Discussion in 'TV & Media' started by Shaka Zulu, Apr 11, 2013.
Just to stress, that's just automotive manufacturing in the UK!
I went to a few of the warrent sales up here in Glasgow at the time of the poll tax as a protest and hopefully to stop them, and it was heartbreaking to see people with nothing but a roof over their heads having what meager possessions they had forcebly taken from them all because they simply could not afford to pay the poll tax from their brew money, and in the proccess making them even more poverty ridden, where was the sense in these actions.
All they had to do was set fire to their home after they had taken their stuff and we would have been back in the middle ages, and i dont believe that they made any money on the stuff they were forcebly taking as it might have been of value to the people who owed it, but they were not really of any monetory value to anybody else other than fire wood.
Horrible times, i was glad when warrant sales were made illegal because there for the grace of god go us.
So let's do the Maths.
17.62%-15.18% = a fall of 2.3% during the 11 years she was n office.
15.18%-9.68% = a fall of 5.5% during the Major/Blair years.
So lets be fair 2.3 / 11 = ~ a fall of 0.2% per year during the Thatcher years.
5.5/13 = a fall of approx 0.42% per year during the Major/Blair years.
Oh and in the 9 years from 1970-1979 it was a fall of approx 0.33% per year.
Now of course some of that could be in part due to policies started during the Thatcher years, but when she left office those policies could have been reversed. The fact is that it declied at a faster rate.
As I've said before no PM ever gets everything right nor do they get everything wrong. But using those stats it could be argued that whilst manufacturing continued to decline she actually slowed down the rate.
Oops, sorry about that, and thanks for the correction.
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