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Maragret Thatcher RIP.

Discussion in 'Political Rants' started by dunover, Apr 8, 2013.

    Apr 8, 2013
  1. dunover

    dunover Unofficial T&C's Editor Staff Member CAG PABnononaccred PABnonaccred PABinit mm3 webmeister

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    OK, no doubt we'll get the jokes. The bile. But I remember as a kid in shorts, no hot food because the power was off. No bins being emptied and the streets full of rubbish until the Army were called in. I remember bodies not being buried. Post not being delivered. The country was being wrecked by Marxists and communists infiltrating unions; life was a misery. It took 4 weeks via the GPO to get a telephone line (if you were lucky.) We looked weak, then the fascists took the Falklands. Ironically, we were rescued by a woman leader that had 'balls'. That didn't suck up to the E-USSR like the spineless twats Camoron and Blair and Brown. She passed away today. If you've been born in the last 30 years you won't remember the above events. You'll have been indoctrinated by the neo-Marxist Politically correct education system and politicians since. But I, and many more remember what it was like, and how despite her faults, she did right by most of us. RIP Maggie Thatcher.
     
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  3. harrys99

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    As a woman from the US-I had great admiration for Mrs. Thatcher as I was growing in to my own political thoughts in the 80's. RIP dear lady.
     
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    Just wait for webzcas to join this thread!
     
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  7. chuchu59

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    She went to China to discuss the future of Hong Kong and I was really impressed by her abilities. She was wrong-footed when she walked down the stairs after attending a meeting in China leading to superstitious people citing bad omens and she seemed uneasy when trying to carry an animal in her arms. Very colouful character and one I shall never forget. RIP Maggie.
     
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  9. jetset

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    This remarkable woman - the longest serving Brit Prime Minister in the 20th century and the only woman ever to hold that office, was undoubtedly a strong leader, although she seemed to attract either admiration or something bordering on hatred.

    On balance, I would say I admired her fearlessness and willingness to take really tough decisions - it took a lot of guts to take on the unions, and even to enter politics as a young woman in her twenties back in the fifties, when society was very different to what it is now.

    RIP Baroness Thatcher
     
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  11. dunover

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    Her philosophy was to end the UK post-war governments' criteria of managing decline, and to instead create a 'new' Britain. Abolishing exchange controls, creating a free market and reducing government interference. It was this which turned Hong Kong from a swamp to a prosperous hive of commerce in the 1960's, and was an influence for Reagan in the US. She constantly opposed communism and was instrumental in Gorbachev's 'Perestroika' and 'Glasnost' in the 1980's and the eventual fall of the Berlin Wall. Hard choices were made and to date all successive UK governments have done little to change what she created, whether control of the actions that can be taken by Unions, or free marketing and retention of the Pound as our currency. The big irony - our only leader since Churchill that had 'balls'.
     
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  13. ChopleyIOM

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    I've never read so much bollocks in so few words.

    I'm 38 so I remember the Thatcher years perfectly well, thanks.

    Maragret Thatcher RIP.: thatch.JPG,Apr 8, 2013
     
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  15. Rhyzz

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    'I've never read so much bollocks' - credible, intelligent response there.
     
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  17. KasinoKing

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    Very sad news.
    My best mate hated her with a passion, but I was the opposite - I think she was the best post WW2 Prime Minister this country ever had.
    I'm a "little older" than Chopley, and I remember how shite the country was in 1979 before she came to power and sorted it all out.
    RIP Maggie :thumbsup:

    KK
     
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  19. ChopleyIOM

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    It's about all dunover's post merited, to be honest.

    Thatcher's legacy is there for everyone to see, and from where I'm sat, it's breathtakingly ugly.
     
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  21. ChopleyIOM

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    Decent obituary video here at The Guardian, and Oliver Letwin is given a fair chance to gob off about how great she was.

    Polly Toynbee is rather more critical of her.

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    I'm a proper old lefty (I'd describe myself as a socialist) so I was never going to shed any tears for Maggie.
     
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  23. jetset

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    Here's a somewhat more balanced review of her political and leadership career.
     
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  25. Phantom

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    Baroness Margaret Thatcher RIP

    A great Prime Minister

    A Great leader

    And a great Briton
     
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  27. Borgie

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    I am not to the left or to the right or even in the middle:). I pay my dues and obey the law. However I believe that whether you were left wing or right wing that you could not fail to notice the impact this lady had on our Country for right or wrong. She stood up for what she believed and she was not afraid to face the consequences head on. She was somebody who made a difference.

    When ANYONE dies - I believe it is respectful to put aside the fact that they perhaps didn't do what each of us as individuals would have wanted them to have done. Her time in office may have affected us BUT she was a mother and a grandmother. Her family and friends will mourn her, she was loved by them. Because of them even if for nothing else - we should be respectful. We don't need to add to their pain.
    Death is a time to end bad feeling.
     
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  29. mimi26

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    I couldnt care less about that woman, she was a disgraceful inhuman being who made millions suffer to line the pockets of the wealthy, she destroyed this country was a closet racist who openly supported apartheid. I am sad she was ever born
     
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  31. dunover

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    To which I will reply with one of her quotes:

    'Socialism is fine until you run out of other people's money.'
     
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  33. ChopleyIOM

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    Yeah because unbridled and unchecked capitalism (which she kicked off in the 80s with banking deregulation and privatisation) didn't end up with the people of the UK via their taxes bailing out the entire bust banking sector and effectively handing over huge chunks of their money to the rich elite.

    Oh no, wait, that's exactly what happened - and you can trace that back to the Thatcher/Reagan era, and then the New Labour era where they shamefully did nothing about it.

    And lest we forget that massive numbers of once proud British companies have ended up in foreign hands, fleecing the UK consumer for the benefit of their owners and shareholders overseas, destroying our industrial base and leaving us at the mercy of forces over which we have no control - an entire country sold down the river in the name of privatisation and the 'free markets', which are only free for those at the top and everyone else can just get fucked.

    (I'm no fan of New Labour by the way, Blair and Brown were awful in a lot of ways, and simply 'Thatcher-Lite' in many other ways. What the UK needs IMO is a proper, principled, left-wing party.)
     
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  35. dunover

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    Irrational bile. In the 80's Britain was the second biggest creditor nation on Earth, after Japan. To this day, many famous names are owned by UK companies too. Colt Revolvers. AMOCO. Heckler and Koch. Verizon. Rio Tinto. I am not rich, the market is free for me too. I choose who I buy utilities from, not a government monopoly.
    OH, Chopley,I can name a few European countries that have had 'a proper, principled, left-wing party' in power for most of the last 20 years. Greece. Spain. Portugal. Cyprus. Unlike Britain, these are stunning examples of economic prowess.:D:D
     
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  37. mimi26

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    Justice for the 96
     
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  39. ChopleyIOM

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    The de-industrialising North of England wasn't a very nice place to grow up in the 80s, I saw for myself the devastation of her policies and ideology. Yeah she believed in what she was doing, she was at least honest and principled, but she was a disaster for our country.

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