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Cameron on Thatcher: 'She defied them all'

Monday, Apr 08, 2013 - 01:08

April 8 - U.K. Prime Minister David Cameron remembers Baroness Thatcher as a woman who ''defied them all.'' Rough Cut (no reporter narration).

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ROUGH CUT (NO REPORTER NARRATION) STORY: UK Prime Minister David Cameron remembers former Prime Minister Margaret Thatcher as a woman "who defied them all." He delivered a statement saying she succeeded against all the odds, and that she not only led the country, but saved it. Thatcher, the "Iron Lady" who transformed Britain and inspired conservatives around the world by radically rolling back the state during her 11 years in power, died on Monday following a stroke. She was 87. Britain's only woman prime minister, the unyielding, outspoken Thatcher led the Conservatives to three election victories, governing from 1979 to 1990, the longest continuous period in office by a British premier since the early 19th century. A grocer's daughter with a steely resolve, she was loved and loathed in equal measure as she crushed the unions, privatized vast swathes of British industry, clashed with the European Union and fought a war to recover the Falkland Islands from Argentine invaders.

Cameron on Thatcher: 'She defied them all'

Monday, Apr 08, 2013 - 01:08

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