posted on Apr, 8 2013 @ 07:35 AM
Originally posted by woogleuk
reply to post by caladonea
She destroyed a nation....
Privatisation of industry (also ending government subsidies)
Reduced taxes for the rich
Threatened to use nukes during the Falklands conflict (a conflict which could have been avoided had she paid attention)
Destroyed local democracy and centralised everything from Whitehall
Heavy taxation (ex. VAT increased from 8% to 17.5%)
There are plenty more, and I am sure others can give you more details...but above all else...SHE STOLE MY MILK!
Why did she destroy a nation? That is complete claptrap in my opinion but each to their own mate.
Lets just take a look at some of the things you listed.......
Poll Tax - seen as aggressive at the time but actually turned out to be a watered down version of Council Tax. New Labour the bad guys..........
Destroyed Unions - Guilty but frankly made perfect sense at the time. Dos anyone remember the 3 day week? Major blackouts etc, because of overly
militant completely unrealistic Union demands?
Closed Mines - Complete rubbish. NUM demands, combined with rising extraction costs (viable again now though) made coal mining a complete waste of
time. Losing hundreds of millions each year just to keep the pits open. The ironic thing is that Maggie gets all the hate and yet Scargill and the NUM
are seen as heroes, which is such a distortion of the truth that even Hollywood would say it is too much of a jump!