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Thatcherism: the radical ideology that became the global norm

LONDON (Reuters) – More than three decades after Margaret Thatcher became Britain’s prime minister, her economic legacy – reviled and revered – still ripples across the world.

Whether it is euro zone finance ministers demanding debt-laden countries privatize state-run companies, U.S. politicians seeking spending cuts and curbs on unions, or Britain itself putting its Royal Mail on the auction bloc, the tenets of Thatcherism, for better or worse, are alive.

Feb 19, 2013

Love is not light and fluffy for singer Richard Thompson

LONDON, Feb 19 (Reuters) – If you want a silly little love
song, don’t bother with Richard Thompson – the singer-songwriter
does angst not amour.

Instead of beating hearts, flowers and sunny days, you get
bitter break-ups, painful goodbyes, spite and the long walk

Feb 4, 2013

Cult musician Wilko Johnson “so alive” as death approaches

WESTCLIFF-ON-SEA, England, Feb 4 (Reuters) – Wilko Johnson,
cult guitarist from 1970s beat band Dr Feelgood and herald of
English punk rock, is on a high – even though he is dying of
pancreatic cancer.

The musician, songwriter and sometime actor has watched with
amazement as a planned tour of farewell concerts sold out and
interest has surged in almost anything he has touched, including
the 2009 award-winning documentary “Oil City Confidential.”

Jan 30, 2013

From Doc Watson to lifetime folk award, Dougie MacLean sings on

LONDON (Reuters) – In the 1970s, before he could make a living playing music, Scottish folk singer Dougie MacLean found himself with a temporary job driving an American family around Europe in a mini-bus.

It was a serendipitous moment for a performer who is poised to receive a lifetime achievement accolade at the BBC Folk Awards: The family was that of Doc and Merle Watson, two of America’s most celebrated bluegrass, country and gospel singers.

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      "Chief Desk Editor, Economics & Markets, based in London. Previously European Investment Correspondent, Bureau Chief for Greece and Cyprus in Athens and Senior Correspondent for the European Union in Brussels. Began career covering U.S. politics in Washington D.C."
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