World Weekly with Gideon Rachman
  • The Thatcher legacy Apr 16, 2013 - 4:23 pm
  • The past week in Britain has been a reminder of the bitterness of the politics of the 1980s as a vehement debate has broken out about the legacy of Margaret Thatcher since her death last week. For Conservatives, she remains a hero who rescued the British economy and helped to win the Cold War. But for the left, she was a villain who provoked social division and wrecked Britain's relations with the European Union. Chris Giles, economics editor, and Philip Stephens, chief political commentator, join Gideon Rachman to attempt to arrive at a more nuanced verdict on the Iron Lady's legacy -- for Britain and the world.
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  • Each week World Weekly focuses on some of the major international political stories that are making the headlines - drawing upon the FT's team of foreign correspondents and international analysts to make sense of world events

    Presented by Gideon Rachman

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