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New Left Review I/198, March-April 1993

Andrew Gamble

The Entrails of Thatcherism

Margaret Thatcher was leader of the Conservative party for almost sixteen years and Prime Minister for eleven years. Under her leadership the Conservatives won three general elections and re-established themselves as the dominant party in the British state, while Labour declined to its interwar level of support. It was a period of almost unbroken Conservative success, which followed a period when the Conservatives had appeared to be in decline, and in danger of ceding their claim to be the natural party of government to Labour.

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