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« on: September 02, 2012, 02:17:25 pm »
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« Reply #1 on: September 02, 2012, 02:20:52 pm »
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My ideological idol and the greatest Prime Minister to ever grace these isles.

[-insert right wing Tory hackish ramblings here-]
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« Reply #2 on: September 02, 2012, 02:49:02 pm »
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« Reply #3 on: September 02, 2012, 02:50:41 pm »
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The archetype of evil.
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« Reply #4 on: September 02, 2012, 03:13:31 pm »
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I am actually quite neutral on her. Did quite a few FF things and quite a few HP things.
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« Reply #5 on: September 02, 2012, 04:33:03 pm »
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« Reply #6 on: September 02, 2012, 04:34:55 pm »
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I'm fonder of Margaret Snatcher.

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« Reply #7 on: September 02, 2012, 08:18:07 pm »
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Horrible.

Too bad the British didn't lose the Falklands War as doing so would've kept Tory popularity at record lows. With Foot's Labour just as bad off, there was the potential there for Roy Jenkins to become Prime Minister.
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« Reply #8 on: September 02, 2012, 08:23:42 pm »
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Major FF, though the poll tax was a bad idea and the European policy switch should've been done slower and with more intraparty consultation. Also a major political idol of mine.
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« Reply #9 on: September 03, 2012, 06:11:51 am »
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My views on this matter are well known.
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« Reply #10 on: September 03, 2012, 01:12:51 pm »
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My views on this matter are well known.

... and probably quite similar to mine.
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« Reply #11 on: September 03, 2012, 01:16:07 pm »
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She destroyed British society, basically.
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« Reply #12 on: September 03, 2012, 01:40:58 pm »
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http://www.isthatcherdeadyet.co.uk

One of the biggest HPs of the century.
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« Reply #13 on: September 03, 2012, 01:51:59 pm »
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HP

http://www.multinationalmonitor.org/mm2004/102004/interview-pollock.html

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NHS, Inc: The Accelerating Marketization of the UK’s National Health Service

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Multinational Monitor: What has been the historic mission of the UK’s National Health Service (NHS)?

Allyson Pollock: The NHS provides service to all citizens free at point of delivery, and made available on the basis of need and not on the ability to pay.

Prior to the creation of the NHS in 1948, half of the population in the UK, including children and older people, had no real access to healthcare — unless of course they could afford to pay for it — and as a result coverage and access was badly distributed.

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MM: When did the process of privatization and marketization begin?

Pollock: Prior to 1979, the consensus around state-provided healthcare largely held the main problem was lack of funding. The real privatization thrust began in 1979, when Thatcher’s government came in to power.
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« Reply #14 on: September 03, 2012, 01:57:20 pm »
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http://www.isthatcherdeadyet.co.uk

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Sickening website.

The lowest of the low.
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« Reply #15 on: September 03, 2012, 02:41:07 pm »
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Major FF, though the poll tax was a bad idea and the European policy switch should've been done slower and with more intraparty consultation. Also a major political idol of mine.

And the NHS isn't being 'marketized' anywhere near enough, unfortunately (in reply to greenforest).
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« Reply #16 on: September 03, 2012, 02:55:58 pm »
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A leading steward of the Western World's decline into ravenous, cannibalistic economics and excessive, backwards government.
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« Reply #17 on: September 04, 2012, 08:53:14 pm »
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What's with all the hackish, hateful votes and posts?  Massive FF.
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« Reply #18 on: September 04, 2012, 08:56:15 pm »
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She was the spawn of Satan, therefore some of us don't like her much.
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"It is the essence of a true democracy that people should be respected individually, not simply collectively. It is also of the essence of a democracy that differences and distinctions are recognised and, where relevant, honoured. A democracy should be above all a thoughtful type of society, in these and other respects."

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« Reply #19 on: September 04, 2012, 09:49:46 pm »
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The woman that prevented Britain from sliding into total mediocrity.

Massive FF.
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« Reply #20 on: September 05, 2012, 08:19:32 am »
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It's worth noting that Thatcher was only really the public face of her ideology; the real thinkers behind it were people such as Keith Joseph and John Gouriet. Not to say that Thatcher wasn't intelligent of course, but she was more of a career politician than anything else.
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« Reply #21 on: September 05, 2012, 09:29:03 am »
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FF.
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http://www.isthatcherdeadyet.co.uk

One of the biggest HPs of the century.

Really? One of the 10 biggest? 20? Together with whom? Stalin and Hitler? Amin and Boukassa?
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Top twenty would be stretching it, but perhaps we can get her into the top fifty. If only to annoy her more devoted fanboys.
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"It is the essence of a true democracy that people should be respected individually, not simply collectively. It is also of the essence of a democracy that differences and distinctions are recognised and, where relevant, honoured. A democracy should be above all a thoughtful type of society, in these and other respects."

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« Reply #24 on: September 05, 2012, 12:19:35 pm »
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My evolution (by The Political Matrix):
E: -6.06 -> -6.97 -> -6.97 -> -8.13 -> -7.29 -> -8.26 -> -8.65 -> -7.03
S: -6.78 -> -6.09 -> -7.30 -> -7.13 -> -8.09 -> -8.35 -> -9.04 -> -8.61
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