The Battle for Britain – By Dr. Dhanpaul Narine

The Battle for Britain – By Dr. Dhanpaul Narine

PM Theresa May

Jeremy Corbyn

In November 1990 Margaret Thatcher resigned as Prime Minister of Great Britain. The knives were out for her months before as a result of three unpopular policies. The poll tax brought memories of a penal system of punishment and led to street riots.

The demonstrations at Trafalgar Square, and elsewhere, are still fresh in the memories of many. Secondly, Thatcher was accused of mishandling the economy; interest rates rose as well as inflation and wage increases were suppressed. In 1988, for instance, the nurses went on strike against her policies.

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