Related Overviews

Margaret Thatcher (b. 1925) British Conservative stateswoman, Prime Minister 1979–90


United Kingdom


See all related overviews in Oxford Index » »


More Like This

Show all results sharing this subject:

  • Politics


Show Summary Details

Quick Reference

A shorthand for the economic principles underlying the policies of the Thatcher government in the UK from 1979 to 1990. These included promotion of competition to strengthen economic incentives, reduction of the role of government by deregulation and privatization, reliance on monetary policy to eliminate inflation, widening of individual choice, for example through the sale of council houses to their tenants, and a reduction in the powers of trade unions.

Subjects: Politics.

Reference entries

See all related reference entries in Oxford Index »

Users without a subscription are not able to see the full content. Please, subscribe or login to access all content.