What did Margaret Thatcher do for the United Kingdom?

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Baroness Thatcher, Britain's first female premier, was Conservative prime minister from 1979 to 1990 and won three successive general elections.

She has died "peacefully" after suffering a stroke while staying at the Ritz hotel in central London.

Newsnight examines Lady Thatcher's significance - firstly considering what Margaret Thatcher did for the United Kingdom, as Martha Kearney reports.

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