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Poland Plans to Name Roundabout after Thatcher — No U-Turns


Warsaw city officials are moving forward with what they believe would be ”the perfect way” to honor the late Margaret Thatcher: renaming a roundabout after her.

At a Conservative-party congress in 1981 when some were urging her to moderate her positions, Thatcher famously remarked, “for those waiting with bated breath for that favorite media catchphrase, ‘the U-turn,’ I have only one thing to say: You turn if you want to. The lady’s not for turning.” Polish council members said the roundabout would be a fitting tribute, since “it makes U-turns unnecessary.”

Thatcher is popular in Poland and throughout Eastern Europe for her role in ending the Cold War, and other Polish politicians have proposed building a statue in her honor.


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