Apr 14, 2013 at 16:13:32
“Baroness Thatcher was controversial in life, and it is not surprising that she is in death. As a politician, she was flawed on certain areas of policies. Political historians have a 'bucketful' of events for future generations to delve into. They can all come to their own conclusions. Depending on which side of the Political divide, you either loved her or hated her. There was no middle way for Maggie. She herself described members of her cabinet who advocated a middle way for her policies in government as 'WETS'. She still accommodated them, and she showed that by assigning to them cabinet offices that did not interfere with her objectives. A good U.K Plc. CEO? very debatable indeed.
However,she got things done and luck was on her side. I agree with other commentators who had remarked since her passing that the TUC members who called out their members to go on strike without ballots, as well as General Galtieri did a lot to keep her in power for that long.In the end, it was not the ballot box that got rid of her in Government, but her own party members did. One can therefore argue that those rejoicing over her death missed the point. Maggie fought in her lifetime for the freedom which they have now taken advantage of to celebrate her death in Trafalgar square and elsewhere in the U.K, most of them were not even born when she left office. What an irony!”
daisydojulie on Apr 14, 2013 at 18:10:16
“She was most definately marmite!”
dinnydonald on Apr 14, 2013 at 16:46:57
“Sadly you preach to the deaf, they don't do reason or rational. I think that Frank Field's address in Parliament last week said so much about the lady. Bearing in mind he is staunch Labour he had an amazing relationship with her. He spoke of going straight to the source when he needed something for his constituency- ship building- and it was done or not, but always with efficiency and no messing. He raised three items that could be taken from her time that need to be addressed and challenged both sides to get them done not just sit around talking about them. She got things done and that is what made her different from a chain of prime ministers.
“I can not imagine the mental turmoil this lady must have gone through if indeed she took her own life and that of her innocent daughters with her. One should wait for the facts before passing any judgement. This is a very sad incident. Note that in the report, there was no mention of her husband and by extension the father of these kids. May the three of them find peace with their creator. Absolutely shocking! It should not have been this way!”
“Hamas was democratically elected, therefore all those who have taken it upon themselves to influence and shape the political opinion in the Middle East should have factored that reality into the never ending peace process. The Likud led Government have no veto on how others choose their Government This is the origin of this cycle of murder on both sides.There are no shortage of bigotry on both sides. Each of the embedded bigots thrive on bloodshed. The sad thing is that the rest of the world has no one to look up to for a solution. Therein lies the tragedy.
The Palestinian /Israeli crisis is the only incident in modern times where every American President, at best, becomes intellectually impotent when it comes to standing up for justice and at worst eloquently hypocritical in their contribution to the events as it unfolds.
At least, President Jimmy Carter took President Anwar Sadat to the Knesset and Menachim Begim held a face to face meeting with him. Did both sides capitalized on that major achievement?The bigots took over. I personally congratulate both sides for their contribution to the infamous bestiality of the twenty first century.”
CatalinaDave on Nov 19, 2012 at 14:26:52
“The Israelis supported Hamas and helped put them in power. Maybe not so smart in hindsight.”
glanton on Nov 19, 2012 at 13:42:04
“Yes, the Palestinians elected Hamas, a group dedicated to destroying all Jews. That's why there's no hope for peace. It's nothing to do with what Israel does or does not do. So long as they remain Jews, and so long as Muslims believe they're divinely obligated to murder all Jews, peace is an impossibility.”
Arie Menachem on Nov 19, 2012 at 13:17:42
“Actually, it was Sadat who said in a radio broadcast (out of the the blue) that he would work at peace - stunning both Israel and the US. How did Israel respond? Invited him to the Knesset, gave back every last centimeter of the Sinai Peninsula (which had been developed in the interim and in which oil had been found by Israel). If Hamas / the PA / Syria or any other Arab leader decided tomorrow that they were interested in putting down their arms and making nice, there would be peace next Wednesday.”
“From one human being to another, My heart goes out to all of you. May courage and determination never fail you. To those in hospital too ill or infirm to help themselves, may your guardian angels fill in where your nurses, doctors and paramedics fall short. To the fire fighters, and all other emergency personnel of the affected areas, may God give you strength. This is one situation when instincts takeover from all your training and professional experience. Time is a great healer, you will all recover from this.To those who sadly died as a result of this disaster, Rest in the Lord.”
“As an avid reader of the HP an an impartial bystander in all these American Political gerimandering, I knew it would not be long before the ''R'' nuances is exhibited in response to Colin Powell's endorsement of Obama.
We on this side of the pond have watched the three debates and think on balance, the Republican party have done a spirited job to get their man into the White House.
However, they have just fallen short of their target The pendulum seem to be swinging the Democrats way.Just to join in the fun, The Tea party should commission a tea farm in Kenya next time round. That will be a great Foreign policy head start..”
HK P2000SK on Oct 25, 2012 at 16:07:53
“You ought to use more reliable sources over there, across the pond. you are grossly mistaken about your conclusion.
I think you simply wish to stir up trouble. You've got plenty, yourselves....across the pond.
“Politics will be dull without good old John Prescott. He lost by a whisker. You could not have scripted this. Well done to the people of Humberside. In the midst of the gloom and doom of the Tories loosing out to Labour in the Corby bye election, watching John Prescott taking one on the chin( and he does know how to dish it out himself) provides them with a political alibi when asked as to why they lost the three bye elections. The voters must have a great sense of humour.”
“In the interest of National security, this matter should have been dealt with privately. Being where we are, and very early in Obama's second term, there are far more matters of important economic significance than tittle tattle of sexual Picadillo. For God's sake, Barak should get a grip. It's bad enough loosing your head of the CIA and he is also in danger of loosing the security grip in Europe, over what? Commonsense fellows! commonsense!”
43m61l65 on Nov 14, 2012 at 10:36:36
“AKS 44: Logic and common sense is non-existent in this administration. Don't you see that everyday this bozo is in power? Forget about Petraeus' escapades and concentrate on the cover up of the Benghazi fiasco and all the lies that were told concerning that event.”
“When idiocy comes to town, the Taliban is the gate keeper.Someone gave the order in the Taliban heir
achy to shoot Malala. To think that a group of bearded men, ostensibly married, have their own kids, could sit down and take a decision that a 14 year old girl must die for asking for the freedom to opt to go to school is the height of idiocy. This is the first time that I have come to recognize that logic and wisdom have negatives.”
“I was watching him on Football Focus sitting next to Gary Macalister only at lunch time yesterday. What happened after that? I am shocked, is this a cruel joke? He was his usual unrufled self, self assured and calm.What a wicked loss to his family, professional colleagues and the British football in general. Whatever was the cause of his death, may he rest in peace.”
mackwell on Nov 27, 2011 at 11:15:32
“correct i watched it as well and they were on about wales qualifying and he was saying they had to move forward rip gary”