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Offline MajorMatt

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Thatcher's dead v. I guess notherners are partying
« on: April 12, 2013, 11:48:01 PM »
Surprised there hasn't been a thread about this.

What are your opinions on Baroness Thatcher, especially interested in how the Americans saw the Thatcher/Reagan era? Also, how do you UK guys feel about her reign? More importantly any one up north and lived in a mining community?

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Re: Thatcher's dead v. I guess notherners are partying
« Reply #1 on: April 15, 2013, 08:44:08 AM »
A harmless old lady I never met died of a stroke. Not a fan of her legacy, but I find it hard to take much joy or much pain in her passing.

I was born under Thatcher, so my opinions on her politics are ill-informed cos I had a baby's brain at the time. From what I can tell, I'd have hated them, but her her ideas live on through the BBC-crippling, NHS-destroying antics of David Cameron - so I get to catch them on the late repeat. The constant privatisation, her prizing the individual above the society. All catchphrases, I never lived through them, but it's a description of a distinctly selfish, "every man for himself" kind of society and not at all how I'd want my country to roll.