Who was Prime Minister when the Rover car company closed with the loss of 6,500 jobs?
Who was in power when British Steel (Corus) works on Teesside closed with the loss of 1,600 jobs?
Who was in government when Allied Steel & Wire in south Wales closed, and where workers in their 60s (who belonged to a union and had voted Labour all of their lives) discovered that after over 4 decades of paying contributions, their pension fund had been raided to try to keep the company afloat? (You might have seen those guys on TV, campaigning outside of Parliament, begging for govenment help. I think that some help did eventually come, but not before some of those fellas had passed away.)
Who has just left office, leaving an unemployment figure of 2.5 million?
I don't vote Conservative, but some people in this thread have a very selective memory.
Thank God for you JohnH, able to make eloquent arguments where my terrible memory so badly fails me.
Its hard to make big decisions when you are at the top, not everybody will like or agree with you.
But tough decision have to be made, just look at the mess Brown has left the economy in, and the coilition are having to bend over and take a shafting over the absolutely vital cuts needed to try and save the country from sinking.
Thatcher made tough decisions which didnt suit everybody. But Britain prospered as a whole.
Heaven forbid some of you lot got in charge....
Having said that, my first role would be to abolish unions and anyone who argued!