Sad news today as ′The Iron Lady′, Margaret Thatcher dies at the age of 87 from a stroke. News of the former British Prime Minister passing away came from Lord Tim Bell, spokesman for the Baroness Margaret Thatcher. She was the first woman to achieve the office of Prime Minister and made a huge impact on the UK and the world at large. An ardent Conservative, by American standards, she turned around the failing Socialist economy of Great Britain which was mired in state-run bureaucracies and powerful labor unions through most of the 1970s. Her solution was privatization, decreasing regulations and taking on the unions in a battle to restore some Capitalism. Thatcher played a major role in global politics, challenging the Soviet Union, helping to free Poland and combating military invasions by Argentina and Iraq. Her legacy is outstanding and she will be sorely missed by all lovers of freedom.