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Rome Austerity Protesters Take To Streets Over High Unemployment (PICTURES)

Rome Austerity Protesters Take To Streets Over High Unemployment (PICTURES)

Commented May 19, 2013 at 19:09:26 in UK

“They shouldn't worry, don't they know the EU gives them wonderful workers rights? Record unemployment across Europe of course, but as long as the left have their workers rights, who cares?”
Ukip Councillor Chris Pain Involved In Second Facebook Race Row

Ukip Councillor Chris Pain Involved In Second Facebook Race Row

Commented May 19, 2013 at 18:39:49 in UK Politics

“What about the liars that told us immigration and the EU would make us all rich? Look around, has it worked yet?”
Ukip Councillor Chris Pain Involved In Second Facebook Race Row

Ukip Councillor Chris Pain Involved In Second Facebook Race Row

Commented May 19, 2013 at 18:38:21 in UK Politics

“UKIP have plenty to say on banking, and they never once blamed immigrants.

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=eLWVPwi65Cs

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=6Ozo1_oUHGM
Ukip Councillor Chris Pain Involved In Second Facebook Race Row

Ukip Councillor Chris Pain Involved In Second Facebook Race Row

Commented May 19, 2013 at 18:14:22 in UK Politics

“So if whites are far more likely to claim benefits, can someone please explain the following to me please?

http://www.poverty.org.uk/47/b.png

http://www.poverty.org.uk/47/c.png

http://www.poverty.org.uk/47/d.png

toby40 on May 20, 2013 at 01:59:08

“the second one is easy to explain
woman from this group are home makers in general
the other 2 more information is required !”
Margaret Thatcher Trafalgar Square Death Party Attended By Hundreds (PICTURES)

Margaret Thatcher Trafalgar Square Death Party Attended By Hundreds (PICTURES)

Commented Apr 14, 2013 at 10:30:42 in UK

“As opposed to our new great leaders who don't give us any choice at all. That's better than giving you a choice?

She understood that you didn't need to pay caring sharing left wingers £300k a year to do your caring for you.

Who wants choice eh? Not you by the sound of things.”

nicolacrky on Apr 14, 2013 at 14:40:31

“i so want choice and all the parties are the same. from what i have found out about scargill he and the rest are also the same.”
Margaret Thatcher Trafalgar Square Death Party Attended By Hundreds (PICTURES)

Margaret Thatcher Trafalgar Square Death Party Attended By Hundreds (PICTURES)

Commented Apr 13, 2013 at 23:41:55 in UK

“They weren't.

Labour just realised that to milk the rich there actually had to be some rich people to milk.

All the good things that Labour inherited in 97 disappeared soon after that, trade surplus turned in to trade deficit, budget surplus turned in to budget deficit, the 2 jobs being created in the private sector for every one in the public sector turned in to 50/50 public private, manufacturing which had leveled out in the mid 90s went in to far worse decline than in the 80s, housing shortages doubled, quango spending exploded, £1 trillion extra spent by Brown that if we had stuck to the Clarke/Major spending plans might have seen us through the storm (they might have blown it too, who knows?).

Just because some people got rich doesn't mean it was because of Thatchers policies.”

deeegeee on Apr 14, 2013 at 14:20:23

“Glad I emmigrated in '75 !!”
Margaret Thatcher Trafalgar Square Death Party Attended By Hundreds (PICTURES)

Margaret Thatcher Trafalgar Square Death Party Attended By Hundreds (PICTURES)

Commented Apr 13, 2013 at 23:16:54 in UK

“"I fear for the future of my children"

And that's your job, it's your job to worry about them, feed them, clothe them, teach them right from wrong, house them and keep them safe. That's what Thatcher was really all about, she understood that it was your job to look after yourself and your family. She also gave you the CHOICE to look after other people if you wanted to, to give YOUR money or YOUR time to whoever or whatever your cared about.

That's the way it should be, if you wanted to give money to a charity, she wouldn't have stopped you. If you wanted to give money to someone who was poorer than you she wouldn't have stopped you, but it should be your choice. Why is it better to have a corrupt state make those decisions for us? Your money is being given to people and causes that you don't like, and my money is being given to people and causes that I don't like. That is wrong.

