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 Post subject: Re: Thatcher dead.
PostPosted: Wed Apr 10, 2013 5:24 pm 
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I didn't feel joy when Saddam was hanged. I did on Monday though. No shame, no apology.

I can't stand Bliar either


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 Post subject: Re: Thatcher dead.
PostPosted: Wed Apr 10, 2013 7:30 pm 
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Pyro Tim wrote:
I didn't feel joy when Saddam was hanged. I did on Monday though. No shame, no apology.

I can't stand Bliar either

you must get out on the bike more :wink:


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 Post subject: Re: Thatcher dead.
PostPosted: Wed Apr 10, 2013 7:31 pm 
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I've been out twice this week, will be out again when it stops raining ;) Nothing to do with me getting out on my bike or not


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 Post subject: Re: Thatcher dead.
PostPosted: Wed Apr 10, 2013 8:23 pm 
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Thatcher did more harm than good on micro scale. Thatcher did more harm than good on the macro scale. Thatcher was naive and certainly short sighted on many issues

But I think it's wrong to blame Thatcher solely for this;

1. It probably suited Tory mandarins at the time to have such a charismatic leader forcing ideology on a cowed nation - as soon as she lost the public's support she was dropped very quickly.

2. The left at the time was completely ineffective and succumbed to power struggles and militancy - if people flocked to Thatcher there was no credible alternative. The cure of Thatcher was far worse than the condition warranted.

3. You see human nature and society as a whole were responsible for the Thatcher years and certainly human nature allowed her flourish and push acquisition and selfishness on a sizeable and very willing proportion of the voting public.

So I don't like her, or for anything she stood for (same goes for Blair) - but cheering, and popping champagne? no thanks - it sounds selfish, greedy and short sighted, which is ironic as it is Thatcherism to a tee.


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