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Originally posted by HelenConway
Were you even alive when she was PM - I was. What you are saying has no truth.
I would however like to point out we have 8 million unemployed today - thanks to 12 years of Labour,
Also did you know what it was like in 1979 when Mrs Thatcher's govt took over - the dole queues were massive, 3 day week, electrcity cuts, the country had to go the IMF to borrow money [ first time ever], the dead were not being buried, rubbish not collecetd, black outs all the time.
That was under Labour.
Why are you denying that ? I can only conclude you do not know because you are just repeating propagande or you were not alive at that time, so again you are repeating learned phrases of hate ?
Originally posted by HelenConway
Was Bobby Sands an IRA terrorist ?
Originally posted by JDmOKI
reply to post by nerbot
I don't understand why is she so hated? I know nothing about her.
I could research but Im a college student and ive done enough of that for todayedit on 9-4-2013 by JDmOKI because: (no reason given)
And by ending the wretched policy of one-sided detente that had allowed the Soviets to march into Europe, Korea and Afghanistan, she set in train the events that would free hundreds of millions of people from what, in crude mathematical terms, must be reckoned the most murderous ideology humanity has known.
Why, then, do Lefties loathe her so much?
You always get the same answer: ‘She closed down the old industries.’
She didn’t, of course: she simply stopped obliging everyone else to subsidise them.
But let’s leave that objection to one side. Ask yourselves this, my Leftie friends: in what other developed country are the heavy industries still going as they were in the Seventies?
The world was changing and every nation had to adapt. All over Europe and North America, steel mills, coal mines and dockyards were closing, unable to compete with the developing world.
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An article in The Economist (15-21 September 2012) argued that the gap between the north and south in life expectancy, political inclinations and economics trends was growing to the extent that they were almost separate countries. They argued that one of the main causes of this was the migration of young professionals from the north to work in London, whereas it is much less common for young professionals from the south to move to a northern city.
The data shows just how the north-east of England is at the top of these indicators. The key rankings are:
• Most at risk of falling into poverty: Middlesborough
• Most likely to contain people living in poverty: Hull
• Most at risk of long-term unemployment: Newham
• Greatest risk of child poverty: Newham
• S Tyneside is the place most at risk of households with COPD, chronic obstructive pulmonary disease.
There were 2.9 million children who lived in families where the household income was just £236 a week – or £12,300 a year – considered as the poverty line in Britain.
Nine out of ten of the poorest areas in England are in the North West, a church charity has said.
A report from a group of charities has placed three of the region's towns in the worst ten for the number of families struggling below the breadline.
The worst town in our region is Middlesbrough, where almost 40 per cent of children live in poverty.
This figure is closely followed by Newcastle and Hartlepool.
At least 600,000 of almost 2.7 million Britons living in the Greater Manchester region, north of the UK, are struggling in “extreme poverty”, according to the Greater Manchester Poverty Commission.