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Thatcher.

PostPosted: Fri Jan 03, 2014 7:26 pm
by LANDROVER ROGER
Interesting stuff coming out about the miners .

Re: Thatcher.

PostPosted: Sat Jan 04, 2014 6:23 am
by Shona
...but no surprise.

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PostPosted: Sat Jan 04, 2014 6:29 pm
by gizmo
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. :(

Re: Thatcher.

PostPosted: Sat Jan 04, 2014 7:04 pm
by odds
LANDROVER ROGER wrote:Interesting stuff coming out about the miners .


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

Pete.

Re: Thatcher.

PostPosted: Sun Jan 05, 2014 11:40 am
by LANDROVER ROGER

Re: Thatcher.

PostPosted: Tue Jan 07, 2014 6:44 pm
by Tom B
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.......

Re: Thatcher.

PostPosted: Wed Jan 08, 2014 7:19 am
by gizmo
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.

Re: Thatcher.

PostPosted: Wed Jan 08, 2014 2:43 pm
by petewick
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..........

Re: Thatcher.

PostPosted: Wed Jan 08, 2014 5:29 pm
by 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. :?

Re: Thatcher.

PostPosted: Thu Jan 09, 2014 9:58 am
by LANDROVER ROGER
I will be celebrating Thatcher's funeral by being unemployed. It's what she would have wanted.

Re: Thatcher.

PostPosted: Thu Jan 09, 2014 12:44 pm
by petewick
[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.......

Re: Thatcher.

PostPosted: Thu Jan 09, 2014 5:12 pm
by gizmo
Blair was as near a Thatcherite as you get. Better press agent though.

Re: Thatcher.

PostPosted: Fri Jan 10, 2014 4:03 pm
by petewick
Salmonds up in that region too......