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Not a Mrs Thatcher moan - Page 3 -Carers UK Forum

Not a Mrs Thatcher moan

Socialise and chat about other areas of your life
I could argue this issue all day.

But I think Scott is right. We all have our own memories of Mrs Thatcher. Time to bury this thread.
Every Seviceman and woman on parade today would have being paid anyway regardless of what they were doing, You are falling into the trap that Politicians love to use to justify cuts regardless of the Political party. They always quote the retail costs to the Country when they are only paying wholesale prices.

Also I did not see you complaining about the cost of Policing the Thatcher demonstration's over the last few days.
If you really want to talk about costs, Kev - wholesale or otherwise - you've come to the right place.

Every carer here is doing for very little (or less) what the government absolutely needs them to do - because the cost would be too great.

Care in the Community - Mrs Thatcher's policy - not only underlined that, it relied on it absolutely, and is doing so to an ever-increasing degree to the point that many carers are now close to collapse.

By all means let's talk about costs.
You don't have to tell me about caring and costs, I've being doing it full time for over 10 years and we have just lost £35 per week due to bedroom tax. So don't you dare lecture me on what's happing as though I'm a kid because I dare to disagree with your opinion on Margret Thatcher.
I can't see anyone 'lecturing' anyone, just differing views being debated on a subject I think people will have 'agree to disagree' on, politely.
I can't see anyone 'lecturing' anyone, just differing views being debated on a subject I think people will have 'agree to disagree' on, politely.
I couldn't agree more Myrtle.
Charles is the last person to ''put down'' anyone, let alone treat them like a kid Kev.
This is exactly what Thatcherism causes, huge divisions in the population.

I started off voting this woman in, twice. I was a true blue, brought up in a Tory stronghold. By her third term I could see quite clearly the damage she was doing to the country, so changed my politics to the Lib Dems. I now dont like their weakness in a coalition with the Tories and have realised that I am indeed a socialist at heart, but never knew it.

Goodnight Mrs Thatcher and good riddance!
Having attended a really acrimonious council meeting last night, all to do with a planning application I was interested in, I've been reminded again that the theory and practice of our political system can be very different. A few years ago, the councillors were best descibed as a lot of old duffers who had lived in the town for a long time, might have been a bit past it, but their hearts were in the right place. Yesterday I discovered that they had been replaced by the "men in suits", with a Conservative majority, Lib Dem minority, no Labour. The men in suits felt they could hurl insults and generally talk down to the opposition,and be really horrible to one of the few female councillors. Ultimately, two Tories voted with the Lib Dems on the issue I was concerned about, so that was a result as far as I was concerned. Somehow, the needs of local residents had been largely overlooked until the very last minute. A lot is being made of Mrs. T. being one of the longest serving Prime Ministers, but she wasn't popular and would, I believe, have lost one of her elections but for the sympathy vote after the Falklands War. I really don't like party politics at all, but as yet there doesn't seem to be anything better!
I can't see anyone 'lecturing' anyone, just differing views being debated on a subject I think people will have 'agree to disagree' on, politely.
I couldn't agree more Myrtle.
Charles is the last person to ''put down'' anyone, let alone treat them like a kid Kev.
This is exactly what Thatcherism causes, huge divisions in the population.

I started off voting this woman in, twice. I was a true blue, brought up in a Tory stronghold. By her third term I could see quite clearly the damage she was doing to the country, so changed my politics to the Lib Dems. I now dont like their weakness in a coalition with the Tories and have realised that I am indeed a socialist at heart, but never knew it.

Goodnight Mrs Thatcher and good riddance!
Thatcher did not cause the strikes in the Seventies The flying pickets the union intimidation did she?
My memory seems to be different to you, this country was well and truly divided before she came to power.
Kev - Your quite right about the seventies and the flying pickets. That was an awful time.
Ted Heath was a weak leader going to the country to solve his problem with the miners union and loosing power because of it.
I thought Mrs T did an amazing job in her first term in office, curbing the unions who had a strangle hold on our country.
As Bowlingbun says, she got in a second time because of the Faulkands war. Left to the male politicians, that war would never have been fought had it not been for her determination to free the islands. Our nephew a Royal Marine and 18 at the time was there. He had one hell of a time too.

It was her third term that did most of the damage.
Selling off council houses was a disaster and I knew it would be at the time.
Selling off the playing fields. Another dreadful move. She couldn't care less about sport.
Then she destroyed our steel industry sayind it was cheaper to buy from abroad.
The same with coal. Again cheaper to buy the inferior stuff from Poland.

I'm actually not very political at all. I always vote, that is my right, but I'm so delusioned like so many others.
I respect your views Kev and sorry to hear that you have been a Carer for ten years. You have to be an amazing fellow to have done it for so long. Image
Peter that's the most sensible post I've read on this thread. You've summed it up perfectly in my view. Personally I think no leader should serve more then two terms.