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RIP Baroness Margaret Thatcher 1925-2013 <3The Truth:
The British mining industry was dead BEFORE Thatcher came along. Read your history text books. She merely unplugged the life support machine because it was pointless to continue. British coal was too expensive to sell abroad, because wages were significantly higher than competing markets and because the safety precautions in looking after the men were very expensive. The only way to make coal profitable would have been to have made mining much more dangerous again. 
British Manufacturing was at an ALL TIME HIGH when she left office, rescued from its downward spiral when she came to power, due to spiralling wages (20% raises every year) and shoddy workmanship that cost businesses a fortune in sales (Ford, American, sold more of one model, the Cortina, than British Leyland could its entire range, due to the poor quality and high prices of BL products). She fought off the unions so that the manufacturing industry could modernise, become more efficient and innovative, competitive with the world again. Yes it meant heavy redundancies, but the new revitalised manufacturers now had room to grow, to expand, to employ more people as they rose up. The only hindrance to the British worker was Labour, who told the workers not work, to expect too much, and then when they came to power simply ignored them and brought in cheap foreign labourers who had the right work ethic instead (so they didn’t have to admit that they were wrong). Hence why unemployment was so huge under Labour despite record amounts of people in work.
The reason that so many towns and cities in the North are still suffering from heavy unemployment (apart from current recession) is because her plans were aborted by the weaklings in her party and by successive Labour governments, who chose instead to ignore the problem areas, instead pacifying them with sound bites and higher benefit payments, doing nothing to rebuild the broken communities. As a Northerner myself, I can say that it is far worse that Labour has ignored us, than it is that Thatcher had to make the hard decisions that cost us so much in the first place. At least she had a plan that would have made things better in the end, if it were allowed to reach the end. 
She did NOT support Apartheid. She was actually simply against the barbaric violence on the civilians of both sides. She had to meet officially with South Africa’s leaders at the time because that is what politics is about, it doesn’t mean she supported them. But the left-wing nutters refuse to accept this.
She ordered the sinking of the Belgrano, despite its appearance of moving away from the fighting, because of the wide belief of the military leaders and expert advisers, that it was about to try and trick our forces into believing that it wasn’t a threat anymore. It was still a threat, it could still strike British forces from its location and what’s more, the rest of the Argentine military efforts suggested it was going to return to strike again. There was every chance that it would still attack us and very little chance that it was actually going to go away peacefully. If the Argentines didn’t want to be attacked, they shouldn’t have invaded an Island where 99% of the population didn’t want them, declaring war on a superior military might.
She was NEVER against the working classes. She masterminded the greatest act of social mobility the UK has ever seen, by allowing tenants in council owned properties to buy their homes, at greatly reduced prices. She believed that everyone had a right to own their own homes and made the government foot the bill for the huge discounts that were offered.
She herself was from a Lower Middle Class background. She had to fight her way through the snobs and toffs to the top, and not only because of her lower class status but because she was a Woman.
You may say she isn’t a feminist icon, because she didn’t believe in the feminist movement. But that isn’t necessarily true. She believed that women could do just as good a job as men, but didn’t believe that it should be handed to them on a plate. That is just patronising. She believed that women should earn their places at the top fairly, not because they are filling a quota, but because they had the skills to. That SHOULD be inspiring to women around the world. To know that you can reach the top, and feel the glory of having done it by your own fair hand.
She was a deeply compassionate individual. Despite the label Iron Lady, she cared deeply for all people in the UK. During the IRA hunger strikes in Northern Ireland, despite the media saying that she refused to negotiate terms with the terrorists, she actually did negotiate with them behind the scenes because she did not want to see them die. She didn’t agree with them, they killed the general public randomlu at will, they killed her friends, they had even tried to kill her and her husband, but despite all of that, she didn’t want them dead. She wanted to save them. That is how great this woman was. 
No Prime Minister since Churchill has created such positive change in this country. He saved the world from Hitler, She from the misguided and damaging tomfoolery of Socialism that brought us to our knees and made us the laughing stock of the world. Margaret Thatcher, the woman who was brought up over a small corner shop in the little town of Grantham, looked after the entire nation of the United Kingdom, at home and abroad, so successfully, that she was the only Prime Minister to have 3 successive terms in office and enjoyed some of the highest approval ratings ever seen in British politics. She is a true great, and she deserves the highest honour possible. http://shallcrosstheroad.tumblr.com/

RIP Baroness Margaret Thatcher 1925-2013 <3

The Truth:

The British mining industry was dead BEFORE Thatcher came along. Read your history text books. She merely unplugged the life support machine because it was pointless to continue. British coal was too expensive to sell abroad, because wages were significantly higher than competing markets and because the safety precautions in looking after the men were very expensive. The only way to make coal profitable would have been to have made mining much more dangerous again. 

