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#31 +zhiVago

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Posted 08 April 2013 - 13:54

In my view, she was the most "American" (in the classical sense of the word) British PM of the 20th century.

She stood for a small government, low taxes, and tight money supply.

And then came the liberals who spoiled all the seeds she had planted, completely reversed the course of the economy, and blamed all the hardship that followed on the Tories.


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Posted 08 April 2013 - 13:58

If only the spineless ****wits we currently have in Downing Street had the big swinging ones the Iron Lady had.

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Posted 08 April 2013 - 14:02

She was the last PM you people had that had any balls. And then there are the idiots praizing her death.

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#34 He's Dead Jim

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Posted 08 April 2013 - 14:08

Bye bye witch...

If only the spineless ****wits we currently have in Downing Street had the big swinging ones the Iron Lady had.

lol, they dont need balls, they're one percenters....

#35 Javik

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Posted 08 April 2013 - 14:08

I don't celebrate people's deaths but I have absolutely no regard for her as a person at all. Her "pro rich anti poor" crap still colours Conservative thinking to this day, every time they get into power the worst off start suffering.

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Posted 08 April 2013 - 14:09

And then came the liberals who spoiled all the seeds she had planted, completely reversed the course of the economy, and blamed all the hardship that followed on the Tories.


The Labour party aren't Liberals.


she was an upper class elitist, doing everything to appease the rich and destroying the working-class....


What? she was middle class it was one of the reasons a lot of people disliked her as they considered her far to common.

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Posted 08 April 2013 - 14:11

As there are millions who would disagree with you. As they can be traced back to Wilson and Heath. She set out to WIN over the Unions, not the people therein. It was ALL about strategy and not people. Is that cold? Yes 100%. Thus making it a tough and unpopular decision, but if you believe for a second it was directly targeted at people then that is a childish view.

Again, it was a necessary evil that was coming sooner or later. The north failed to adapt to the modern UK, clinging on hopelessly to a few declining industries and then blames "rich people making decisions in the south". She put a lame dog down - possibly a LITTLE too soon, but do you see those economies still being around 10 years later? 20? Hardly!


Well we'll have to agress to disagree. The policies you think were so great have been universally discredited and they've left the UK a basket case that it is today. We have an economy that's totally reliant on finance, doesn't produce anything useful and can't compete with successful countries like Germany. The poor are targetted and blamed for the situation while the rich are able to milk the system for all it's worth. Her legacy of privatisation left us with the train system that barely works but is the most expensive in Europe, gas and electricity that nobody can afford and water that costs a fortune as it seeps into the ground through cracked pipes.

Personally, I don't see how you can think that a woman who didn't believe in society was taking big risks to help the majority. She and her kind are only interested in helping their mates.

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Posted 08 April 2013 - 14:11

She was a snob, the whole conservative party are snobs. A bunch of jumped up eton boys that have no connection to the common man.

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Posted 08 April 2013 - 14:12

I suppose the Winter of Discontent was a good thing then?
She reversed the economic decline in Britain caused by rampant strikes and arrogant unions.

She sold my families fishing heritage for the opt out clause/uk veto, vile b!tch

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Posted 08 April 2013 - 14:12

Farewell Margaret ... you had a grace and class that few others do.

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Posted 08 April 2013 - 14:15

What? she was middle class it was one of the reasons a lot of people disliked her as they considered her far to common.

Oh how that chip-on-shoulder destroys any form of objectivity. She was from a very common background, but as soon as she got into number 10 she was seen as "posh and one of them"...

Her "pro rich anti poor" crap

Pro progress/industry/economy... Not anit-poor, just eschewed the idea of supporting an area that seemed unable to move onto new industries and clung on hard to those that were clearly dying. The coal pits that were closed were all hemorrhaging money, but again that chip-on-shoulder mentality suggested that the world owed them a living and had to keep these uneconomical pits open. Even when privatised and with new money, they couldn't be kept open as they had become such financial drains.

In fact, it was Harrold Wilson (Lab) who started the closure of the mines...

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Posted 08 April 2013 - 14:16

Farewell Margaret ... you had a grace and class that few others do.


Someone with some class finally spoke.

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Posted 08 April 2013 - 14:20

Now we buy lower quality polish coal, which is even less efficient than the busted british mines

Someone with some class finally spoke.

Tonight many people will celebrate this passing of a tyrant

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Posted 08 April 2013 - 14:20

I'm willing to bet that most of the folks hating on Maggie were either not even born when she was in power, or related to former coal miners; probably both.

Maggie was the best leader we've had since Churchill's day. She was strong, determined, and didn't take and crap from anyone. Sure, she made some mistakes, but all politicians do so you can't single her out for hate unless you're going to single out EVERY other politician for that same hate.

RIP Margaret. At least now, you can't hear the know-it-all butheads that weren't even alive in the 70's/80's, acting like they knew what you were like.

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Posted 08 April 2013 - 14:22

It wasn't just miners that felt the squeeze from her actions, almost all lower class people still did, the exact same class of people that are being squeezed by the modern tories.