THATCHER'S DOWNFALL

A mind-map identifying the various reasons for Margaret Thatcher's downfall.

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  • THATCHER'S DOWNFALL
    • MICHAEL HESELTINE
      • 1986 RESIGNATION OVER WESTLAND AFFAIR
        • Consistent criticism of Thatcher's political style
          • Challenge to leadership in 1990
        • Sale of failing Westland Helicopters to America. Thatcher fabricated evidence.
      • Challenge to leadership in 1990
    • GEOFFREY HOWE
      • 1990 RESIGNATION OVER THATCHER'S ATTITUDE TOWARDS E.U.
        • Gave Heseltine reason to stand against Thatcher
        • Treated like 'punchbag' and 'doormat'
          • Consistent criticism of Thatcher's political style
        • NIGEL LAWSON
          • 1987 RESIGNATION OVER THATCHER'S CONSULTATION ALAN WALTERS
            • Supported  Howe's position post-resignation
              • 1990 RESIGNATION OVER THATCHER'S ATTITUDE TOWARDS E.U.
                • Gave Heseltine reason to stand against Thatcher
            • MARGARET THATCHER
              • Abrasive, regal and arrogant leadership style
                • Mistakes of not campaigning in the first ballot; not meeting as a cabinet to gather support
              • Distanced herself from those who supported her best; Lawson & Howe.
              • Never had a particularly strong grounding anyway?
                • 1983 election falsely won by Falklands rather than political ability
                • Economic policy too divisive, especially for 'wets'
                • Anti-Tory vote split between Liberals and Labour. Votes for other parties exceeded Tory vote by 4 million.

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