I don't think there will be a woman Prime Minister in my lifetime. - On Val meets the V.I.P.s, BBC Television (5 March, 1973)

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If a Tory does not believe that private property is one of the main bulwarks of individual freedom, then he had better become a socialist and have done with it. - Article for Daily Telegraph ("My Kind of Tory Party") (30 January, 1975)

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In response to this speech, the Soviet Army newspaper Red Star labelled Thatcher "the Iron Lady," a moniker that would stick for the remainder of her political career.

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Socialist governments traditionally do make a financial mess. They always run out of other people's money. It's quite a characteristic of them. - Margaret Thatcher, in a TV interview for Thames TV This Week on Feb. 5, 1976

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People from my sort of background needed Grammar schools to compete with children from privileged homes like Shirley Williams and Anthony Wedgwood Benn. - Speech to the Conservative Party Conference (14 October, 1977)

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My job is to stop Britain going red. - Statement (3 November 1977)

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People are really rather afraid that this country might be rather swamped by people with a different culture ... We are not in politics to ignore peoples' worries: we are in politics to deal with them. - TV Interview for Granada World in Action (27 January, 1978)

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I can't bear Britain in decline. I just can't. - Interviewed by Michael Cockerell for BBC TV's Campaign '79 (27 April, 1979).

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This is what we believe. - Quoted by John Ranelagh in Thatcher's People according to hayekcenter.org

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Thatcher banged a copy of F.A. Hayek's The Constitution of Liberty on the table as she spoke these words.

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