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Even in death, Thatcher draws scorn from some

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Joy Division

Newcastle Upon Tyne, UK

#22 Apr 10, 2013
rio wrote:
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I vote Tory like my folks because we are well off. Why should I vote for poverty under Labour?
Labour wants everybody to be poor and receive welfare. That's how they get voters, by inventing new welfare schemes all the time, and leaving a trail of debts behind.
The present economic situation was created by Blair and Brown, and hopefully Cameron and Osborne will put the country back on its feet, and attack the scroungers.
This post has confirmed to me that you are at the WUM.

“It's a Brand New Day”

Since: Feb 06

New Rochelle

#23 Apr 10, 2013
rio wrote:
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I vote Tory like my folks because we are well off. Why should I vote for poverty under Labour?
Labour wants everybody to be poor and receive welfare. That's how they get voters, by inventing new welfare schemes all the time, and leaving a trail of debts behind.
The present economic situation was created by Blair and Brown, and hopefully Cameron and Osborne will put the country back on its feet, and attack the scroungers.
No, the present economy in UK is a direct result of Thatcher's policies, and also joining the European Union.

Mr Blair had thousands of faults, but cannot bear the blame for the results of Maggie's broad sword.

And, to paraphraise Jesus,'...For ye have the "scroungers" with you always, and whensoever ye will ye may do them good...'

All welfare programs without a path to restoring individual economic viability should be abandoned; but that is very difficult if one adheres to a rigid British class system, isn'y it?

“It's a Brand New Day”

Since: Feb 06

New Rochelle

#24 Apr 10, 2013
Joy Division wrote:
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This post has confirmed to me that you are at the WUM.
HEY HEY, did you take the BBC Class test"?" yet?

http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/magazine-22000973
Far Away

Anchorage, AK

#25 Apr 10, 2013
Mr_Bill wrote:
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No, the present economy in UK is a direct result of Thatcher's policies, and also joining the European Union.
Mr Blair had thousands of faults, but cannot bear the blame for the results of Maggie's broad sword.
And, to paraphraise Jesus,'...For ye have the "scroungers" with you always, and whensoever ye will ye may do them good...'
All welfare programs without a path to restoring individual economic viability should be abandoned; but that is very difficult if one adheres to a rigid British class system, isn'y it?
Mind-numbingly ignorant again, Bill. England is NOT a member of the E.U.

“It's a Brand New Day”

Since: Feb 06

New Rochelle

#26 Apr 10, 2013
Far Away wrote:
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Mind-numbingly ignorant again, Bill. England is NOT a member of the E.U.
Wrong again.
The UK joined the EU decades ago; but are not one on the 'core states' which are basically modeled on US states. The UK is an autonimous nation member.

Please call the British Embassy to confirm.

Far Away

Anchorage, AK

#27 Apr 10, 2013
I stand corrected as to UK membership; I tied membership to the use of the Euro monetary system by the other (failing) *member* nations. It would seem to me that, since the Union is founded on economics that--for all intents and purposes--the UK is a member in name only and only loosely economically allied with the remainder of Euro-based members.

“It's a Brand New Day”

Since: Feb 06

New Rochelle

#28 Apr 10, 2013
Far Away wrote:
I stand corrected as to UK membership; I tied membership to the use of the Euro monetary system by the other (failing)*member* nations. It would seem to me that, since the Union is founded on economics that--for all intents and purposes--the UK is a member in name only and only loosely economically allied with the remainder of Euro-based members.
Understandable. The EU is even confusing to me. Esspecially the Why?

And, Britain did not want to change its monitary system; nor link it directly to the EU; so they went half-way, and eliminated the shilling.
Giggs

Manchester, UK

#29 Apr 11, 2013
bottlecap wrote:
Many Brits hated Churhill too! Go figure.
But most of these Thatcher-phobes have been brainwashed by the BBC.
Loads of people don't like churchill but they all respected him for what he did for us during the war.

get your facts right yank.
Giggs

Manchester, UK

#30 Apr 11, 2013
Far Away wrote:
I stand corrected as to UK membership; I tied membership to the use of the Euro monetary system by the other (failing)*member* nations. It would seem to me that, since the Union is founded on economics that--for all intents and purposes--the UK is a member in name only and only loosely economically allied with the remainder of Euro-based members.
Most of us dont want to be part of the EU.

