The Foreign Politics of Opposition: Margaret Thatcher and the Transatlantic Relationship before Power

  title={The Foreign Politics of Opposition: Margaret Thatcher and the Transatlantic Relationship before Power},
  author={James Cooper},
  journal={Contemporary British History},
  pages={23 - 42}
  • James Cooper
  • Published 19 February 2010
  • Political Science
  • Contemporary British History
As Leader of the Opposition, Margaret Thatcher undertook visits across the Atlantic, establishing an international profile and formulating a political narrative that would offer a new economic approach to the British electorate. This article will use Thatcher's visits to the America/USA as a case study of how domestic Opposition leaders can establish an international profile. It will examine how Thatcher's transatlantic trips were conducted and reported; how Thatcher negotiated the politics of… 
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