatcher as the debate about her legacy begins. Picture: Getty

Conviction politics: ‘What Would Thatcher Do?’ grips the Tory party

9 April 2013 14:45

Conor Burns, a close friend of Margaret Thatcher, gave a fascinating interview with Radio 4’s The World at One today…

An alternative reaction to Margaret Thatcher’s death

9 April 2013 11:46

On my way home last night, I dropped by Windrush Square in Brixton to observe an alternative reaction to Baroness Thatcher’s death.…