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    Re: Baroness Thatcher dies, age 87

    Quote Originally Posted by Andalublue View Post
    Your grasp of the English language is not great. I lived with her as PM. I lived with her controlling the government which ****ed up our country. I lived with her mismanagement. Yes, I lived with her. I notice that all but one of the posters here who lived with her also feel less than sorry at her demise, and all but one of her defenders never seems to have had any direct experience. Telling.
    Have you ever figured out that when far lefties hate a politician that is an endorsement of her merit to those who are not on the left? she stood with our country against the communist scum so that gives me standing to praise her. Just as you have complained about our leaders who aren't socialists



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    Re: Baroness Thatcher dies, age 87

    Quote Originally Posted by Manc Skipper View Post
    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
    Shouldn't you be sharing your own opinion here and base it on some facts?

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    Re: Baroness Thatcher dies, age 87

    Quote Originally Posted by TurtleDude View Post
    Have you ever figured out that when far lefties hate a politician that is an endorsement of her merit to those who are not on the left? she stood with our country against the communist scum so that gives me standing to praise her. Just as you have complained about our leaders who aren't socialists
    None of your leaders are socialists.

    Of course your wouldn't know this, but it's not just the far left who hated her. It was conservatives who ousted her, not leftists.
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    Re: Baroness Thatcher dies, age 87 [W:113]

    Quote Originally Posted by TurtleDude View Post
    Have you ever figured out that when far lefties hate a politician that is an endorsement of her merit to those who are not on the left? she stood with our country against the communist scum so that gives me standing to praise her. Just as you have complained about our leaders who aren't socialists
    Your stuck on this left vs right USA debate but thatchers political lean had nothing to do with it. Tony Blair brings out the same reaction with us Brits and he was a Labour PM, they are polarising leaders.

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    Re: Baroness Thatcher dies, age 87 [W:113]

    Quote Originally Posted by Higgins86 View Post
    Your stuck on this left vs right USA debate but thatchers political lean had nothing to do with it. Tony Blair brings out the same reaction with us Brits and he was a Labour PM, they are polarising leaders.
    as an American I appreciated the fact that Dame Thatcher tended to support the USA and blame the communists rather than the reverse



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    Re: Baroness Thatcher dies, age 87

    Quote Originally Posted by Andalublue View Post
    None of your leaders are socialists.

    Of course your wouldn't know this, but it's not just the far left who hated her. It was conservatives who ousted her, not leftists.

    The far left hated her and still do, but the people continued to vote for her.

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    Re: Baroness Thatcher dies, age 87 [W:113]



    She got real cozy with some far right wing dictators.


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    Re: Baroness Thatcher dies, age 87

    Quote Originally Posted by Grant View Post
    The far left hated her and still do, but the people continued to vote for her.
    People dont vote for Prime Minister...


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    Re: Baroness Thatcher dies, age 87 [W:113]

    Quote Originally Posted by TurtleDude View Post
    as an American I appreciated the fact that Dame Thatcher tended to support the USA and blame the communists rather than the reverse

    Which is understandable, I myself am a fan of her foreign policy record. However domestically she ruined peoples lifes and decimated whole regions, like I said very polarising .

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    Re: Baroness Thatcher dies, age 87 [W:113]

    Quote Originally Posted by Higgins86 View Post
    Which is understandable, I myself am a fan of her foreign policy record. However domestically she ruined peoples lifes and decimated whole regions, like I said very polarising .
    Sort of like Nixon



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