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Factbox: Female face of Britain 40 years after Iron Lady

On Friday's anniversary of her landmark 1979 victory, here are six ways that women's representation, rights and roles have developed since Thatcher changed British politics.

Out of my mind: Resolving a crisis

The idea that the UK should leave the EU was unthinkable just five years ago. Those demanding it were mainly on the Right-wing political fringe, but there was also a Left demand for quitting the “capitalist” Common Market.


Auction gold: Margaret Thatcher's wedding dress, power suits, handbags up for sale

Up to 350 historic and personal items related to The Iron Lady are on offer.

Don’t press send

It’s hard to summon up persuasively witty, insouciant prose when you are burning with offended pride.

Still waiting

Modi government has made tactical changes, not strategic policy shifts, to restart growth.

Meeting point

But the more difficult interventions pivot on making the NDC self-healing, potent and creative.


High stakes

The government must overhaul the regulatory apparatus to prevent this from happening again.

Indira Gandhi asked Margaret Thatcher to stop helping Sri Lanka against LTTE

Indira Gandhi had asked Margaret Thatcher to stop helping Sri Lanka with military advice to crush the LTTE.

‘MI5 officers visited Golden Temple as tourists’

Book released in 2007 says Indira Gandhi was told to be patient, avoid action.

Lt Gen Brar says Op Bluestar never got any British assistance, but BJP wants ‘truth' to come out

Lt Gen (Retd) K S Brar said operation was executed by Indian military commanders.