Reel Lessons

The Iron Lady

Margaret Thatcher, the former British prime minister, gets the Hollywood biopic treatment.
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Meryl Streep as former British prime minister Margaret Thatcher
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<div style="text-align: left;"> Meryl Streep as former British prime minister Margaret Thatcher </div>

Is this a movie about maids
No, it's a movie about Margaret Thatcher, British prime minister during the 1980s. She's the only woman to have held the position and is lovingly remembered by City types of a certain vintage.
I thought the City was a bit of an old boys' club.

Why did they like her
She was a fan of Nobel-winning economist Friedrich Hayek, whose defence of classical liberalism in The Road to Serfdom paved the way for market reforms in the UK and the US Ronald Reagan had a thing for both Thatcher and Hayek. The deregulation that Hayek inspired kick-started a...

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