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Alf W
13th November 2009, 13:06
damn (http://news.bbc.co.uk/1/hi/world/americas/8358544.stm)!

Mich the Tester
13th November 2009, 13:08
Actually, she could come in quite handy right now, even if she is losing her marbles.

Churchill
13th November 2009, 13:08
damn (http://news.bbc.co.uk/1/hi/world/americas/8358544.stm)!

You can't kill the "undead"... :grey

Paddy
13th November 2009, 13:14
No doubt she will be buried in the back garden

mudskipper
13th November 2009, 13:15
Now I've got a Hefner song going round my head...

Billy-Bob
13th November 2009, 13:16
I admired Thatcher, she was fond of fish.:frown

Mich the Tester
13th November 2009, 13:18
I admired Thatcher, she was fond of fish.:frownand small businesses

Diestl
13th November 2009, 13:19
Will be the first time Good news would make it to the headlines.

Pondlife
13th November 2009, 13:19
Thatcher, always stealing the milk from the kids.

SorenLorensen
13th November 2009, 13:20
I was ready to break out the celebratory beers, what a disappointment!

Mich the Tester
13th November 2009, 13:21
Thatcher, always stealing the milk from the kids.No, she cut taxes so that people could decide whether to buy their own milk for the kids; the fact they preferred to buy expensive tellies and football shirts is their own problem.

RichardCranium
13th November 2009, 13:21
I admired Thatcher, she was fond of fish.:frownAnd Genghis Khan was great with children and Hitler was fond of animals (cue Godwin's Law).


and small businessesShame about the big industries though.

RichardCranium
13th November 2009, 13:22
No, she cut taxes so that people could decide whether to buy their own milk for the kids; then put interest rates up to 16% so that they could be homeless.

Mich the Tester
13th November 2009, 13:22
And Genghis Khan was great with children and Hitler was fond of animals (cue Godwin's Law).

Shame about the big industries though.You mean the ones that were so badly managed they were dying anyway?

Sysman
13th November 2009, 13:23
and small businesses

... especially those north of Watford Gap.

Still, she did persuade me to try out working abroad...

Mich the Tester
13th November 2009, 13:28
You don't think that Mrs Thatcher actually just inherited a bloody mess and had to do some drastic surgery to sort it out? With hindsight she went too far in some aspects; but that's with hindsight.

Will a new government be able to do anything different to making drastic cuts on public spending and raising taxes? Is it likely that interest rates will remain low given Britain's debt situation?

A new government is going to have to do Mrs Thatcher's work all over again and in 15 years time Mr Cameron will be hated for it by most, but if he does a good job he'll be revered by the few for saving Britain from bankruptcy.

Guys, face it, Britain is in for a bloody tough time, thanks to the fact that the country has maxed out it's credit cards and the creditors are starting to switch off the money taps.

Jeebo72
13th November 2009, 13:30
THE GREATEST LEADER OF ALL. If only she was available now to clean up this sorry mess that is broken Britain.

RichardCranium
13th November 2009, 13:33
With hindsight she went too far in some aspects; but that's with hindsight.Errrm. I take it you don't remember the TV & Radio schedules from that period, then?

Not the Nine O'Clock News: 30 minutes of taking piss out of Thatcher, her policies and the consequences.

The Mary Whitehouse Experience: taking the piss out of Thatcher's policies.

Spitting Image: Taking the piss out of Thatcher, her ministers and their policies.

The Young Ones: repeatedly taking ths piss out of Thatcher's approach.

Satirical news programmes came about because of Thatcher.

Alternative comedy came about because of Thatcher.

It most certainly was not with hindsight.

Jeebo72
13th November 2009, 13:36
Errrm. I take it you don't remember the TV & Radio schedules from that period, then?

Not the Nine O'Clock News: 30 minutes of taking piss out of Thatcher, her policies and the consequences.

The Mary Whitehouse Experience: taking the piss out of Thatcher's policies.

Spitting Image: Taking the piss out of Thatcher, her ministers and their policies.

The Young Ones: repeatedly taking ths piss out of Thatcher's approach.

Satirical news programmes came about because of Thatcher.

