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    I do say Watson.....I would have to tip my hat to the Ole Girl.



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    ARGH the freaking conservative TV idiots are making **** up.. Right now on Sky News there is some sort of expert British woman from Fox News saying "Maggie Thatcher was the first democratically elected female leader"... BULL****!

    Siramova Bandaranike was elected Prime Minster of Sir Lanka in 1960, Indira Gandhi of India (biggest democracy on the planet) in 1966, Golda Meir of Isreal in 1969 just to name a few...

    And then she had the nerve to say that there had been no significant female leaders since.. WTF? Maybe not in the UK or US, but come on...
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    World media following the deeply divisive line - though the Argentines seems to paint her as all round awful, the Chinese thinking her a legend.

    BBC News - Margaret Thatcher dies: World media reaction

    Media here is pretty divided too. The end of the Troubles quite close to her departure has been viewed in two ways - either it shows she beat the terrorists with uncompromising war-time resolve which sped up the decline of the Republican's militant wing or they wouldn't come to the table until she was gone, radicalised a few more and so she delayed the process.

    Anyway, I want Infinite Chaos to show up to get the other side of the Brit coin.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Higgins86 View Post
    thats not the issue, the issue people are taking is his "lack of respect" but he and many other people didnt respect her. My mother's brother, father and freinds all lost their jobs during the closure of the mines and she survived on scraps during the strikes, she posted a picture today with a bottle of champagne she saved from her dad's funeral a couple years ago. She was celebrating. This women cuts very deep into the British working classes.
    Thing is Higgins, people who didn't live through it can't understand what it was like. If you were working class and northern you really did feel as if you were living in a fascist police state. Working in Sunderland during the miners' strike of 1984-5 on the edge of the Durham coalfield, I saw first hand police blockades of mining villages, forcible evictions, picket lines attacked by riot police with shield, truncheons and tear gas, strikers' families being starved into submission. The strike was followed by privatisation and the fulfillment of what the strikers had warned, that the policy was to destroy the industry. These coalfield villages are now virtual ghost towns. The only thing left is the poverty and alienation. I was a welfare rights advisor at the time. The images of those days have never left me.
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    RIP Maggie. You drove the wobblies wacky and still do. Good for you!

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    Quote Originally Posted by jonny5 View Post
    What about the parts that WANT to belong to the UK? Falklands didnt rebel, they were invaded.
    haha.......
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    Quote Originally Posted by Andalublue View Post
    Thing is Higgins, people who didn't live through it can't understand what it was like. If you were working class and northern you really did feel as if you were living in a fascist police state. Working in Sunderland during the miners' strike of 1984-5 on the edge of the Durham coalfield, I saw first hand police blockades of mining villages, forcible evictions, picket lines attacked by riot police with shield, truncheons and tear gas, strikers' families being starved into submission. The strike was followed by privatisation and the fulfillment of what the strikers had warned, that the policy was to destroy the industry. These coalfield villages are now virtual ghost towns. The only thing left is the poverty and alienation. I was a welfare rights advisor at the time. The images of those days have never left me.
    Dont forget, what Maggie Thatcher did to Scotland and Wales, basically wiped out the Conservative party in those two regions.. even to this day. In Scotland there is 1 conservative MP or did he loose his seat last election? Scotland use to be a main Conservative base back in the day as I understand it.. not after Maggie Thatcher.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Grant View Post
    Leftists are filled with hate and we can see it everywhere.

    Could we really expect anything different now?
    I've heard plenty of hate for Obama from the right.

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    Re: Baroness Thatcher dies, age 87

    Quote Originally Posted by Andalublue View Post
    Thing is Higgins, people who didn't live through it can't understand what it was like. If you were working class and northern you really did feel as if you were living in a fascist police state. Working in Sunderland during the miners' strike of 1984-5 on the edge of the Durham coalfield, I saw first hand police blockades of mining villages, forcible evictions, picket lines attacked by riot police with shield, truncheons and tear gas, strikers' families being starved into submission. The strike was followed by privatisation and the fulfillment of what the strikers had warned, that the policy was to destroy the industry. These coalfield villages are now virtual ghost towns. The only thing left is the poverty and alienation. I was a welfare rights advisor at the time. The images of those days have never left me.
    The Coalfields would have closed down anyway, indeed coal is now considered a dirty fuel and coal power stations demonised by environmentalists. In terms of the Durham Coalfield most of it had already closed by the time Thatcher came to power, so she can't be blamed for the closing of most of the County Durham Coalfield. The main mining areas bythe 80's were Yorkshire and Nottinghamshire.

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