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Discussion in 'Randomination' started by Baleforce, 8 Apr 2013.

  1. Baleforce

    Baleforce Clive Allen

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    According to twitter has had a stroke and died.

    Edit: Confirmed by the BBC now

    http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/uk-politics-22067155

    RIP

    I'm expecting mixed views on this but for me she did a lot for this country, dragged us out of a hole kicking and screaming.
     
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  2. Danishfurniturelover

    Danishfurniturelover the prettiest spice girl

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    Just heard, a tear is in my eye, she was truly the greatest prime minister we ever had, stuck up for us in Europe(take not current politicans) she gave people the chance to move on and improve their lot. Got stuck into the communist lead unions who were set on destroying the country.

    Having a very busy day but wanted to get in here and mark her good points before the usual lefty freaks started slagging her off.
     
  3. Richie

    Richie Naybet

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    andherewego.gif
     
  4. scaramanga

    scaramanga Mel Hopkins Staff Member

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    Best leader this country ever had. I'm sure there's a few here that judge people by caricatures and hearsay that will take the opportunity to slag her off though.
     
  5. jpp

    jpp Johnnie Jackson

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    The reason I went into politics. Strong, fair and prepared to make the diffi
    cult decisions for the greater good.
     
  6. The Portugeezer

    The Portugeezer Terry Yorath Wind Up Merchant

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    Yes her legacy left an indelible mark on this country for the better :rolleyes:
     
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  7. Mumorn

    Mumorn Vic Buckingham

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    Mostly Liverpool fans giving her abuse on twitter really. Justice for 96 and all that.
     
  8. Eatmyownbrainwithaspork

    Eatmyownbrainwithaspork John Gorman

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    Not happy she's died, but she single-handedly destroyed the community I grew up in. Hers was an ideology of individualism. Her supreme arrogance meant the sensible things she offered were difficult to hear. I won't miss her.
     
  9. CoolburyClub

    CoolburyClub Scott Houghton

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    This is what makes me laugh about all this mythology surrounding Thatcher. Most of Britain's infrastructure and energy is now owned by Europe so all this Thatcher stood up to Europe nonsense just don't wash. All these conservatives are always anti-Europe yet are extremely relaxed about the French state dictating the cost of our energy. Hmm, makes real sense\o/

    Thatcher wasn't a patriot she was an opportunist. She didn't give a hoot about the Falkland Islands when she approved the removal of a naval fleet and she didn't care about the fascist junta in Argentina when her Government were approving arms sales to them.

    All this high horse guff about Thatcher. She despised Britain, wanted to hack off our industry and social infrastructure for short term profit and began the general slide in a nation which has nothing left but a city of London that fluffy bunnies cuddlings itself out in an industry making money out of thin air. Which of course can never, ever possibly go wrong\o/ Er, but it did, spectacularly.

    The biggest powerhouse in Europe is Germany. Why? Because they actually make things. Britain doesn't make things anymore, doesn't produce anything and is beholden to Europe and Russia when it comes to determining the cost of basic essentials like heating a home.

    Which bodes the question:-k Did we really win the cold war and why are we suspicious of Europe when Thatcher made it possible to sell off our infrastructure to half of Europe anyway.

    Oh, and Saddamn's officers were trained at Sandhurst during her rein in office.
     
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    Mumorn Vic Buckingham

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    I know a fair few miners who lived through Thatcher's era. She ruined them and stripped them of their dignity, confining an entire region to a lifetime of poverty and anguish. Hearing the stories would bring you close to tears.

    Combine that with her support for Apartheid and Pinochet, I'm sure a few people will be partying tonight. History will judge her very poorly.
     
  11. markysimmo

    markysimmo Johnny nice-tits

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    Ahhh the victims, what a shock

    RIP one tough lady
     
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    Mumorn Vic Buckingham

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    Ken Livingstone spouting facts on Sky News
     
  13. CoolburyClub

    CoolburyClub Scott Houghton

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    Yep according to her Nelson Mandela was a terrorist and she defied the international embargo on apartheid era South Africa.

    Her support for the vile fascist dictator Pinochet says it all. Thousands butchered and innocent women tortured and raped by animals and yet Thatcher supported him and gave him refuge in the UK.
     
  14. The Portugeezer

    The Portugeezer Terry Yorath Wind Up Merchant

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    Yep, that says it all really. She was a bitch.
     
  15. Baleforce

    Baleforce Clive Allen

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    do you think those things would not have happened had Heath or Whitelaw won the leadership?
     
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    Robbo Chris Perry

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    As a Norwegian kid in the 80s, I only knew Thatcher by name - and a Spitting image caricature.

    It's interesting to see how, within only a few posts, there are very, very different views on her reign as PM among posters here. Will be even more interesting to follow the developments in this thread. I hope for a lot of insight and not too much quarreling! O:)
     
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    The Portugeezer Terry Yorath Wind Up Merchant

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    Yeah, they probably would have! I don't have much faith in politics. Politicians are not the answer to our problems.
     
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    Gilzeantoscore Mitchell Thomas

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    I will have a celebratory drink tonight. BTW, you can tell a lot about a person by their children. Oh dear Mark Thatcher.:-k
     
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    Danners9 Luke Young

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    I'm sure her family will miss her.
     
  20. Hootnow

    Hootnow Jermaine Jenas

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    Probably the most divisive political figure in this country's history. Some see her as the best PM we ever had, without whom this country would be in the brick. Some see her as one of the worst, and a leader who crushed communities who didn't believe in her brand of conservatism to bring us into the 'Modern world'.

    In my experience, there is very little in between.
     

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