Thatcher's children

Thatcher's children

A nickname for the generation of people who grew up with Margaret Thatcher as a major political figure in the UK. Primarily heard in UK. Because we are Thatcher's children, we are very familiar with her political leanings and accomplishments.
See also: children
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Along with Thatcher's children, the small group of mourners also reportedly included Thatcher's personal assistant for more than 30 years, Cynthia Crawford; her former private secretary Lord Powell and her former political adviser Lord Bell.
The union jack draped-coffin was topped with a large bunch of white flowers and a note, by Thatcher's children Mark and Carol, reading: "Beloved mother, always in our hearts."
Thatcher's children, Mark and Carol, should have said no to Cameron and buried their mother in some quaint churchyard away from the public gaze, but I wonder why they didn't?
Baroness Thatcher's children, Sir Mark and Carol, and her grandchildren Amanda and Michael, got there just after 10.30am, before the Queen and the Duke of Edinburgh arrived at around 10.45am.
Thatcher's children Sir Mark and Carol, described the decision to keep Big Ben and the Westminster Clock silent (http://www.ibtimes.co.uk/articles/456090/20130411/margaret-thatcher-funeral-guest-list.htm) during their mother's funeral as a "great honour".
And yet, remember, many of "Thatcher's children" are still with us...
When details of the screenplay became public over a year ago, Thatcher's children were quoted in the press as being "appalled" at the concept.
the rioters are either Thatcher's children, spawned by a uncaring society that left an excluded underclass to fester, or Blair's children, a pampered minority, brought up in a culture of worklessness and failed by a too-soft liberal state that has let marriage die and allowed a culture of entitlement to breed resentment.
At the end of the programme Marr, rather forlornly, informs us that, like it or not, we're all Thatcher's children now.
All these had gone by the 90s, and I missed them, and a new breed had emerged, Thatcher's children, if you like, but they were not good children by a long chalk.
One speaker, executive member Shahid Malik, described himself as one of "Thatcher's children".
These dangerous subversives even asked a beer company to sponsor their intervention: this is what protest means to Thatcher's children.
But when Thatcher's children got in, one of their first acts was to bring back the Right to Buy discount.
Reprising her act of 30 years ago, Thatcher's children are playing Kick in the Teeth for 1,300 miners, their families and their communities.