Before becoming prime minister, Margaret Thatcher had to try her hand at different positions before she was recognized as a person who changed the political life of the UK. Initially, her public appearances were associated with condemnation of the authorities, as well as demands to change outdated laws of the Conservative Party (Daddow, et al., 2019). Thatcher also criticized labor policy, convincing the people and authorities that the government’s control of prices and incomes was among the destructive methods for the UK economy (Daddow, et al., 2019). She shocks male officials, calling to vote for drastic transformations in various areas. Richardson (2017) mentions the legalization of abortion, the relaxation of certain clauses of divorce laws, tax cuts, the closure of unprofitable enterprises, and other controversial proposals. Thatcher achieved a significant influence on the government after taking the post of ambassador at the US Embassy in London.
After Margaret Thatcher became the head of the Conservative Party and took over as prime minister, she had to make tough decisions to transform the stagnant UK policy that led to inflation, unemployment, and strikes. One of her decisive steps was to announce the mass privatization of state property, which was unusual in the conditions of the long-term monopoly of the government (Richardson, 2017). Thatcher insisted that the UK spent much of the budget on unnecessary needs, and due to her efforts, the Conservative Party managed to improve economic performance and strengthen its political position. Thus, through tough initiatives and a clear leadership position, Margaret Thatcher transformed British politics by providing the country with economic growth and achieving the dominance of her party in the Parliament.
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Richardson, J. (2018). The Changing British Policy Style: From Governance to Government? British Politics, 13(2), 215-233.