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Old April 8 2013, 09:15 PM   #44
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Re: Margaret Thatcher dead at 87

Sam_I_Am wrote: View Post
She bequeathed us a country where anyone could make it if they had the talent, the ambition and the work ethic.

Sam_I_Am wrote: View Post
But the world's response to her passing rather makes it seem she did.
Old politicians commenting the death of an old politician.

Stoo wrote: View Post
[edit] for the sake of serious commentary, Thatcher's actions should be placed in context - winter of discontent, Britain's poor economy in the 70s, the "sick man of europe" etc. But while the southeast gained from the sweeping free-marketeer changes, it was at rather a cost to the rest of the country.

And now we're a nation that... relies on bankers, doesn't make a lot and has large areas that are deprived and economically pretty dead.
As far as I understand it, this is basically it in a nutshell.
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