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Sir Peter Ricketts reflects on Lady Thatcher’s time as Prime Minister

British Ambassador to France Sir Peter Ricketts comments on the death of Lady Thatcher and on her time as Prime Minister.

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Lady Thatcher - Photo provided by Chris Collins of the Margaret Thatcher Foundation http://ow.ly/jR9GL
Lady Thatcher - Photo provided by Chris Collins of the Margaret Thatcher Foundation http://ow.ly/jR9GL

Earlier this week, we were waiting for the arrival of David Cameron here in Paris, on what was going to be his first visit to President Hollande in the Elysée, when we had the sad news of Baroness Thatcher’s death. And David Cameron decided he had to go home straight away from Madrid, to get back to London […]

Of course, now we have the period of mourning in the UK for Lady Thatcher. Her death brings back a whole host of memories of her time as Prime Minister, of her conviction, her passion, her values, her determination, her far-sightedness (many of the press paid tribute to that).

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Published 12 April 2013