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Old 04-08-2013, 08:09 AM
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Baroness Thatcher RIP

announced less than an hour ago, after a stroke.

I cannot overlook the disgraceful divisions she wrought through English society. Pitting people against their kin is no claim to greatness, no matter what else they have achieved or spearheaded.
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Old 04-08-2013, 08:15 AM
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God save the Queen.
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Old 04-08-2013, 08:21 AM
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Margaret Thatcher...... the milk snatcher
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Old 04-08-2013, 08:24 AM
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announced less than an hour ago, after a stroke.

I cannot overlook the disgraceful divisions she wrought through English society. Pitting people against their kin is no claim to greatness, no matter what else they have achieved or spearheaded.
Whats the point of this?
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Old 04-08-2013, 08:32 AM
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Agreed.

Show some respect.....
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Old 04-08-2013, 08:40 AM
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Whats the point of this?
Going out on a limb, but I don't think the OP liked Maggie very much.
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Old 04-08-2013, 08:43 AM
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Maggie Thatcher was a great politician. RIP.
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Old 04-08-2013, 08:49 AM
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Going out on a limb, but I don't think the OP liked Maggie very much.
Sure, but that doesn't mean there was a point to it.
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Old 04-08-2013, 08:59 AM
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Agreed.

Show some respect.....
Why?

Because she died?
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Old 04-08-2013, 09:01 AM
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Sure, but that doesn't mean there was a point to it.
I think the point is that the Op believes that she wasn't a GREAT politician. Knowing that everyone will pronounce her as one......

She held firm to her principles, smashed the grip unions had on industry for better or worse but I remember doing homework by candlelight because of her 'iron lady' persona...... I remember those poor miners that suffered so much......
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Old 04-08-2013, 09:16 AM
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I remember how she harboured and supported Chile's General Augusto Pinochet who tortured children in front of their parents.

I remember how she ordered the sinking of a retreating warship, the General Belgrano resulting in the loss of hundreds of Argentinian sailors.

I remember her opposition to sanctions against apartheid South Africa.

I remember her support for the Khmer Rouge.

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Old 04-08-2013, 09:17 AM
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I think the point is that the Op believes that she wasn't a GREAT politician. Knowing that everyone will pronounce her as one......

She held firm to her principles, smashed the grip unions had on industry for better or worse but I remember doing homework by candlelight because of her 'iron lady' persona...... I remember those poor miners that suffered so much......
If that is the point, then it seems to go against the rules of the forum, no politics.

It does seem disengenious to start and RIP thread to just kick the corpse, no?
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Old 04-08-2013, 09:22 AM
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If that is the point, then it seems to go against the rules of the forum, no politics.

It does seem disengenious to start and RIP thread to just kick the corpse, no?
Her corpse deserves kicking.
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Old 04-08-2013, 09:23 AM
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Her corpse deserves kicking.
Wow. Perhaps this thread should be stricken from the records.
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Old 04-08-2013, 09:26 AM
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If ever there was a thread which deserves to closed and removed......
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