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Thatcher changed Britain for the worse

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Thatcher changed Britain for the worse

Post by Ivanhoe on Sun Dec 11, 2011 3:29 pm

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Through the Thatcher Major, years, millions of British people were made poor as a matter of policy, while others got rich as a matter of policy.

Blair and Brown embraced Thatcherism due to the change in the British, and now Milliband wants to change Labour again due to a changed Britain.

I personally long for a political party that sticks to it's core values, that has conviction, that does not change itself to suit a greedy selfish uncaring British populas who'se only thought is "self". In my view this "self" is mainly among the British middle classes.

Thatcher changed Britain for the worse, and now we are reaping through this dreadful coalition, what has been sown.
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Re: Thatcher changed Britain for the worse

Post by oftenwrong on Fri Jan 16, 2015 7:23 pm

But how is "the truth" recognised when you find it?

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Re: Thatcher changed Britain for the worse

Post by stuart torr on Fri Jan 16, 2015 8:12 pm

It smells of b/s OW. Laughing Laughing
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Re: Thatcher changed Britain for the worse

Post by patakace on Wed Jan 21, 2015 2:01 pm

oftenwrong wrote:But how is "the truth" recognised when you find it?

You are beginning to learn .
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Re: Thatcher changed Britain for the worse

Post by patakace on Fri Jan 23, 2015 7:32 am

Hope you are all joining in the efforts to have St Margaret the Blessed as the new face on the £ 20 note .
Let's all pull together in this worthy scheme .
After all , she saved the working class and this is one small way for them( or , it ) to say "Thanks "
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Re: Thatcher changed Britain for the worse

Post by Mel on Mon Jan 26, 2015 1:27 pm

Surely much better to have the face of the Witch printed on some delicate lavatory paper? Rolling Eyes
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Post by stuart torr on Mon Jan 26, 2015 3:18 pm

Much better idea Mel, Laughing Laughing
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Re: Thatcher changed Britain for the worse

Post by Ivan on Tue Jan 27, 2015 8:43 am

From 'Global Slump, The Economics & Politics of Crisis & Resistance' by David McNally:-


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Post by boatlady on Tue Jan 27, 2015 10:35 am

It's obvious when you think about it - what fools we all were
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Post by Mel on Tue Jan 27, 2015 10:58 am

"what fools we all were"

Some of us were not taken in boatlady. Those that were are indirectly responsible for what we now suffer, including the credit crunch, I might add.

Bronze statue indeed.!!!!!!!!
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Re: Thatcher changed Britain for the worse

Post by oftenwrong on Tue Jan 27, 2015 12:24 pm

Ivan wrote:From 'Global Slump, The Economics & Politics of Crisis & Resistance' by David McNally:-

I have several times wondered whether Cutting Edge should aspire to becoming an archive of left-wing opinion, and in particular whether it would be appropriate to have a subject heading relating specifically to the Trade Union Movement.

Maggie instantly recognised the Trade Unions as a dragon she would have to slay in order to promote Tory dogma concerning the right to make money and the right to exploit the labour force in the pursuit of that aim.

But she wasn't the first, and won't be the last.

New Readers start here: http://unionhistory.info/timeline/timeline.php
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Post by Mel on Mon Feb 02, 2015 6:50 pm

The Witch, we now know knew exactly what Leon Brittan had been up to and obviously refused to deal with it for her own political purpose. Cow!!!!!
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Post by Mel on Mon Feb 09, 2015 10:15 am

This guy hits the nail on the head.
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• It’s about time someone asked: “What did the Tories do during their 18 years from 1979 to 1997?” In the case of tax avoidance and evasion, the answer is not “nothing” but the very antithesis. The Tories set up mechanisms that gave an enormous boost to tax dodging. One of Thatcher’s first acts as PM was to abolish exchange controls, followed by the Big Bang in the 80s that deregulated so much of domestic and international finance, setting up the conduits for such antisocial if not criminal behaviour. Banks, accountants, investment advising firms and assorted others fastened on to these conduits at great profit to themselves and their customers but detriment to millions of other citizens. The inclusion of these dubious people in the wealth-creating class is a bad joke perpetrated by much of the media but notably the Tory toadying tabloids, the Times and the Telegraph.

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Re: Thatcher changed Britain for the worse

Post by Joy Division on Mon May 18, 2015 2:54 pm

Ivanhoe wrote:Through the Thatcher Major, years, millions of British people were made poor as a matter of policy, while others got rich as a matter of policy.

Blair and Brown embraced Thatcherism due to the change in the British, and now Milliband wants to change Labour again due to a changed Britain.

I personally long for a political party that sticks to it's core values, that has conviction, that does not change itself to suit a greedy selfish uncaring British populas who'se only thought is "self". In my view this "self" is mainly among the British middle classes.

Thatcher changed Britain for the worse, and now we are reaping through this dreadful coalition, what has been sown.

That's a great post Ivan, I totally agree ..the Tahtcher route will only put Britain back, she loathed the poor as well as us Scots.
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Re: Thatcher changed Britain for the worse

Post by oftenwrong on Thu Oct 15, 2015 5:58 pm

The race to privatise so many British Companies, allied to removing restrictions on the Stock Exchange, results in the present situation where many of them are owned and controlled by foreign entities.

Arriva - owned by Deutsche Bahn
Branston Pickle
(and Sarsons vinegar) - Mizkan of Japan
Cadbury's - Kraft USA
EE mobile telecoms - Deutsche Telefon
House of Fraser - Chinese owned
HP Sauce - Heinz USA
Hartley's Jam - Hain Celestial USA
Heathrow - Ferrovial of Spain
Jaguar Land Rover Tata of India
QPR/ManU/Chelsea football clubs
Newcastle Brown
02 telecoms - Telefónica
Tetley Tea - Tata of India
Thames Water - Macquarie of Australia
Walker's Crisps - PepsiCo
Weetabix - Bright Food (China)

Fascinating.
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Re: Thatcher changed Britain for the worse

Post by boatlady on Thu Oct 15, 2015 6:22 pm

Me for the farmer's market
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Re: Thatcher changed Britain for the worse

Post by Ivan on Wed Nov 18, 2015 2:21 pm

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Re: Thatcher changed Britain for the worse

Post by oftenwrong on Wed Nov 18, 2015 4:58 pm

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Post by Ivan on Sat Feb 06, 2016 12:30 am

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... and the beat goes on, and the beat goes on ....

Post by oftenwrong on Mon Feb 15, 2016 7:49 pm

1. A Thatcher government closes costly "asylums" and releases inmates to "Care in the Community".

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Care_in_the_Community

2. Mental-health provision by the NHS is inadequate:

http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/health-35575457

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Post by oftenwrong on Tue Feb 23, 2016 7:53 pm

Is Donald Trump a child of Thatcher?

His surprising progress so far in the Presidential electoral process seems to answer the call of unrepresented "middle America", in which, since the 1970s, only success breeds success. As the rich get richer, ordinary folk see their own prospects of advancement recede into infinity - the precise opposite of the American Dream.

Britain usually follows US trends, so how would a Trump victory shape British politics?
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Post by Ivan on Sun Nov 13, 2016 9:38 am

His surprising progress so far in the Presidential electoral process
Even more surprising - or shocking - now that he's about to become the most powerful politician in the world. I'm surprised that he hasn't written a book called 'Mein Trumpf'.

Getting back to Thatcher......


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Re: Thatcher changed Britain for the worse

Post by oftenwrong on Sun Nov 13, 2016 5:42 pm

Some people, upon finding themselves with a comfortable balance in the bank, become frightened of "The Poor" who may try and take it away from them.
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