Glenda Jackson
Glenda Jackson

Meryl Streep won her second Best Actress Oscar playing Prime Minister Margaret Thatcher in "The Iron Lady." And April 10 another two-time Oscar winner, Labour MP Glenda Jackson ("Women in Love," "A Touch of Class") delivered a powerful anti-Thatcher diatribe in the House of Commons, holding firm against the loud protests of her more conservative colleagues.

Meryl Streep in The Iron Lady
Meryl Streep in The Iron Lady

I was moved by this forthright speech, which demonstrates yet again the force of personality and spirit required to hold your own in the British Parliament.