Alternative comedy came about because of Thatcher.

It most certainly was not with hindsight.

And see she was responsible for great comedy too. Genius.

Mich the Tester
13th November 2009, 13:40
Errrm. I take it you don't remember the TV & Radio schedules from that period, then?

Not the Nine O'Clock News: 30 minutes of taking piss out of Thatcher, her policies and the consequences.

The Mary Whitehouse Experience: taking the piss out of Thatcher's policies.

Spitting Image: Taking the piss out of Thatcher, her ministers and their policies.

The Young Ones: repeatedly taking ths piss out of Thatcher's approach.

Satirical news programmes came about because of Thatcher.

Alternative comedy came about because of Thatcher.

It most certainly was not with hindsight.

I could give you a long list of things upon which I disagree with Mrs Thatcher;

- Northern Ireland
- closing profitable mines
- failing to provide support for those who lost their jobs in old industries
- failing to see the strategic importance of rail transport, shipbuilding etc
- to name only a few

She was in many ways quite nasty. BUT, the next government is going to have be at least as nasty as she was, for the simple reason that a huge chunk of Britain's populace goes on ten year benders of living way beyond their means and expect their government to do the same. So we end up with the same old cycle of debt crises, IMF loans, lower credit ratings and a bunch of nasty unfriendly tory barstewards who have to come in and balance the books again. It's not Mrs Thatcher's fault, or the fault of the tory party, but the fault of all those people who don't understand that for every pound spent there has to be a poundsworth of something produced and sold, in fact a little more so as to save for a rainy day.

TimberWolf
13th November 2009, 13:41
The only question mark I have over Thatcher is whether she could have done it without oil. Although admittedly I didn't face the hardship that some felt during her (early?) years of reform.

Sysman
13th November 2009, 13:45
The only question mark I have over Thatcher is whether she could have done it without oil. Although admittedly I didn't face the hardship that some felt during her (early?) years of reform.

I've certainly come across the argument that she squandered the oil.

Did anyone watch last night's BBC4 drama about her downfall?

TheFaQQer
13th November 2009, 14:17
I've certainly come across the argument that she squandered the oil.

Did anyone watch last night's BBC4 drama about her downfall?

I watched it when it came out.

My mum's cousin played Nigel Lawson.

VectraMan
13th November 2009, 14:17
Thatcher, always stealing the milk from the kids.

I hated being forced to drink milk in school. She'd have got my vote just for that.

Pondlife
13th November 2009, 14:28
I hated being forced to drink milk in school. She'd have got my vote just for that.

I was just using based on the Cat reference. AFAIUI 'she' wasn't infavour of stopping the milk. She happened to be forcing through the spending cuts at the time.

DimPrawn
13th November 2009, 14:42
I hated being forced to drink milk in school. She'd have got my vote just for that.

It was warm and tasted like cheese.

:sick

Sysman
13th November 2009, 15:22
It was warm and tasted like cheese.

:sick

It certainly wasn't in winter. Too cold to drink if anything.

DimPrawn
13th November 2009, 15:33
It certainly wasn't in winter. Too cold to drink if anything.

We had heating in our school.

I guess you lived oop north.

RichardCranium
13th November 2009, 15:46
AFAIUI 'she' wasn't infavour of stopping the milk. She happened to be forcing through the spending cuts at the time.So ministers aren't responsible for the legislation they bring in? Like they're not responsible for their expenses?

Alan @ BroomeAffinity
13th November 2009, 15:56
Happy to say I'm too young to remember Thatcher properly but I got the impression she was a hatchet-man (sic) so she did what she wanted to do regardless of popularity. Maybe thats what we need now - some tough love.

Sysman
13th November 2009, 16:02
We had heating in our school.

I guess you lived oop north.

Contrary to popular opinion we had heating in our school oop north too.

But the milk was kept in a cold spot.

vetran
13th November 2009, 20:15
Thatcher built the boom Labour inherited and like a spoilt brat they squandered it.

Thatcher didn't want to close profitable pits but the unions forced her, reserve you bile for Scargill who did very nicely out of his members misery.

The milk was foul.

Steel & shipbuilding couldn't compete with third world competition.