Margaret Thatcher Named Great Briton Lifetime Achievement Awardee
London, England (AHN) - Former British Prime Minister Margaret Thatcher was bestowed Thursday with the Morgan Stanley Great Britons Lifetime Achievement Award. Her award is one of 8 given by the Great Briton Awards 2007.
Thatcher, who was recognized for rescuing Britain's greatness, served as Prime Minister until 1979. She is the only female to have held the post among Britain's 11 prime ministers.
In his talk, Tory leader David Cameron said Thatcher was a great modernizer and great pragmatist who dared to go against public opinion. "Today we know exactly what Thatcherism meant for our country; victory in the Cold War, victory against unbridled trade union power, the sale of council houses, the liberation of the British economy."