It was forced on us.
Giggs

Manchester, UK

#31 Apr 11, 2013
Mr_Bill wrote:
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And, to paraphraise Jesus,'...For ye have the "scroungers" with you always, and whensoever ye will ye may do them good...'
That was a quote they used to describe the 18th century poor laws to us at school.
Giggs

Manchester, UK

#32 Apr 11, 2013
Mr_Bill wrote:
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HEY HEY, did you take the BBC Class test"?" yet?
http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/magazine-22000973
Emergent service workers

This class group is financially insecure, scoring low for savings and house value, but high for social and cultural factors. According to the Great British Class Survey results, lots of people in this group:

Are young
Enjoy a cultured social life
Rent their home - almost 90%

......I disagree.

I cant be defines by this.
I can read

Edinburgh, UK

#33 Apr 11, 2013
Far Away wrote:
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Mind-numbingly ignorant again, Bill. England is NOT a member of the E.U.
Did you go to the same school as sarah palin?
Joy Division

Newcastle Upon Tyne, UK

#34 Apr 11, 2013
bottlecap wrote:
Many Brits hated Churhill too! Go figure.
But most of these Thatcher-phobes have been brainwashed by the BBC.
See it just goes to show that you were not on the receiving end of her wickedness and favouring of the rich.

You never lost your job directly because of her, nor did your bairn get their milk stolen from her or have the poll tax imposed upon them...a year earlier if you lived in Scotland , amongst a host of other issues which she designed to put the poor to a big disadvantage, she hated the poor as well as hated the Scots.

While I'm not laughing at her death , I can understand why others feel the way they do and it only goes to show you have never end suffered under her if you are so surprised or can't understand while some feel the way they do.
Far Away

Anchorage, AK

#35 Apr 11, 2013
I can read wrote:
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Did you go to the same school as sarah palin?
I went to a school that taught me not to be so god-damned reactionary, Brit. Read my next comment after the one you quoted and get back to me.
I can read

Edinburgh, UK

#36 Apr 11, 2013
Far Away wrote:
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I went to a school that taught me not to be so god-damned reactionary, Brit. Read my next comment after the one you quoted and get back to me.
Interesting. You called another poster mind numbingly ignorant for saying the UK is part of the EU but think your school taught you not to be 'god-damned reactionary'.

They didn't teach you very well, did they?

FYI, England is one of the 4 nations who make up the UK and the EU has massive legal and political power rather than being mainly economic as you ignorantly claim and the UK is most certainly a member in more than name only.

So once again I ask: Did you go to the same school as Sarah Palin?
Far Away

Anchorage, AK

#37 Apr 11, 2013
I can read wrote:
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Interesting. You called another poster mind numbingly ignorant for saying the UK is part of the EU but think your school taught you not to be 'god-damned reactionary'.
They didn't teach you very well, did they?
FYI, England is one of the 4 nations who make up the UK and the EU has massive legal and political power rather than being mainly economic as you ignorantly claim and the UK is most certainly a member in more than name only.
So once again I ask: Did you go to the same school as Sarah Palin?
Clearly you're the type to argue with a stop sign, so, in parlance you'll understand, bugger off!
I can read

Edinburgh, UK

#38 Apr 11, 2013
Far Away wrote:
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Clearly you're the type to argue with a stop sign, so, in parlance you'll understand, bugger off!
Ah, I appologise for trying to destroy your ignorance.

Clearly it's something you value.

Might I suggest in the future you don't do as much to highlight it?

“It's a Brand New Day”

Since: Feb 06

New Rochelle

#39 Apr 11, 2013
Far Away wrote:
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I went to a school that taught me not to be so god-damned reactionary, Brit. Read my next comment after the one you quoted and get back to me.
You must be a drop-out.

“It's a Brand New Day”

Since: Feb 06

New Rochelle

#40 Apr 11, 2013
I can read wrote:
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Interesting. You called another poster mind numbingly ignorant for saying the UK is part of the EU but think your school taught you not to be 'god-damned reactionary'.
They didn't teach you very well, did they?
FYI, England is one of the 4 nations who make up the UK and the EU has massive legal and political power rather than being mainly economic as you ignorantly claim and the UK is most certainly a member in more than name only.
So once again I ask: Did you go to the same school as Sarah Palin?
What is in the air with Scots independence?

And don't tease the trolls, they are missing chromosomes.
I wish I could hear you pronounce aluminium.
Far Away

Anchorage, AK

#41 Apr 11, 2013
Mr_Bill wrote:
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You must be a drop-out.
... and I thought we had reached a truce after my tacit apology and your subsequent comment... I guess not.

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