Margaret Thatcher – Britain bids farewell to their most divisive Prime Minister

The story dominating the headlines over the past couple of weeks is the passing of former Prime Minister, Baroness Margaret Thatcher.

Although widely credited for turning around Britain’s economic fortunes, Thatcher will largely be remembered as one of Britain’s most divisive figures. Not one to mince her words, in memory we have compiled 10 of her most memorable quotes.

If you want something said, ask a man. If you want something done, ask a woman

To those waiting with bated breath for that favourite media catchphrase, the U-turn, I have only one thing to say: You turn if you want to. The lady’s not for turning

Nobody would remember the Good Samaritan if he had only good intentions. He had money as well

Defeat? I do not recognise the meaning of the word

Pennies don’t fall from heaven – they have to be earned here on earth

Being powerful is like being a lady. If you have to tell people you are, you aren’t

My policies are based not on some economics theory, but on things I and millions like me were brought up with: an honest day’s work for an honest day’s pay; live within your means; put by a nest egg for a rainy day; pay your bills on time; support the police

To Conservative backbench MP John Whittingdale – The trouble with you, John, is that your spine does not reach your brain

To wear your heart on your sleeve isn’t a very good plan; you should wear it inside, where it functions best

It is not the creation of wealth that is wrong, but the love of money for its own sake

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