From free markets to low tax, and a smaller state, Thatcher made privatisation a global brand, but was undone by deregulation.

This article titled “What is Thatcherism?” was written by Michael White, for guardian.co.uk on Monday 8th April 2013 18.44 UTC

Margaret Thatcher was unique among British political leaders, raised amid pragmatic traditions and an instinctive distaste for all-embracing ideological prescriptions that appealed to many fellow Europeans. She gave her name to an “ism” which became a recognisable, if controversial, export around the world as governments struggled to modernise their societies.

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