As we remember, and celebrate, today the 38th anniversary of Margaret Thatcher becoming Prime Minister of the United Kingdom, it is worth quoting from one of her 1979 campaign speeches delivered on April 16th 1979 to a Conservative Party Rally in Cardiff, Wales. She said at the City Hall, the reversal of socialism in Britain would begin on May 4th. A campaign promise, which was prophetic: a rare occurrence among many politicians. But few politicians act or sound like the Iron Lady:
Change is coming. The slither and slide to the socialist state is going to be stopped in this United Kingdom of Great Britain and Northern Ireland, stopped, halted and turned back [applause]. It can be done, it will be done, and we intend to make a start on the 4th May.
Margaret Thatcher campaigning in 1979