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Margaret Thatcher

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  • Winston Churchill: A man for all times

    LONDON -- It is an old debating point: Do the times make the man, or does the man make the times? In the case of Winston Churchill, whose death 50 years ago Saturday the British are remembering with more than nostalgia, it is both. The times in...
  • David Cameron gets it on immigration

    There is nothing like a little heat from a third political party to get the attention of career politicians who wish to stay in office. Nigel Farage, leader of the upstart UK Independent Party (UKIP), has been turning up the heat on British Prime...
  • Women scarce in films abroad, USC study finds

    Women scarce in films abroad, USC study finds
    Meryl Streep won an Oscar for playing a steely yet faltering Margaret Thatcher in the 2011 British film “The Iron Lady.” The role also warrants another distinction, according to a team of researchers at USC: Streep was the rare female to...
  • 'Pride's' Bill Nighy sees similar struggles for gays, striking miners

    'Pride's' Bill Nighy sees similar struggles for gays, striking miners
    When Bill Nighy was a young actor at the National Theatre in London, older gay cast members would talk to him about the country's harsh policies, which forced them to stay in the closet. Being gay, recalled the rangy 64-year-old British actor, "just...
  • 'Pride' has a moving force that highlights a forgotten story

    'Pride' has a moving force that highlights a forgotten story
    If you think unions are the scourge of the working world, you will not be happy at "Pride," which begins with the unmistakable sound of Pete Seeger singing "Solidarity Forever" and goes on from there. But "Pride" has other things on its mind besides...
  • Review: 'The Assassination of Margaret Thatcher' by Hilary Mantel

    Review: 'The Assassination of Margaret Thatcher' by Hilary Mantel
    If fans of the British royals had their way, celebrated British novelist Hilary Mantel would have been boiled in oil last year when she said in a speech that the Duchess of Cambridge — half of the couple best known as Will and Kate — was a...
  • Review: 'Pride' ★★★

    Review: 'Pride' ★★★
    Now that folks can get gay-married in Wisconsin and Indiana, it's safe to say a genial, fact-based British heart-warmer such as "Pride" can enter the U.S. marketplace without threatening the stability of the republic. Like "Billy Elliot," "Kinky Boots,"...
  • Hollywood, where liberal values reign -- except at the box office

    In the film "Obvious Child," Jenny Slate plays Donna Stern, a stand-up comedian who specializes in making jokes about her private parts, with the occasional foray into fart humor. She is about to go onstage. Her friend offers her some encouragement:...
  • Blame Separatism And Zenophobia On European Union

    When the dyspeptic poet Charles Baudelaire (1821-1867), who loathed Belgium even more than most things, was asked to imagine an epitaph for that nation, he suggested: "At last!" Which is how many Europeans feel about the rapidly growing disgust with the...
  • Pankaj Mishra: Scots aren't the only angry ones wanting independence

    Pankaj Mishra: Scots aren't the only angry ones wanting independence
    This week's referendum in Scotland could result in the U.K. losing almost one-third of its land mass, and 8 percent of its population, and, very likely, its present prime minister. In a summer rich with shocks, the breakup of a United Nations Security...
  • British prime minister campaigns against Scottish independence

    British prime minister campaigns against Scottish independence
    British Prime Minister David Cameron pushed hard against Scottish independence Monday, three days before Scots vote on whether to secede from Britain. “I want to speak very directly to the people of this country today about what is at stake,&...