The fall of Margaret Thatcher

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  • The Fall of Margaret Thatcher
    • Opposition
      • Disagreements amongst party lead to resignation of colleagues
      • Heseltine
        • Challenged her for leadership
          • Lead to ballot
            • She won first ballot but not by enough, so there had to be a second.
              • Challenged her for leadership
                • Lead to ballot
                  • She won first ballot but not by enough, so there had to be a second.
      • Resignation of colleagues
        • Lawson
          • Chancellor of Exchequer
          • Wanted Britain to join ERM
            • Important figure in her government
              • Highlights that own party were beginning to disagree with her
                • Her own party were running
                  • Disagreements over Europe
        • Howe
          • Disagreements over Europe
      • Miscalculation
        • Poll tax
        • Going to Paris during first ballot
        • Appointing PPS Peter Morrison to run ballot campaign
        • Calling Lib-Dem's 'Dead parrots'
      • By-election defeats
        • Lost Mid-Staffordshire
          • Continually losing support
            • Lost Eastbourne
        • Lost Eastbourne
        • Called Lib-Dem's 'dead parrots'
          • Creating unnecessary conlicts
      • Europe
        • 'NO, NO, NO' speech
        • Disagreements
          • Howe resigned
          • Did not want to join ERM
            • Had a small minority in the government

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