“Britain’s Conviction Politician
Even her adversaries knew that Margaret Thatcher meant what she said.”
In this news of Thatcher’s passing away there is a fitting tribute to her memory. A conviction politician is a rare breed somebody like Gandhi or Mandela who is into politics not for polemics or for wealth and/or fame but out of sheer conviction. We surely will like to remember Thatcher as a conviction politician that differentiates her from all the others. Epithets often used for her like dogged ,obstinate , fussy ,decisive etc. only re-inforce this basic trait of her personality i.e strong convictions.
In Indian democracy we can only talk about “convict “politicians these days. Their conviction rate is quite high.