Margaret Thatcher conferred with ‘Great Briton’ title

February 1st, 2008 - 1:14 pm ICT by admin  

London, Feb 1 (ANI): Britains former Prime Minister Margaret Thatcher has been honoured with the ‘Great Briton’ title for her contribution to British politics.

Baroness Thatcher was conferred with the Morgan Stanley Great Britons Lifetime Achievement Award at the Guildhall in London.

“I am proud to have played my part in helping to transform the British economy and in restoring Great Britain’s standing on the world stage, the Telegraph quoted Thatcher, as saying.

I am delighted to have been honoured with such a prestigious award,” she added.

Conservative leader David Cameron, graciously acknowledging the contribution Margaret Thatcher said that ’she made the landscape we live in today.

“Today we know exactly what Thatcherism meant for our country; victory in the Cold War, victory against unbridled trade union power, the sale of council houses, the liberation of the British economy, said Cameron.

Yet all of this was achieved gradually, by a government that knew it had to take public opinion along with it if real and lasting change was to be made.

“That change was made. Margaret Thatcher is a fitting recipient of the Morgan Stanley Great Britons award, when we judge greatness as it should be judged: the scale of the legacy. She made the landscape in which we live today,” he added.

Harry Potter creator JK Rowling was also conferred with Morgan Stanley Great Briton of 2007, while Shami Chakrabarti, Director of Liberty was honoured for her outstanding contribution to campaigning and public life. (ANI)

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