Margaret Thatcher dead at 87
LONDON — Love her or loathe her, one thing’s beyond dispute: Margaret Thatcher transformed Britain.
The Iron Lady who ruled for 11 remarkable years imposed her will on a fractious, rundown nation — breaking the unions, triumphing in a far-off war and selling off state industries at a record pace.
She left behind a leaner government and more prosperous nation by the time a mutiny ousted her. She died Monday morning of a stroke at age 87.