I’m concerned at the recent (alleged) comments made by a spokesperson for Thatcher when responding to a request from Camp Palin to hook up when America’s nomadic psycho arrives in London. Whilst I totally agree that Palin being described as nuts is an accurate one I would like to point out that it takes someone who’s nuts to recognise a fellow lunatic. Thatcher is seen by the right wing conservatives in the UK as one of the country’s greatest Prime Minister’s. Any endorsement from right wing conservatives usually requires considerable tongue in cheek acceptance of fact (alternatively a ‘are you f@@king kidding me?!’ will suffice). Thatcher’s legacy is still with us in the UK today , a struggling manufacturing base, housing shortages, the death of mining communities, a culture of greed and nepotism and sending soldiers into wars we have no right to be involved in. Thatcher was one of the worst Prime Minister’s of the UK and is still a figure of hate for many people who remember how she effectively turned the country’s police force into a private army and gave them licence to beat the crap out of miners who were fighting to save their jobs. Thatcher’s ‘innovative’ idea of selling local authority housing stock to those that wished to purchase their property seemed fine in theory but Thatcher also failed to build replacement stock for those who couldn’t afford to buy. This mistake has never been rectified by successive governments and now that we have a new conservative led govt I suspect the homeless situation will reach record levels. Our National Health Service which was once envied throughout the world is now being systematically torn apart in preparation for privatisation. This is something Thatcher tried to implement and she failed as will this latest attempt to make the masses pay for medical treatment on top of paying taxes.
Right wingers are right wingers and money and personal greed is their only goal. Sharing is something done amongst a chosen few. So whilst it is right to raise a smile for the ‘Palin is nuts’ quote please make sure that all the deserved ridicule for Palin should be repeated for Thatcher. Thatcher did for feminism what George Bush did for intellect.
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