Margaret Thatcher

  • How Margaret Thatcher came to sound the climate alarm

    Brendan Montague
    | 21st August 2018
    Margaret Thatcher was the first world leader to put climate change at the top of the agenda. Lord Lawson, her chancellor then, is now a mouthpiece for climate denial. So how does he explain her political support for the scientific consensus? BRENDAN MONTAGUE investigates

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    Oil and tobacco explain funding of neoliberalism

    Brendan Montague
    | 16th August 2018
    The Institute of Economic Affairs (IEA) helped Thatcher's rise to power and when she became prime minister she followed their programme. This success allowed the IEA to fundraise from industry giants—including oil and tobacco. BRENDAN MONTAGUE investigates

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