She floated in before my time
In the year of 1979,
Unions’ “Winter of Discontent”,
Ensured her rise to government.
Tory majority 43.
Began by quoting Assisi.
A change from previous older men,
Like Wilson, Heath and Callaghan.
First woman leader soon in trouble,
With unemployment surging at the double.
Two million, three million wow!
Also rioting (a bit like now).
Recession deep, few were earning,
The Lady pledged: She’s not for turning.
Then suddenly: in the South Atlantic,
Falklands War came: saved her neck!
In fairness, also should be said,
Labour Party largely dead,
Heading in “loony left” direction,
Forgot: supposed to win elections.
Welfare State soon derailed,
Miners fought her but quickly failed,
A bad time for schools and national health,
A good time for anyone out for self.
Third victory, economy booming,
But problems with Europe and Poll Tax looming,
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