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Originally posted by MrInquisitive
Originally posted by eletheia
reply to post by MrInquisitive
Surely if you are directing someone to a 'George Galloway' rant/site in the interest of
fairness you should also provide an alternative site for comparison??
Well try this one britainwatch.co.uk... and click onto
Margaret Thatchers Passing
No, surely I shouldn't have to. I'll leave that to Thatcher apologists/hagiographers such as yourself. But I do encourage all to check out some George Galloway videos as he talks truth to power like no other politician.
Do people also realize that Thatcher and her Tory party never had a majority government? Her party won 44% the first time she came to power as PM, then 42% and 40% respectively the next two times. Her downfall was trying to institute the poll tax, a medieval and regressive tax that is meant to disenfranchise the poor.
Originally posted by HelenConway
reply to post by SearchLightsInc
Evidence of a class divide - hey.
I do not think so,.
I think the death dancers and grave celebrations show a gap between normal people who show respect at someones passing and a nasty, mean, callous element of British society.
The death dancers are just full of hate and need to grow up and work on themselves. they cause the problems in todays Britain, with their violence and small hearts.
The rest of us are just not vicious like this. We show good old fashioned respect at someone's passing and funeral.
NOTHING to do with class in one sense, everything to do with class in another sense.
IE: The death dancers ''sure got NO class.''..
edit on 17-4-2013 by HelenConway because: (no reason given)
Originally posted by SearchLightsInc
reply to post by DISRAELI
She "won" her battles? Did you miss the part about putting 3-5 million people out of work, effecting and destroying many families, the loss of secure well paid jobs where people could actually have a dispute with their employer? The loss of industrial skill sets, such as ship building, steel working?
You dont think there's a little more to it than people feeling defeated by this woman?
Originally posted by christina-66
reply to post by something wicked
Thatcher destroyed unionism in the UK and as a result the average union rep today is little more than a go between for the 'bosses'. That has resulted in thousands of people being employed by corporations declaring billions in profits yet paying their employees a wage so low that it has to be topped up by the government in the form of tax credits. Free enterprise? Nigh on free labour more like.
The masses of long term unemployed were switched onto sickness benefits, and remained there, to disguise the real impact of those positive reforms. .And when people were denied the opportunity to train in useful and skilled employment they were instead supplied with readily available credit to keep the high street busy and the economy rolling. Boom bang a bust....that's how it goes.
It was entirely unnecessary to completely destroy the manufacturing base in this country - and as we now know - unwise to believe that our economy could survive on services alone. The over dependence on capital led to banking deregulation and an over reliance on the City to provide high tax revenues. Look where that got us - anything the City ever put into the economy has been sucked back out by the massive subsidies the ordinary tax payer had to provide it. In any event - almost all tax revenue in the UK pays for the massive social security bill we have had for decades now. Not exactly healthy.
How are we going to get out of recession with nothing to sell?
A true visionary would have upped our game, moved with times in manufacturing and assisted with modernisation of the many outdated factories extant in 1970's Britain.
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Originally posted by mirageman
Should those industries have been privatised or not? Some things needed to change for sure. But the energy industry made a dash for cheap gas fired power stations and most are now owned by foreign power companies. Now there is a looming energy supply problem and large investment needed in new power stations. If you think the power companies are ripping us off now then you might like to know things are not going to get better any time soon.
The councils took part it in as well. They all held gasworks demolition parties. They organised parties where they had families, MP's, mothers, fathers with kids on their shoulders, picnic parties, all standing and sitting around the storage facilities, having a countdown and letting some little kid press that red button that would ignite the explosives, collapse the gas tanks and then everyone would cheer and applause that the "blight on the landscape" had gone. They didn't quite understand that having more supply than demand meant that you could keep costs down. The TV channel crews and newspaper reporters would be there too. And this was done all around the country.
She's gone now and there will be no tears from me. Because once where there was harmony now there is discord. She encouraged the greedy, look after No.1, get what you can, grab it all now society. And it exists in every element, even down to the social underclass who don't work anymore. Make money out of whatever, however and whoever you can.
Not everyone believes that is all that life is about, but there are a lot more people like that since her time as PM.
That's very true. It's every person for themselves in the DK (Disunited Kingdom) now. The banks, MP's and universities are all in it together. They get the students in the country, get them to take out loans, then charge interest. Though the international students are smart enough to leave the country without paying.
edit on 17/4/13 by mirageman because: corrections
The unnatural and increasingly rapid growth of the feeble-minded and insane classes, coupled as it is with a steady restriction among all the thrifty, energetic and superior stocks, constitutes a national and race danger which it is impossible to exaggerate... I feel that the source from which the stream of madness is fed should be cut off and sealed up before another year has passed.
I do not admit... that a great wrong has been done to the Red Indians of America, or the black people of Australia... by the fact that a stronger race, a higher grade race... has come in and taken its place.
I do not understand the squeamishness about the use of gas. I am strongly in favour of using poisonous gas against uncivilised tribes.
We shall wipe them out, everyone of them, men, women, and children. There shall not be a Japanese left on the face of the earth’
Originally posted by SearchLightsInc