Before she was the Iron Lady, Thatcher worked in plastics


Peter Davis likes to think Margaret Thatcher had two key plastics qualities in abundance: durability and transparency.

"You always knew where she stood," Davis, director-general of the British Plastics Federation (BPF), told PlasticsToday.

Britain's first woman prime minister Margaret Thatcher died of a stroke on Monday, at the age of 87. The 'Iron Lady' held the prime minister position from 1979 to 1990.

Davis said that he got to know Margaret Thatcher when he became special advisor to the then Secretary of State for the Environment, Kenneth Baker. Thatcher approved his appointment. ...
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