Margaret Thatcher resolves not to change course despite mounting criticism of her economic policy in Britain. The lady's not for turning, she said. To learn more about listener data and our privacy practices visit: https://www.audacyinc.com/privacy-policy Learn more about your ad choices. Visit https://podcastchoices.com/adchoices
How the policies of Margaret Thatcher shaped how the Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles was written and animated. A extract a boiling hot take through critique of the franchise Hosted on Acast. See acast.com/privacy for more information.
Episode 4 – Argentina dusts off the blueprint for a Falkland Island invasion as Margaret Thatcher is installed as Prime Minister
The Falklands War
As you heard last episode, Admiral Jorge Anaya had begun to plan an invasion of the Falklands by 1979, shortly after Argentina won the Soccer World Cup of 1978.Anaya had been commander-in-chief of the Argentine Navy and a member of the military junta that controlled the country since 1976. But by far the most important player in this saga was General Leopoldo Galtieri who became president shortly before Anaya was installed as navy chief. Incumbent president Roberto Viola’s health had been deteriorating.One of the more hawkish members of the Argentinian government was Admiral Anaya who was the longest serving member of the junta and some suggest he made the recovery of the Falklands a condition of his support for Galtieri as President. Some military leaders say this was a fallacy – it was in fact the other way around - that both Anaya and Air Force member of the Junta, Brigadier Lami Dozo, were approached by Galtieri to select a choice military project. This was not necessarily the Malvinas, but history will show that whatever the initial idea was, the islands were at the heart of propaganda campaigns. The military junta was in a rush. The top of the list for their foreign policy was the resolution of what they called the ‘Malvinas problem’. And of course, without the Navy’s full support there would be no resolution one way or the other. There was another significant event however before that year – and this the arrival on the international scene of someone called Margaret Thatcher. In May 1979 Labour was voted from power. While this initially led to more of the same when it came to the perception of the Falklands inside Whitehall by government technocrats, even Thatcher did not regard the islands as of great interest at least at first. Enter Constantino Davidoff an Argentine Businessman, who’d asked the Edinburgh-based firm of Christian Salvesen in 1977 whether it would sell the scrap material in four abandoned whaling stations in South Georgia. IT would. By 1979 he had a signed agreement and senor Davidoff paid one hundred thousand pounds for the rights to remove material before the end of March 1982. He’d only managed to leave Buenos Aires in March 1982 to collect his scrap metal but he had to check in at Grytviken first for permission from the all-powerful Steve Martin before salvaging at Leith and two other places called Husvik and Stromness. Get bonus content on Patreon See acast.com/privacy for privacy and opt-out information.
Margaret Thatcher served as UK prime minister between 1979 and 1990. Arguably the most divisive British politician ever, her reputation as a beacon of controversy and dogmatism precedes her. Thatcher, however, serves as an example of a politician whose reputation is so controversial that it has become very difficult to make an objective assessment of her time in office. My guest for this conversation is Lord Peter Lilley, who served in the cabinets of both Margaret Thatcher and John Major.
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Prime Ministerial, from the New Statesman | Margaret Thatcher
The New Statesman Podcast
Welcome to Prime Ministerial. In each episode Jonn Elledge and Stephen Bush will look at the legacy of the previous six prime ministers and ask whether they achieved success on their own terms. This final episode examines Margaret Thatcher’s premiership. The first woman to be prime minister and one of the Conservative Party’s most successful election winners, she was a divisive figure in British politics, and her legacy remains so. Thatcher won three general elections before being deposed by her MPs and replaced by her chancellor John Major, but she leaves a long shadow over the party today. Stephen and Jonn speak to the historian Florence Sutcliffe-Braithwaite, and Thatcher’s former aide, the MP John Whittingdale. Produced by Adrian Bradley and May Robson, with thanks to Caroline Crampton and Nick Hilton. Hosted on Acast. See acast.com/privacy for more information.