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Margaret Thatcher: 9 Mind-Blowing Facts About The Iron Lady

#7. “Thatcher, the Milk Snatcher.”

“Thatcher, the Milk Snatcher.”

Thatcher was known by a less complimentary moniker. While serving as secretary of education in 1970, she ended a free milk program for schoolchildren between the ages of 7 and 11 in order to meet the Conservative government’s pledge to cut spending. Political opponents and the media labeled her “Thatcher, the Milk Snatcher,” and the Sun newspaper even called her “The Most Unpopular Woman in Britain.”

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