Tag: Margaret Thatcher

Margaret Thatcher
Thursday, December 17th 2015 - 10:14 UTC

Thatcher's possessions raised US$ 5m; ministerial box auctioned for £242,500

Maggie's famous red ministerial box was the next most expensive item, selling for £242,500. It was initially expected to sell for between £3,000 and £5,000

The sale of late British leader Margaret Thatcher's possessions has raised £3.3 million ($5 million), auction house Christie's said on Tuesday. A model of an American bald eagle given to Thatcher by close ally and former US president Ronald Reagan fetched the highest price for an individual item at £266,500 after a flurry of bidding in person, online and by phone.

Thursday, September 17th 2015 - 09:54 UTC

Ten dollar bill with Thatcher's face, proposed presidential hopeful Jeb Bush

“I would go with Ronald Reagan's partner, Margaret Thatcher” he said, noting it was “probably illegal” and unlikely to happen because she is not American.

US Republican presidential hopeful Jeb Bush has picked the UK's former Prime Minister, Margaret Thatcher, as his choice for the face of the $10 bill. The former Florida governor made the surprise suggestion during a televised debate for the top Republicans vying for the presidential nomination.

Friday, June 19th 2015 - 06:02 UTC

Thatcher secret documents on Falklands' war reveal her anxiety over casualties

She wrote: 'The Union Jack was flying in San Carlos Bay. We had returned to the Falklands. My heart was full but desperately anxious about casualties'.(Pic Mail Onliine)

The Mail on line revealed on Thursday a secret handwritten account of the Falklands War by Margaret Thatcher. The 128 page, 17,000 word handwritten memoir of the 1982 conflict reveals for the first time her anxiety on the eve of battle and her joy at winning back the Islands from Argentina.

Saturday, April 11th 2015 - 06:45 UTC

Falklands: Ambassador Castro refers ironically to Foreign Office summons

“It is pretty much unbelievable that they (FCO) should complain when they have been failing to abide by international law for 50 years,” said Ms Castro

Argentine ambassador in London, Alicia Castro complained about being summoned to the Foreign Office over the Falklands/Malvinas Islands dispute revealing she asked the British official if it was “an expression of British humor or a political paradox”, since the UK has failed to comply with international law for the last five decades.

Friday, April 3rd 2015 - 06:03 UTC

Argentina poses no military threat to the Malvinas Islands. So why is the UK ratcheting up tension?

John Prescott, former deputy PM of Tony Blair, condemned British double standards in foreign policy: the Chagos people, wrote Ms Castro for The Independent

The following column by Alicia Castro (*) was published 02 April by the Independent - On 24 March, the day that a debate was held in Parliament over the increase in defense expenditure for the Malvinas Islands, Argentina was commemorating the anniversary of the 1976 military coup.

Saturday, January 10th 2015 - 07:27 UTC

Falklands unveil bronze bust dedicated to Baroness Margaret Thatcher

The bronze bust and stone plinth is placed in front of the Secretariat and on the edge of Thatcher Drive

Falkland Islands residents will gather this Saturday afternoon next to the 1982 Liberation Monument for the unveiling and dedication of the Falkland Islands Government commissioned bronze bust of Baroness Margaret Thatcher.

Tuesday, November 11th 2014 - 04:38 UTC

Released documents: Reagan's apologies to Thatcher over the invasion of Grenada

US troops were sent to Grenada in 1983 to topple the Marxist regime. While US forces were still in action, Reagan phoned Thatcher to explain the action he had taken.

A recorded conversation between an apologetic Ronald Reagan and Margaret Thatcher over the invasion of Grenada has been published for the first time. Baroness Thatcher was angered that she was not consulted before the US invaded a Commonwealth state.

Tuesday, October 14th 2014 - 05:15 UTC

Lady Alice: “Argentines eat a lot of beef, but have never eaten a journalist”

Jeremy Clarkson, expert in baits for controversy and fabrications who appeals to English nationalistic instincts

Jeremy Clarkson and BBC's 'Top Gear' program need publicity and controversy to keep going and that he has managed with his recent incursion through the south of Argentina, which ended with his team escorted to the border with Chile fearing 'for their lives', which obviously impeded them from accomplishing their formal task but not the real objective.

Tuesday, June 17th 2014 - 06:37 UTC

Argentina pressing Francis over Falklands' dispute, says Vatican expert

Ambassador Castro has asked for a private audience with Pope Francis, which was scheduled for last week

Vatican officials are becoming increasingly irritated with the Argentine government after its ambassador to Britain, who is a vocal critic of the UK policy regarding the Falkland Islands, requested a private audience with the Argentine born pontiff, reports a piece by Edward Pentin, published by Newsmax.com.

Wednesday, April 30th 2014 - 09:03 UTC

Malvinas next of kin ceremony to remember the sinking of 'General Belgrano'

The sinking of the old cruiser was Argentina's greatest single loss of lives in the conflict

The Malvinas and South Atlantic Islands next of kin commission and the Cruiser “General Belgrano-last crew” association will be honoring next Friday 2 May the 323 crew members of the Argentine man-of-war sunk during the Falklands/Malvinas conflict in 1982.


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