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    Re: Baroness Thatcher dies, age 87

    Quote Originally Posted by Homer. View Post
    Never mind that she deliberately destroyed the manufacturing base in the UK and put no job replacement policies or re-training programs in place.
    When she came into power, unemployment was around 5.5%, within just 3 years it had almost tripled to over 13%. Remember, this was a deliberate policy.
    1. Part of a global economic downtown. 2. Administering harsh medicine Britain needed to become more competitive.
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    Re: Baroness Thatcher dies, age 87

    Quote Originally Posted by solletica View Post
    That's why they called her the iron lady. If you went on strike, you got the iron.
    Actually, not true. It was intended as a derisive nickname that was given to her by the Soviets while she was still in opposition in the 1970s. She wore it as a badge of honor.
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    Re: Baroness Thatcher dies, age 87

    Quote Originally Posted by Andalublue View Post
    You really don't know anything about socialist politics in the '80s, do you? Socialist Worker, Socialist Action, Militant and the like were tiny, fringe bit-part players. Of course I wish Foot had won and that she had lost. That way we wouldn't be in the **** we're in now, and I'm not talking economically, although a lot of that can be laid at her door too.

    The question is, are we a freer, more cohesive, more at ease with ourselves nation now than in 1980? Are we more alienated or more unified? Is there greater social mobility, or less? Is there rampant social inequality or less? What real benefits can British society look at and ascribe to Thatcher?
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    Re: Baroness Thatcher dies, age 87

    Quote Originally Posted by Red_Dave View Post
    I always find it stirking that those in Eastern Europe get so little credit for this.
    Of course Eastern Europeans get credit for it, but isn't it striking how much credit many of them give to Thatcher and Reagan?
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    Re: Baroness Thatcher dies, age 87

    Quote Originally Posted by Andalublue View Post
    Quite. Let's not forget that she was the number one opponent of German reunification too.
    Consistant with the age-old British dislike of the notion of a strong European state.

    You also know she was in favor of INCREASED British participation in Europe, right?
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    Re: Baroness Thatcher dies, age 87

    Quote Originally Posted by Andalublue View Post
    Quite. Let's not forget that she was the number one opponent of German reunification too.
    Many Germans were against too, and still are.The dark side of German reunification | Global News Journal

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    Re: Baroness Thatcher dies, age 87

    Quote Originally Posted by clownboy View Post
    Home ownership.
    That's spelled REPOSSESSION these days.
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    Re: Baroness Thatcher dies, age 87

    Quote Originally Posted by Andalublue View Post
    That's spelled REPOSSESSION these days.
    These days?

    Then that doesn't belong on a thread concerning Margaret Thatcher.

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    Re: Baroness Thatcher dies, age 87

    Quote Originally Posted by Andalublue View Post
    You really don't know anything about socialist politics in the '80s, do you? Socialist Worker, Socialist Action, Militant and the like were tiny, fringe bit-part players. Of course I wish Foot had won and that she had lost. That way we wouldn't be in the **** we're in now, and I'm not talking economically, although a lot of that can be laid at her door too.

    The question is, are we a freer, more cohesive, more at ease with ourselves nation now than in 1980? Are we more alienated or more unified? Is there greater social mobility, or less? Is there rampant social inequality or less? What real benefits can British society look at and ascribe to Thatcher?
    Giving Britain back their country. Taking it back from Unions, and reversing the damage that socialists had wrought.
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    Re: Baroness Thatcher dies, age 87

    Quote Originally Posted by Andalublue View Post
    That's spelled REPOSSESSION these days.
    Only if you don't pay for it.
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