best wishes to her family. rest in peace.
Liverpool council considered public burying own dead in 1979 | UK news | The Guardian
Note that under the Socialists inflation had risen to 26.9%.http://libcom.org/history/1978-1979-...-of-discontent
Judging by the response from many from England, they feel toward Thacher like we workers here feel about Reagan. I'm not glad he is dead, just glad he isn't governing anymore.
The man from the "Independent" (centre right paper) sums it up very well in his assessment of "Thatcherism" rather than the lady herself.
" ...We are in the midst of the third great economic collapse since the Second World War: all three have taken place since Thatcherism launched its great crusade. This current crisis has roots in the Thatcherite free market experiment, which wiped out much of the country’s industrial base in favour of a deregulated financial sector.
A poisoned “debate” about social security rages in Cameron’s Britain. It focuses on the idea that there are large numbers of people stuck on benefits. It is certainly true that there were more people languishing in long-term unemployment last year than there were in all forms of unemployment 40 years ago. In large part, this is a consequence of Thatcherism’s emptying communities of millions of secure, skilled industrial jobs. Large swathes of Britain – mining villages, steel towns and so on – were devastated, and never really recovered. Even when Britain was supposedly booming, the old industrial heartlands had high levels of what is rather clinically described as “economic inactivity”.
Five million people now languish on social housing waiting lists, while billions of pounds of housing benefit line the pockets of private landlords charging rip-off rents. The scarcity of housing turns communities against each other, as immigrants or anyone deemed less deserving are scapegoated. But the guilt really lies with the Thatcherite policy of right-to-buy and failure to replace the stock that was sold off.... "
Owen Jones: Thatcherism was a national catastrophe that still poisons us - Comment - Voices - The Independent
I love the smell of face-palm in the morning!
"You ain't no Muslim bruv!"
I really like her.
A screaming comes across the sky.
It has happened before, but there is nothing to compare it to now.Pynchon - Gravity's Rainbow