An excerpt from an OUPblog article published on 12th October 2017, written by Susan Ratcliffe, an Associate Editor for Oxford Quotations Dictionaries.
"No-one was neutral about Margaret Thatcher. During her premiership (and ever since), she has inspired both wild enthusiasm and determined opposition, and many vivid descriptions as a result. Having led her party to three general election victories (two of which were landslides) she ranks as the most popular British party leader in terms of votes cast for the winning party, with over 40 million ballots casted for the Conservatives between 1979 and 1987. Despite this, many critics have described Margaret Thatcher as divisive, accusing her of paying little attention to social issues such as women’s rights, unemployment, and racism. ..."
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