Top 10 Facts About Margaret Thatcher

Her Nickname ‘The Iron Lady’ Originated from the USSR

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Famous in her opposition towards the USSR and its communist ideals, Margaret Thatcher soon became known within international politics as the ‘Iron Lady’. This name continued to stick long after the end of her time in 10 Downing Street and was even used as the title of the recent biopic based on her life, in which she was portrayed by Meryl Streep. During the time the Iron Lady was at the head of Government, many comedians, press affiliates and social commentators favoured the nickname on account of her often brash policies and mannerisms.