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Margaret Thatcher dies at age 87


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Posted 09 April 2013 - 11:49 PM

i wonder how many of our current progressives will, in the eyes of history, a hundred of years into the future, look as backwards and disgusting by comparison as certain political figures do now

chronocentrism is such a fickle bitch

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Posted 10 April 2013 - 10:16 AM

busted up organized labor, utilized the police to violently suppress dissent, and championed regressive policies across the board

a true conservative hero



Busted up inefficient and corrupt organized labor that was causing serious damage to the UK economy with its constant strikes.

Utilized the police to restore order after a handful of hooligans took advantage of an otherwise peaceful protest to commit acts of violence, and inteferring with the rights of others.

Championed policies that help to restore the english economy

This from a labor leader

In 2011, Labour leader Ed Miliband praised some of Thatcher's key policies, stating: "Some of what happened in the 1980s was right. It was right to let people buy their council houses. It was right to cut tax rates of 60, 70, 80 per cent. And it was right to change the rules on the closed shop, on strikes before ballots. These changes were right, and we were wrong to oppose it at the time. In September 2012 Miliband was reported to have praised Thatcher for creating an era of aspiration in the 1980s and is quoted as having said "My dad was sceptical of all the Thatcher aspirational stuff. But I felt you sort of had to recognise that what she was talking about struck a chord



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Posted 10 April 2013 - 10:32 AM

They were down to 3-day work weeks because of the union stranglehold on the UK. That was a good thing.

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Posted 10 April 2013 - 10:35 AM

i wonder how many of our current progressives will, in the eyes of history, a hundred of years into the future, look as backwards and disgusting by comparison as certain political figures do now

chronocentrism is such a fickle bitch


You will find very few people who think that Thatcher was disgusting. And even fewer that can take an objective look at her time as prime minister and make a convincing argument to support such a view. There might be some internet buzz to that effect, but those are a very few people who make a lot of noise.

Regarding her legacy, IMO, a hundred years from now, historians (they will be the only ones who really care) will have a mostly positive or at least a neutral view of her. Historians tend to be more objective than those that live in the time being referenced. All one has to do is look at the descriptions of Robert Gascoyne (Lord Salisbury), one of the UK's more controversial Prime Ministers of the 19th century to get an idea of how history might view Thatcher, or Reagan for that matter.

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Posted 10 April 2013 - 01:47 PM

You will find very few people who think that Thatcher was disgusting. And even fewer that can take an objective look at her time as prime minister and make a convincing argument to support such a view. There might be some internet buzz to that effect, but those are a very few people who make a lot of noise.


you are just making poo up now

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Posted 10 April 2013 - 01:48 PM

btw how do you feel about pinochet?

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Posted 10 April 2013 - 02:08 PM

Bronson?

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Posted 10 April 2013 - 02:18 PM

Bronson?


Don't be ridiculous.