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Margaret Thatcher dead at 87

Discussion in 'The Pub' started by goz, Apr 8, 2013.

  1. BIG DEAL i hear you say

    I agree :D :peace:
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  2. Anyone else see the woman on Q & A say it was time to crack open the champaign when it was announced?
  3. lol no, missed that 1, who is she, ill go have a drink with her :)
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  4. Poor taste but typical abc q&a crap
  5. Brooke magnanti. Never heard of her before. There was stunned silence then it just went on.
  6. Thank fcuk for that, I hope it fcuking hurt...
  7. Great to hear. Couldnt have happened to a better person
  8. sorry fellas, i cant give you nods, gone from the pub :D
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  9. She's an ex hooker. Wrote diary of a call girl.
  10. 1 down, Madeleine Albright to go
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  11. She wasn't that bad.

    Inspired some kickass music/tv/art too.
  12. ROT in HELL you horrible biatch!
  13. #13 mainstage, Apr 9, 2013
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    Unless you live through this it's hard to understand

    She destroyed the nation with her policies i remember living their during the miners strike that turned brother against brother father against son . People were lineing up outside working men's clubs to get soup. Bread .cheese they had no money just living off the kindness of strangers .

    And then their was Augusto Pinochet. committed war crimes on his people the killing and torturing of thousands and Margaret Thatcher brings him to the uk to live out his life in luxury under so called house arrest .

    And now we have journalists singing her praises who were still at primary school when she was fcuking over the working class

    fcuking burn in hell.
  14. Some tidbits from Wikipedia:

    According to the BBC, Thatcher "managed to destroy the power of the trade unions for almost a generation".

    By 1982 the UK began to experience signs of economic recovery;[88] inflation was down to 8.6 per cent from a high of 18 per cent, but unemployment was over 3 million for the first time since the 1930s.[89] By 1983 overall economic growth was stronger and inflation and mortgage rates were at their lowest levels since 1970, although manufacturing output had dropped by 30 per cent since 1978[90] and unemployment remained high, peaking at 3.3 million in 1984.[91]

    The process of privatisation, especially the preparation of nationalised industries for privatisation, was associated with marked improvements in performance, particularly in terms of labour productivity.

    ... in 1982 Sinn Féin politician Danny Morrison described Thatcher as "the biggest bastard we have ever known".

    Thatcher was one of the first Western leaders to respond warmly to reformist Soviet leader Mikhail Gorbachev. Following Reagan–Gorbachev summit meetings and reforms enacted by Gorbachev in the USSR, she declared in November 1988 that "We're not in a Cold War now", but rather in a "new relationship much wider than the Cold War ever was".

    I have a very dim view of politicans - unsurprising, being a market anarchist - but she was one of the better ones.

    I'll definitely have a drink in her memory next time I'm down the pub.
  15. Lol twitards thought cher was dead because of the hashtag nowthatchersdead.
  16. If its on the interweb its real....
  17. :rofl:
    that's awesome
  18. She ruined entire communities that still haven't recovered, three generations of families are still unemployed in the N East of GB.

    Many, many lives wrecked and, due to how the sides were drawn during the miners' strike, some families are still destroyed.

    She will be remembered as a great leader and a pioneer (which, by the true definition of those words, she was).

    But in my opinion she was a failure as a human being and I'm glad she's gone.

    It's a shame that history will gloss over her faults and paint her in a more sympathetic light.
  19. In the tradition of not speaking ill of the dead, I have only one thing to say of Maggie.

    Remember, prior to her coming into power, feminists used to say stuff like, if women were in power there wouldn't be wars and other nasty stuff.

    Well, Maggie soon put a stop to that.
  20. From http://www.cato.org/blog/thatcher-anecdotes-biographer:

    ... Margaret Thatcher was almost infinitely quotable. On the economic folly she fought so tenaciously: “The problem with socialism is that you eventually run out of other people’s money.” On popularity: “If you just set out to be liked, you would be prepared to compromise on anything at any time, and you would achieve nothing.” On productiveness and the charitable instinct: “No one would remember the Good Samaritan if he’d only had good intentions; he had money as well.” On the hostile press: “If my critics saw me walking over the Thames they would say it was because I couldn’t swim.”