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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It may well be that Andrew Marr was right when summing up his book The History of Modern England The great legacy of the 1980s is that we are now all Thatcher's children, putting No 1 first.
To Thatcher's children, the market is always right and Government intervention is wrong.
Thatcher's children - most notably in the shape of David Cameron and heir presumptive George Osborne - can't believe their luck at history farcically repeating itself as the Buller Boys privatise the NHS, destroy the welfare state, shackle trade unions and flog what assets are left.
It is inevitable that Thatcher's children, who were noted for a big increase in school bullying and antisocial behaviour, have produced a moronic gossip society.
Thatcher's children, led by Cameron, want to finish her dirty work.
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.
BARONESS Thatcher's children Sir Mark and Carol Thatcher said they appreciated the "great honour" of Big Ben and Westminster's Great Clock falling silent during their mother's funeral tomorrow.
Thatcher's children Sir Mark and Carol, described the decision to keep Big Ben and the Westminster Clock silent (http://www.
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.