Society was always divided. When people were going on strike for 30% pay rises, someone else was going to have to suffer to give them that rise. Thatcher understood that they too were putting themselves and their families first, they didn't care where their 30% pay rise would come from, they didn't care if it meant a 30% pay cut for someone else. The division was already there.”

nicolacrky on Apr 14, 2013 at 08:15:18

“She also gave you the CHOICE to look after other people if you wanted to,

well i have it wrong the womans a saint. imagine being able to give money to charity
because the great leader allowed you to. just think she allowed us to breath as well,
well the ones who did not commit suicide under her great power.”

piran on Apr 14, 2013 at 02:36:22

“30% pay rise like the gvt and bankers you mean!”
'Bedroom Tax' Protests: UK Uncut Hand Eviction Notices At Homes Of Iain Duncan Smith And Tory Peer Lord Freud (PICTURES)

'Bedroom Tax' Protests: UK Uncut Hand Eviction Notices At Homes Of Iain Duncan Smith And Tory Peer Lord Freud (PICTURES)

Commented Apr 13, 2013 at 22:47:02 in UK

“I keep hearing that there are only 400 1 bedroom flats here, and 500 1 bedroom flats there. The thing that everyone seems to forget is, when the people living in the 1 bedroom flats move in to the bigger properties, then the smaller properties become available.

Why does no one mention how many over-occupied houses there are?

I can't believe there are only 400 over-occupied properties in the whole of Wales.”
Bob Crow Says Margaret Thatcher Can 'Rot In Hell'

Bob Crow Says Margaret Thatcher Can 'Rot In Hell'

Commented Apr 10, 2013 at 18:21:55 in UK Politics

“so I take it you'll be voting for the real Tories then and not the fake ones?”
Bob Crow Says Margaret Thatcher Can 'Rot In Hell'

Bob Crow Says Margaret Thatcher Can 'Rot In Hell'

Commented Apr 10, 2013 at 18:00:54 in UK Politics

“our history only began in 1979, according to people like Bob and the BBC that is”
Bob Crow Says Margaret Thatcher Can 'Rot In Hell'

Bob Crow Says Margaret Thatcher Can 'Rot In Hell'

Commented Apr 10, 2013 at 17:55:34 in UK Politics

“it was just perfect up until 1979 wasn't it?”

hammer40 on Apr 10, 2013 at 18:17:41

“That's true Genaro, Yeah.

Now, here we are in our 34th year of PERMANENT TORY Rule.”

hennessybuilding on Apr 10, 2013 at 18:04:31

“No.............but to decimate whole working class communities was not the only way to end an ego battle between the unions and thatcher!”
Margaret Thatcher 'Not A Woman On My Terms', Says Labour MP Glenda Jackson (VIDEO)

Margaret Thatcher 'Not A Woman On My Terms', Says Labour MP Glenda Jackson (VIDEO)

Commented Apr 10, 2013 at 14:36:12 in UK Politics

“yes, the Labour parts, funny that”

diaryofanobody on Apr 10, 2013 at 14:40:52

“Mmmm. Good point there. With her businessman husband and her business upbringing,  I guess her Political sympathies lay elsewhere.”
Romania, Poland And Slovakia 'Richer' Than Some Parts Of The UK

Romania, Poland And Slovakia 'Richer' Than Some Parts Of The UK

Commented Apr 9, 2013 at 19:21:54 in UK

“so if everything is Thatchers fault, what's the point in voting for Labour at all if they can't change anything?”

oldtrout on Apr 10, 2013 at 04:07:07

“it does not matter who you vote for they are all the same,,just accept things are never going to change,,,we are told cuts are needed to get the country back on its feet ,,yet millions are given away in foriegn aid,and thousands are allowed to come here each year to scrounge off our benefit system,,it does not add up,,now millions will be spent on thatchers funeral,,,what a complete waste of money”

anderoo on Apr 10, 2013 at 03:02:27

“VOTE UKIP.
regards & respect anderoo.”

seandobson201 on Apr 9, 2013 at 20:10:35

“But UKIP can.”
Margaret Thatcher Brixton 'Death Party' Condemned As 'Disgraceful' By Labour MPs

Margaret Thatcher Brixton 'Death Party' Condemned As 'Disgraceful' By Labour MPs

Commented Apr 9, 2013 at 17:52:22 in UK Politics

“I don't think the IMF accept payments in social cohesion”

