German Chancellor Angela Merkel signs a book of condolence in memory of former British Prime Minister Margaret Thatcher. Photo: AP German Chancellor Angela Merkel signs a book of condolence in memory of former British Prime Minister Margaret Thatcher. Photo: AP
German Chancellor Angela Merkel signs a book of condolence in memory of former British Prime Minister Margaret Thatcher. Photo: AP

Thatcher never lost her political sparkle, say trusted friends

Even as the end neared for the former British prime minister, she was still capable of an incisive and clever response, say trusted friends

German Chancellor Angela Merkel signs a book of condolence in memory of former British Prime Minister Margaret Thatcher. Photo: AP German Chancellor Angela Merkel signs a book of condolence in memory of former British Prime Minister Margaret Thatcher. Photo: AP
German Chancellor Angela Merkel signs a book of condolence in memory of former British Prime Minister Margaret Thatcher. Photo: AP
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