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Re: Margaret Thatcher - good or bad? « Reply #105 on: April 08, 2013, 07:29 PM »
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One of the reasons I packed up my life and started all over again here was due to post-Thatcherism.

She did me a massive favour, really.

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Re: Margaret Thatcher - good or bad? « Reply #106 on: April 08, 2013, 07:32 PM »
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One of the reasons I packed up my life and started all over again here was due to post-Thatcherism.

She did me a massive favour, really.


So she wasn't all bad then . Wink and a kiss
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Re: Margaret Thatcher - good or bad? « Reply #107 on: April 08, 2013, 07:48 PM »
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 nah
I still have a large network there, Robbie. My legacy continues.  Super
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Re: Margaret Thatcher - good or bad? « Reply #108 on: April 08, 2013, 08:21 PM »
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Re: Margaret Thatcher - good or bad? « Reply #109 on: April 08, 2013, 08:37 PM »
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They await your return. Bagpipes

And I shall.
The Mither Tap o' Bennachie also awaits. 
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Re: Margaret Thatcher - good or bad? « Reply #110 on: April 08, 2013, 08:39 PM »
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I take no pleasure in the passing of another human being, but if it's Thatcher's politics we're talking about, the woman was an arse.
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Re: Margaret Thatcher - good or bad? « Reply #111 on: April 08, 2013, 08:46 PM »
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Whatever you think about Thatcher, surely you don't plan to dance on her grave, 'tramp the dirt down' (Galloway) or hold a party?

Can you imagine if right-wingers acted like that when Michael Foot or Harold Wilson passed on? The Left would have rioted in the streets.

Lefties are as tolerant as can be until they come across anyone whose world view they don't happen to agree with.
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Re: Margaret Thatcher - good or bad? « Reply #112 on: April 08, 2013, 08:48 PM »
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Whatever you think about Thatcher, surely you don't plan to dance on her grave, 'tramp the dirt down' (Galloway) or hold a party?

Can you imagine if right-wingers acted like that when Michael Foot or Harold Wilson passed on? The Left would have rioted in the streets.

Lefties are as tolerant as can be until they come across anyone whose world view they don't happen to agree with.

a gross generalisation
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Re: Margaret Thatcher - good or bad? « Reply #113 on: April 08, 2013, 08:56 PM »
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a gross generalisation

But pretty typical. And very hypocritical.
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Re: Margaret Thatcher - good or bad? « Reply #114 on: April 08, 2013, 08:56 PM »
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Whatever you think about Thatcher, surely you don't plan to dance on her grave, 'tramp the dirt down' (Galloway) or hold a party?

Not me, Nige. no
I may not have agreed with her political agenda, but the woman was a daughter, mother, wife and sister.

I think her main problem was she didn't have enough sleep. (4 hrs per night she used to boast.)

Joking aside.. studies have shown sleep deprivation has a profound effect on human behaviours.

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Re: Margaret Thatcher - good or bad? « Reply #115 on: April 08, 2013, 08:57 PM »
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But pretty typical. And very hypocritical.
how so ?
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Re: Margaret Thatcher - good or bad? « Reply #116 on: April 08, 2013, 09:12 PM »
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how so ?

Socialists usually espouse tolerance and 'inclusiveness'. Except where right-wingers are concerned. Which tends to make Lefties look a little self-righteous.
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Re: Margaret Thatcher - good or bad? « Reply #117 on: April 08, 2013, 09:26 PM »
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I come from Greenock and after the loss of the shipyards the town was devastated and has still not fully recovered to this day so it's population dwindled.  

Thatcher made Hitler look like an angel in comparison at leatst he lowered unemployment and got the trains to run on time.



Whatever you may think of Thatcher the comment above is appallingly crass, and offensive beyond belief. Thatcher may have done many things that people disagree with. What she did not do was systematically set out to eradicate a complete race by throwing them into gas chambers. I am not Jewish by the way. I am however disabled another group who were targeted by Adolph Hitler. I would appreciate it if you would retract your statement, and rewrite it using a less contentious analogy.
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Re: Margaret Thatcher - good or bad? « Reply #118 on: April 08, 2013, 09:36 PM »
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There is a bit of that goes on.  But hypocrisy is rife on both political wings - as indeed is self righteousness.  Perhaps Thatcher's biggest legacy is the fact that, nowadays, there is no political 'left'. Thatcherism begat New Labour, which brought us yet another 'official' tory government.  They all, fundamentally, have the same policies based on free market economics ( a busted flush if ever there was one ).


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Re: Margaret Thatcher - good or bad? « Reply #119 on: April 08, 2013, 09:51 PM »
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Can I just say Jeffery Lowe's resignation speech was bloody genius! He just shot her point blanc in the back on that one. Judging by the documentary I withdraw what I said about her helping this country. She was a bloody parasite.
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