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Former UK Prime Minister Margaret Thatcher's 1983 papers were opened at the Churchill College Archives Centre (Cambridge) and online on the website of the Margaret Thatcher Foundation in October 2013.
The Falkland Islands Government is in the process of commissioning a sculptor to create a memorial bust of Baroness Thatcher. The project follows a public consultation held in the Falkland Islands as to how best to commemorate the late Margaret Thatcher. The high number of responses received demonstrates the high regard in which she is held in the Falkland Islands.
Margaret Thatcher documents: King Juan Carlos in no rush to recover Gibraltar because of Morocco threat
Spain’s King Juan Carlos told Margaret Thatcher’s most senior official at least twice that “it was not in fact in the interests of Spain to recover Gibraltar soon, even if it were possible.” Instead he agreed with the United Kingdom that it was for Spain to make herself attractive to the Gibraltarian people.
In a brief message Gilbert House, seat of the Falkland Islands Legislative Assembly made public its condolences to the family and friends of Admiral Sir Sandy Woodward who was commander of the carrier force sent to recover the Falklands invaded and occupied by Argentine forces.
The relationship between former British Prime Minister Margaret Thatcher and ex-Chilean dictator Augusto Pinochet has been turned into an opera which opened in Paris for a five-night run. “Allies” revolves around a televised 1999 meeting of the two late leaders when Pinochet was being held under house arrest in Britain.
The remarkable transformation of the Falkland Islands into the democratic, prosperous, hardworking community of today was applauded by hundreds of supporters gathered in London for the annual reception in London marking the liberation of the Islands from Argentine invasion and occupation in 1982.
The Falkland Islands and Ascension Island have released two coins from Pobjoy Mint to commemorate the life of former British Prime Minister Baroness Thatcher who passed away at the age of 87 on 8 April 2013.
In the Falkland Islands Wednesday memorial and thanksgiving service to Baroness Thatcher, Reverend Dr Richard Hines led the congregation through the messages of the hymns and Bible readings she personally chose for the day of her funeral.
A memorial and thanksgiving service to Baroness Thatcher was held in the Falkland Islands Wednesday afternoon at the local church a few hours after the main ceremony in London’s St Paul cathedral.
By Gwynne Dyer - Margaret Thatcher was the woman who began the shift to the right that has affected almost all the countries of the West in the past three decades. But it is an open question whether even the crash of 2008 and the ensuing prolonged recession have finally ended the long reign of her ideas in Western politics.