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Old 08-04-2013   #1
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R.I.P. Maggie

Breaking news: Margaret Thatcher has died, aged 87.

One of the strongest and most inspirational leaders the world has ever known.

RIP Maggie.
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Rather shocked when I heard this on the radio. RIP Maggie
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Re: R.I.P. Maggie

One of the few women who has had a profound effect on the world we live in. Love her or hate her you couldn't ignore her.

RIP Mrs T
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Re: R.I.P. Maggie

Controversial topic!

She had no direct impact on me, all I can remember was getting lots of time off primary school because of the teachers strikes back in the 80s.

However, being Scottish, I know alot of people who's lives were directly and negatively impacted by Thatchers spell in power, and whom I can probably safely say wont be morning tonight.

I was shocked when I heard the news on the radio though.
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Re: R.I.P. Maggie

Sad news indeed.

She was the only leader we have had since Churchill who had a pair.

Watching all of today's politicians paying tribute has turned my stomach over, it was their ilk who ousted her! spineless cretins the lot of them.
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Re: R.I.P. Maggie

Never liked her at all and have always felt she left everything a little worse than it was before.........Crushed the Unions and also devestated our manufacturing industry. We have lost skills that will never breturn.
She told us that the financial hub of London would be the new engine room of our economy and look what's happened to that. We can't make stuff to sell because no one knows how to any more..

But...

I must be wrong as now she is passed everyone sez how nice she was....

Hmm?
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Re: R.I.P. Maggie

Being yorkshire born and bred i can tell you there are not a lot of tears shed round here - street parties etc are planned
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Being yorkshire born and bred i can tell you there are not a lot of tears shed round here - street parties etc are planned
Exactly. My family are from Barnsley and my dad was a miner and went through the miners strike. She wasn't very popular up here in the North!

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Re: R.I.P. Maggie

same round here she also had a big impact on the closure of the uk's ship building industry
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I would dance a jig, but lack of calcium has left my bones too frail for activities like that.
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I would dance a jig, but lack of calcium has left my bones too frail for activities like that.
I never got my daily quota either

Anyone else suffer because of the poll tax? It was supposedly a tax on the person - not the house.
At the time, I was on paternal leave, it made more sense for me to take the year off as SWMBO's job was more important than mine (so she also earned more). The leave was simply an agreement with my managers - I took a year out without pay so they could pay my temp replacement.
Despite having zero income, I was still expected to pay my poll tax - with what? I wasn't even entitled to benefits.
So, despite this being a tax on the individual, my refusal to pay resulted in my tax being deducted from SWMBO's wage at source - how fair is that?
Also, the rate of tax was set so high that it meant we were WORSE off as the poll tax was almost double our rates.

My manager, on the other hand, was absolutely delighted - she lived in a 5-bed detached property with over an acre of land, swimming pool etc. Her & hubby were now paying exactly the same as us in our 2.5 bed end of terrace (the so-called 3rd bedroom is a box room).
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P.S Forgot to pay my respects to Mrs Thatcher - burn in hell
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Re: R.I.P. Maggie

she killed the north and didn't do much for the south either, she made the rich richer and the poor poorer, the next labour government didn't have the time put right the mess she left, now present government blames the last labour government for it.

she was no princess Diana
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Re: R.I.P. Maggie

Well I live in the north...in a former pit village that was slated for demolition after she closed the mines...only reason there haven't been street parties is most of the damage she did was 50 years ago.
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Well I live in the north...in a former pit village that was slated for demolition after she closed the mines...only reason there haven't been street parties is most of the damage she did was 50 years ago.
50 years really!


was a girl on local news just now too young to have been around back then saying "she must have done a hard job well to get voted in 3 times" the only reason she got voted in was because women voted for her just because she was a woman, no other reason.

should have never given women the vote
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