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Old April 15 2013, 03:29 PM   #60
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Re: Morrisey: 'Margret Thatcher did not give a shit about people'

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^ Um, you realize that without her, or the much needed reforms, you'd be on par with Paraguay now? Thankfully, the UK now has a 7.8 percent unemployment rate. Greece has a 27 or 28 percent unemployment rate.


Great Britain was the sick man of Europe, and all of Europe was sick. France, Germany, and most of the rest of it were also suffering huge drops in per-capita GDP
I don't know about Germany, but France were as deep in it as we were, and managed to get to where France along with Germany are pretty much the dominant economic powers of Europe.

Without Thatcherism and ripping the heart, compassion and industrial infrastructure out of the country.

We don't make anything now. We are a nationwide call centre awaiting being outsourced to India...
And all you`ve got are just a few factories from two Japanese firms (Toyota, Honda, and Nissan) making cars. That`s only slightly good, but not enough for a nation like the UK.
The UK is home to:
Seven volume car manufacturers.
Eight major premium and sports car manufacturers and
more than 100 specialist brands.
Eight commercial vehicle manufacturers.
Ten bus and coach manufacturers.
Around 2,350 component manufacturers, ranging from
large companies competing globally to small and
medium sized businesses (SMEs) actively involved in the
UK supply chain3.
Eight Formula One teams and the largest concentration
of motorsport firms found within Motorsport Valley,
located in the centre of the UK4.
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