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Postby LANDROVER ROGER » Fri Jan 03, 2014 7:26 pm

Interesting stuff coming out about the miners .
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Re: Thatcher.

Postby Shona » Sat Jan 04, 2014 6:23 am

...but no surprise.
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Postby gizmo » Sat Jan 04, 2014 6:29 pm

What! A polititian getting found out lying through his/her teeth. Who'd have thought it.
Bet it wouldn't have happened with Labour in power. Oh, wait.
Ach well, might be better with a coalition. Yeh right. Same shit different rossette. :(
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Re: Thatcher.

Postby odds » Sat Jan 04, 2014 7:04 pm

LANDROVER ROGER wrote:Interesting stuff coming out about the miners .


A link to the subject that you are referring to might be useful Roger :)

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Re: Thatcher.

Postby LANDROVER ROGER » Sun Jan 05, 2014 11:40 am

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Re: Thatcher.

Postby Tom B » Tue Jan 07, 2014 6:44 pm

Wasn't the way she acted at least in part due to the uncompromising stance of the unions throughout the 70s - who bullied and beat at once one previous government? When they had the power they abused it, "all out!" at the drop of a hat. There needs to be a balance between unions and management, but the way it had been couldn't continue.......
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Re: Thatcher.

Postby gizmo » Wed Jan 08, 2014 7:19 am

I would think that is it in a nutshell. Also the newspaper "stories" said she considered using troops etc, she wouldn't have been doing her job if she hadn't thought about all the possible scenarios.
Those of us of a certain age remember the shambles the country was in back in the day (seems as though some things never change) the constant strikes over bugger all in some cases, the inefficiences of the nationalised industries were legendary and union power was out of control, remember Grunwick etc.
Trouble is once she had knocked them down, she didn't stop kicking and now we have lost nearly all of our heavy industry.
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Re: Thatcher.

Postby petewick » Wed Jan 08, 2014 2:43 pm

Aye, the unions were out of control, but so was Thatcher come the time of the miners
strike and the recession of the early 80's.
She wanted a divided society and got it, her legacy lives on..........
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Re: Thatcher.

Postby gizmo » Wed Jan 08, 2014 5:29 pm

Totally agree. Never voted Tory in my life, would rather vote Monster Raving Loony. I just cant stand the standard response of "everything was her fault" when there was blame all over the place.
Look at the succession of nonentities we have had since though and the state of the counry now.
If she was completely wrong, why did Blair not reverse her legacy when he had the chance. :?
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Re: Thatcher.

Postby LANDROVER ROGER » Thu Jan 09, 2014 9:58 am

I will be celebrating Thatcher's funeral by being unemployed. It's what she would have wanted.
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Re: Thatcher.

Postby petewick » Thu Jan 09, 2014 12:44 pm

[quote="gizmo"]Totally agree. Never voted Tory in my life, would rather vote Monster Raving Loony. I just cant stand the standard response of "everything was her fault" when there was blame all over the place.
Look at the succession of nonentities we have had since though and the state of the counry now.
If she was completely wrong, why did Blair not reverse her legacy when he had the chance. :?[/quot

I think maybe he tried, initially, but got caught up with that clown Dubya in an illegal, unwinnable conflict and lost the credibility of the nation.......
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Re: Thatcher.

Postby gizmo » Thu Jan 09, 2014 5:12 pm

Blair was as near a Thatcherite as you get. Better press agent though.
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Re: Thatcher.

Postby petewick » Fri Jan 10, 2014 4:03 pm

Salmonds up in that region too......
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