Oh oh, the Alfa males are kicking off..
im sure the situation will break down soon enough.
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Sank a ship to win am election?I was 12 at the time...were the British public realy that fickle?
I'm a member of a trade union,i have a vote if the union think we need industrial action,back then i believe a union member didn't.
It's funny how it seems everyone complains about the radical policies she introduced(bear in mind the country was on its a*se)but no governmount has sought to change things to how they were?!
She has been blamed for the banking crisis for example....so why couldn't the following lab and con governmonts regulate them heavier if there was going to be a problem?!
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Hopefully all the sickos, anarchists, trade unionists, ex-miners and general Rent A Mob lefty scumbags will enjoy their dancing on the grave party in Trafalgar Square on Saturday, and leave the day of the funeral to the majority of normal decent folk who wish to pay their respects to our greatest ever peacetime Prime Minister.
Sank a ship in retreat to win an election? Actually, sank an ENEMY warship that was a potential threat to BRITISH warships, to protect British lives - there is no restriction in war on sinking an enemy ship depending on which direction it is travelling - if fact its direction of travel is completely irrelevent. As for the old "election" claim, grow up.
Introduced the Poll Tax? Yes. Which was fairer than the previous Rates system. Everyone using services paid for them.
Destroyed the unions by warfare tactics? Oh yes. Most definitely needed. Do you remember the 70's ?
I'm sorry, a human being has died but she was responsible for some horrid times in the UK.
The point was back then they didn't need a vote, a Union could just pull its members out (could have worded that better) whenever they felt like it for any reason, no matter how trivial. And they did. Frequently.
No signature worth mentioning...
Yes, but she lied about th eknown facts.
Still haven't got the hang of quoting yet, have you, bless you.
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OK new question: What's more divisive, Margret Thatcher or premium HDMI leads?
Discuss (and ducks for cover)
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What, like this you mean ?
My composition in the last post was completely intentional; I was trying to make it easier for the hard of thinking on here to understanding. Unfortunately, I completely overestimated your level of understanding, so I apologise and will try and dumb it down a bit further so you have a chance of grasping the point.
Now, time for school - go do your research on the Belgrano, find out what really happened, not what the Guardian has brainwashed you into believing, and then come back and have a sensible conversation, there's a good lad.
I think I'm labelled as some kind of looney lefty, and though my political leanings are to the left, I am actually a very disillusioned ex-labour voter, who no longer votes.
The facts are that Mrs Thatcher was the most unpopular prime minister within a few years of winning the 1979 election, very low scores in the polls. A royal wedding and war followed, suddenly people feel happier to be British, and Maggie wins the election. The cynical amongst us could say that the war won her the election, and that she sacrificed the lives of all the service men and women to win a further term.
The unions had to change. The strikes that lead into the 1979 election brought the country to a standstill, and the majority of the British public would agree that the winter of discontent should never be allowed to happen again. Did Maggie go too far? Probably.
She did de-regulate the financial sector, and you're not wrong that subsequent governments could have changed this, but as much of the economic prosperity of that time was financial services based, it was never going to happen.
But, there are so many things that she got badly wrong.
She did support the racist South African government.
She did support Pinochet, an evil murderer of his own people.
She did state that there was no such thing as society, only the individual. This in my view was the beginning of the breakdown in society, and I do blame her, and her alone for this.
She closed schools and hospitals, while the rich got tax cuts. I remember being at school at this time,and having to share a text book with atleast 2 other people, because my school, a brand new school built by a Labour government, had no money for books.
She destroyed the manufacturing base of this country.
She destroyed huge parts of the north of England, while waging war on the unions.
She did enable people in council houses to buy their own houses, but she never put any legislation in place, or gave any financial support for councils to replace the stock of homes lost. This is still costing the country to this day.
The list could go on.
For the few things she did right, she did many many more wrong.
She was cold-hearted, humourless, emotionless, ruthless, and calculating. She knew nothing of the arts or music, and she had no love for anybody, and I will be shocked if we see any tears at her funeral, even from her immediate family.
I do not celebrate her death, though the old me certainly would have, but I will not condemn those who do, because she never cared for the people whose lives were destroyed by her policies.
Her supporters state that she stood for freedom. If this is true, then the BBC should be forced to play the whole of "Ding Dong....", and the people should be allowed to protest freely at her funeral, and not shoved into a corner out of the view of the cameras and press.
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Yes, well done you!
I was listening to five live this morning and the topic of ''ding dong'' was being debated.My opinion is that it most defanatley should be played...it deserves too as it has earned its place in the download charts...lets face it the song has no place there amoung the youthfull artists of today but never the less its been voted for,why turn a pop music slot into a political argumant...just play it and maybe someone's nan might at least enjoy it:)
And have you read my post above? Just wondered if you think I'm being fair? I know you won't agree with some of my personal views on Mrs T, but I do think I've been quite fair on my view of her policies.
This is a genuine question, not a wind up or deliberate provocation.
I feel it is our duty to vote,even if we spoil the ballot paper tbh.
Sorry but that last sentance isn't cynical,imho it's downright discusting.
Where was the oposition then,surley socialism offered an alternative...or did it?
Can you expand on that...how did they go too far?
I dont think this is correct as from an interview i read said it was clearly stated that she and the government supported all sanctions against SA,but she did say the ANC were terrorists...but as they say ''one mans freedom fighter is another mans terrorist'
Apparently the state could not afford to subsidise it.
I live in west yorks....it's actualy quite nice!
Again succesive governments could have adopted a rebuilding policy.
I'm genuinly interested in reading your thoughts BBB,and maybe our political views may differ but i certainly don't label you anything
I won't get into a debate with you, I genuinely dislike talking politics these days, and when 2 people's views are so far apart from each other's, no good ever comes from discussing it
But I respect your honesty, and politeness, and I will try to respect your views from now on.
The other guy can shove it though.
i find politics interesting,as long as it doesn't involve polaticians(unless it's Boris),much more informative coming from a neighbour:)
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