On this day: a Prime Minister and a President

British leader Margaret Thatcher and US President Ronald Reagan watch the Changing of the Guard at the White House on the 26th of February 1981.

1981 is considered to be the toughest of the prime ministership of Thatcher, the “Iron Lady”. In the weeks after this picture was taken race riots broke out across England, and a number of Irish demonstrators died in hunger strikes while imprisoned.

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2 thoughts on “On this day: a Prime Minister and a President

  1. My only reaction is ‘ugh’!

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