Reagan, Thatcher Forged A Close, Lasting Bond

Margaret Thatcher SC Reagan, Thatcher forged a close, lasting bond

WASHINGTON — Margaret Thatcher and Ronald Reagan, two self-assured and firm-speaking conservatives, joined forces in the early 1980s and drastically changed the economic and political landscapes in both of their countries.

Their calls for more-austere government and lower taxes still resonate with conservatives on both sides of the Atlantic. And their side-by-side standing up to Soviet communism is credited by those of all political stripes as hastening the end of the Cold War.

Thatcher died Monday in London of a stroke at 87.

The British prime minister and the American president had the kind of personal bond that is extremely rare at such high levels of power.

She was the first and last White House State Dinner guest during Reagan’s eight-year presidency. And when he died in 2004, at 93 after suffering for years with Alzheimer’s disease, a frail Thatcher attended his state funeral.

Read More at OfficialWire . By Tom Raum.

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