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Anti-Margaret Thatcher badge

Margaret Thatcher, popularly known as 'Maggie' was the first female Prime Minister of the UK, holding office between 1979 and 1990. Her Conservative Party won power from the Labour Party in the 1979 general election, after a 'winter of discontent' involving industrial unrest and power cuts. The Conservative election campaign concentrated on Labour's failure to manage unemployment, with Saatchi & Saatchi's notorious 'Britain isn't working' poster of a job centre queue. The set of economic and social policies that came to be known as Thatcherism, including the restructuring of the industrial economy and the regulation of trade unions, were presented as responses to a country in crisis. This badge, through sarcasm, acknowledges that by many Thatcher and Thatcherism were seen as a 'solution' to Britain's problems.

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Taken on November 13, 2011