British Manufacturing was at an ALL TIME HIGH when she left office, rescued from its downward spiral when she came to power, due to spiralling wages (20% raises every year) and shoddy workmanship that cost businesses a fortune in sales (Ford, American, sold more of one model, the Cortina, than British Leyland could its entire range, due to the poor quality and high prices of BL products). She fought off the unions so that the manufacturing industry could modernise, become more efficient and innovative, competitive with the world again. Yes it meant heavy redundancies, but the new revitalised manufacturers now had room to grow, to expand, to employ more people as they rose up. The only hindrance to the British worker was Labour, who told the workers not work, to expect too much, and then when they came to power simply ignored them and brought in cheap foreign labourers who had the right work ethic instead (so they didn’t have to admit that they were wrong). Hence why unemployment was so huge under Labour despite record amounts of people in work.

The reason that so many towns and cities in the North are still suffering from heavy unemployment (apart from current recession) is because her plans were aborted by the weaklings in her party and by successive Labour governments, who chose instead to ignore the problem areas, instead pacifying them with sound bites and higher benefit payments, doing nothing to rebuild the broken communities. As a Northerner myself, I can say that it is far worse that Labour has ignored us, than it is that Thatcher had to make the hard decisions that cost us so much in the first place. At least she had a plan that would have made things better in the end, if it were allowed to reach the end. 

She did NOT support Apartheid. She was actually simply against the barbaric violence on the civilians of both sides. She had to meet officially with South Africa’s leaders at the time because that is what politics is about, it doesn’t mean she supported them. But the left-wing nutters refuse to accept this.

She ordered the sinking of the Belgrano, despite its appearance of moving away from the fighting, because of the wide belief of the military leaders and expert advisers, that it was about to try and trick our forces into believing that it wasn’t a threat anymore. It was still a threat, it could still strike British forces from its location and what’s more, the rest of the Argentine military efforts suggested it was going to return to strike again. There was every chance that it would still attack us and very little chance that it was actually going to go away peacefully. If the Argentines didn’t want to be attacked, they shouldn’t have invaded an Island where 99% of the population didn’t want them, declaring war on a superior military might.

She was NEVER against the working classes. She masterminded the greatest act of social mobility the UK has ever seen, by allowing tenants in council owned properties to buy their homes, at greatly reduced prices. She believed that everyone had a right to own their own homes and made the government foot the bill for the huge discounts that were offered.

She herself was from a Lower Middle Class background. She had to fight her way through the snobs and toffs to the top, and not only because of her lower class status but because she was a Woman.

You may say she isn’t a feminist icon, because she didn’t believe in the feminist movement. But that isn’t necessarily true. She believed that women could do just as good a job as men, but didn’t believe that it should be handed to them on a plate. That is just patronising. She believed that women should earn their places at the top fairly, not because they are filling a quota, but because they had the skills to. That SHOULD be inspiring to women around the world. To know that you can reach the top, and feel the glory of having done it by your own fair hand.

She was a deeply compassionate individual. Despite the label Iron Lady, she cared deeply for all people in the UK. During the IRA hunger strikes in Northern Ireland, despite the media saying that she refused to negotiate terms with the terrorists, she actually did negotiate with them behind the scenes because she did not want to see them die. She didn’t agree with them, they killed the general public randomlu at will, they killed her friends, they had even tried to kill her and her husband, but despite all of that, she didn’t want them dead. She wanted to save them. That is how great this woman was. 

No Prime Minister since Churchill has created such positive change in this country. He saved the world from Hitler, She from the misguided and damaging tomfoolery of Socialism that brought us to our knees and made us the laughing stock of the world. Margaret Thatcher, the woman who was brought up over a small corner shop in the little town of Grantham, looked after the entire nation of the United Kingdom, at home and abroad, so successfully, that she was the only Prime Minister to have 3 successive terms in office and enjoyed some of the highest approval ratings ever seen in British politics. She is a true great, and she deserves the highest honour possible. 

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