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Oscar-Winner MP Glenda Jackson Rips Thatcher in Parliament (VIDEO)

Photo of Anne Thompson By Anne Thompson | Thompson on Hollywood April 10, 2013 at 8:09PM

Meryl Streep won her second Best Actress Oscar playing Prime Minister Margaret Thatcher in "Iron Lady." And April 10 another 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.
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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.

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