“Mrs Thatcher was a very divisive character”

December 12, 2011 4:31 pm

  • Anonymous

    Totally agree with you mate, 100%…

  • http://twitter.com/Newsbot9 Newsbot9

    She agreed with Attlee on Referendums, though. Bear THAT in mind!

    • Anonymous

      Well yes  when it suited her.

  • Anonymous

    Thatcher was correct in her diagnosis of some of the things that were wrong with Britain. But she was almost always wrong in the cure she prescribed. Example: were the unions too powerful and the public sector too inefficient? Yes. Was the answer to hurl millions of public sector workers onto the dole? Of course not. That was insane.

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