Maggie: Her Fatal Legacy

The new bestseller from the author of Give Me Ten Seconds an alternative biography of one of the most remarkable leaders of the twentieth century Maggie is John Sergeant s mordant analysis of Margaret Thatcher s career and, importantly, the legacy she has left to the Conservative party, which he would argue has been little short of disastrous He takes us from the glThe new bestseller from the author of Give Me Ten Seconds an alternative biography of one of the most remarkable leaders of the twentieth century Maggie is John Sergeant s mordant analysis of Margaret Thatcher s career and, importantly, the legacy she has left to the Conservative party, which he would argue has been little short of disastrous He takes us from the glory days of three successive election victories to the machinations that saw Mrs Thatcher s departure from Downing Street, and on to the years since, during which she has exerted a remarkable and sometimes baleful influence on the party she once led Sergeant brings to bear his trademark wit and keen sense of the absurd but also his deep understanding of the British political arena and an insight born of thirty years reporting on events in Westminster His access to those who worked for her, with her and against her is unique, from Michael Heseltine to Norman Tebbit, from John Major to Chris Patten and even Tony Blair It is vintage Sergeant and indispensable to anyone wishing to understand Margaret Thatcher s enduring influence.
Maggie Her Fatal Legacy The new bestseller from the author of Give Me Ten Seconds an alternative biography of one of the most remarkable leaders of the twentieth century Maggie is John Sergeant s mordant analysis of Margaret

  • Title: Maggie: Her Fatal Legacy
  • Author: JohnSergeant
  • ISBN: 9780330411851
  • Page: 186
  • Format: Paperback
  • 1 thought on “Maggie: Her Fatal Legacy”

    1. I was born in 1971 so a lot of my formative years were spent under Maggie Thatcher's premiership. At the time I cared little about it, other than through the wonderful Spitting Image, which was food for playground banter.Having recently moved back to the UK after a long spell abroad, I find myself becoming interested to learn about the period that I lived through but knew so little about. Though I cared little about politics until, well, until now really, Maggie stands firm in my mind like an ic [...]

    2. I picked this book up, thinking it would pass the next twenty minutes. I couldn’t put it down! Only a British voter would be so gripped by this story of dysfunctional dealings at Westminster. Sergeant is a respected commentator on Westminster and reported on the Thatcher years and on John Major’s time in office. His focus here is on Thatcher as an influence behind the scenes when she was no longer in power - and even when she was no longer in parliament. As an insight into a significant poli [...]

    3. A biting analysis of Maggie Thatcher's lasting political legacy on British politics. Of particular note is the 'behind the scenes' damage done to the Conservative Party after her resignation from office and the analysis that, due to the intricacies of Conservative Party selection processes, the Thatcherite cohort of MPs will be making an increasing contribution to party direction.

    4. Interesting read and nice to understand more post-premiership. It would probably have been more interesting were I British.

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