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    Re: Baroness Thatcher dies, age 87

    Quote Originally Posted by Andalublue View Post
    That's spelled REPOSSESSION these days.
    No, wildly off the track. I know you have a hard stone in your heart for the Lady, but playing the "she did nothing good" game here just makes you look like a garden variety hater.

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    Re: Baroness Thatcher dies, age 87

    best wishes to her family. rest in peace.

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    Re: Baroness Thatcher dies, age 87

    Quote Originally Posted by clownboy View Post
    No, wildly off the track. I know you have a hard stone in your heart for the Lady, but playing the "she did nothing good" game here just makes you look like a garden variety hater.
    Here's just small part of what Margaret Thatcher inherited.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

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    Re: Baroness Thatcher dies, age 87

    Quote Originally Posted by ludahai View Post
    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?
    She opposed the EU to her dying day.
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    Re: Baroness Thatcher dies, age 87

    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.

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    Re: Baroness Thatcher dies, age 87

    Quote Originally Posted by Andalublue View Post
    Oh yes I was. Jailed twice for protesting against her police state; once supporting the miners, once for opposing her Falklands adventure.
    so you are saying that someone who broke the law disliked someone who supported law and order? color me SHOCKED I am sure the Communist regimes hated her as well. Hardly an argument against her



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    Re: Baroness Thatcher dies, age 87

    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
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    Re: Baroness Thatcher dies, age 87

    Quote Originally Posted by TurtleDude View Post
    so you are saying that someone who broke the law disliked someone who supported law and order? color me SHOCKED I am sure the Communist regimes hated her as well. Hardly an argument against her
    Lenin had apt phrase for these people but their usefulness has always been open to question.

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    Re: Baroness Thatcher dies, age 87

    Very sad.
    I really like her.
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    Re: Baroness Thatcher dies, age 87

    Quote Originally Posted by Aunt Spiker View Post
    Very sad.
    I really like her.
    You didn't have to live with her.
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