Pyro Tim wrote:
dan smith wrote:
No one can argue she did not hate the working class. She wanted to take Britain back to the days of serfs and brutal masters.
What about the right to buy?
And now the waiting lists as she sold off the social housing, and didn't replace it. Just like everything else she sold off for a one off profit. Instead of looking after us all, forever, which made the government money, not cost it, we now have companies taking profit, and the taxpayer subsidising them. She also changed the way politics are in this country. Instead of having a left, a right and a centre party, we have 3 right leaning parties.
She hated anyone that stood in the way of her, and her friends greed. She and her government encouraged greed, and the masses lapped it up. She used the press to reinforce her opinions, and we still have to put up with it today. Orwell got 1984 so right, in so many ways
Margaret Thatcher started the trend for mass privatisation which has led to the place we are in today, nearly everything has been privatised that can be, including most of the courts/prison service and the NHS, hell even IT within the Ministry of Defence!
And a lot of it (including that MoD IT) is foreign owned, meaning the profits they make, rather than being ploughed back in to our economy are just going abroad.
If we still had an economy based on mining and manufacturing we could be out of this recession by now, as it is we need to wait for the next Labour government to make some capital investment before we can start to see any green shoots.
As much as I don't like to speak ill of the dead, damn you Maggie, damn you to hell!
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