How British Jews built Thatcherism
Many of U.K. Jews deserted the left and voted for Margaret Thatcher. But it was largely thanks to a handful who built her election campaign that she became prime minister, changing the face of British politics in the process.
A nagging thought, as Thatcher Week reaches its peak with Wednesday's funeral: Never a supporter, and now observing from afar both the pomp of British ceremony and the swelling chorus of disapproval outside St Paul’s Cathedral, I am bothered by the role that Britain’s Jews might have played in Margaret Thatcher’s political successes.
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