Rubymurray on Apr 10, 2013 at 09:03:24

“That doesn't warrant an answer. You miss the point!”
Margaret Thatcher Brixton 'Death Party' Condemned As 'Disgraceful' By Labour MPs

Margaret Thatcher Brixton 'Death Party' Condemned As 'Disgraceful' By Labour MPs

Commented Apr 9, 2013 at 13:21:24 in UK Politics

“it wasn't just coal that was the problem though was it?

we were importing coal long before Thatcher came to power and America was selling coal for less than we could mine it for too so what's your point?

education is an investment, you spend money today in the hope of a return some time in the future so completely different”

Rubymurray on Apr 9, 2013 at 13:59:19

“No it wasn't just coal,it was also manufacturing,steel, railways,shipping gas,oil,electricity to name a few. they were all deregulated.During the down turn in the 80s the Japanese government also invested and put vast sums of money into their merchant shipping,in the hope that when the down turn was over it would then be in a position to sell ships again. Guess what it worked. All deregulation has done is destabilise social cohesion and created division in our country.We can't afford sending 50% of our young people to university to do useless degrees either.But do you know what there's nothing else for them. As you said we can buy everything in cheaper and use their talents instead. We've had our day now and this goverments wants us to work longer and earn less.That 'll push profits up for them,”
Margaret Thatcher Brixton 'Death Party' Condemned As 'Disgraceful' By Labour MPs

Margaret Thatcher Brixton 'Death Party' Condemned As 'Disgraceful' By Labour MPs

Commented Apr 9, 2013 at 12:03:18 in UK Politics

“left wing economics:

1. mine a metric ton of coal for £44
2. sell that metric ton of coal for £32
3. go on strike for a bigger share of the profits
4. call in the IMF for a bailout
5. ?????????????????????
6. profit”

Rubymurray on Apr 9, 2013 at 12:48:41

“Hi Genaro,why don't we buy from South America or other third world countries( which we do) and exploit the men,women and children who have to work in the most horrendous conditions to extract it and who are then paid a pittance.The welfare and Health & Safety of these companies is non existant.I suppose you don't mind wearing your over priced trainers made in the far east sweat shops for pennies and sold here for a huge amount of money. Sometimes to maintain social cohesion you have to sacrifice a shortfall. Look at the huge amount education cost at the tax payers expense. That can't pay for itself can it,but I'm quite sure you wouldn't consider Education cost Billions; profit zero; would you?You failed to recognise the current recession is down to banking... and who bailed them out? Or you just maybe feel it's the unions fault. Wake up and smell the coffee mate!”
Margaret Thatcher Dead: Ken Livingstone Calls Former PM 'Fundamentally Wrong'

Margaret Thatcher Dead: Ken Livingstone Calls Former PM 'Fundamentally Wrong'

Commented Apr 8, 2013 at 20:40:24 in UK Politics

“give me greed, class and selfishness over poverty, starvation and humiliation any day”

Thunderer on Apr 8, 2013 at 21:27:55

“A striking and succinct post - very focusing in it simplicity and clarity.”
Margaret Thatcher Dead: Ken Livingstone Calls Former PM 'Fundamentally Wrong'

Margaret Thatcher Dead: Ken Livingstone Calls Former PM 'Fundamentally Wrong'

Commented Apr 8, 2013 at 20:38:41 in UK Politics

“the state our finances were in anything that wasn't privatised would have crumbled in to a pile of rust and dust and you know it

but then you could have proved a point, so it would all have been worth it”
Margaret Thatcher Dead: Ken Livingstone Calls Former PM 'Fundamentally Wrong'

Margaret Thatcher Dead: Ken Livingstone Calls Former PM 'Fundamentally Wrong'

Commented Apr 8, 2013 at 20:36:09 in UK Politics

“apparently all the good bits were thanks to Blair, Brown and Miliband, but all the bad bits are blamed on Thatcher

I would have thought that the early bits were more likely to be from the previous governments, so that's everything good that happened under Labour, and the later bits would be the more thanks to the government of the day, so that's all the bad that happened under Labour

seems that when it's Labour it works the other way, the good bits at the start was all them, but then the later bad bits was all Thatcher

but now that the Conservatives have inherited a mess, that's all their fault, and Thatchers of course, but you can be sure if there's any good at the end, it will all be thanks to Labour

I can't figure it out either”
Margaret Thatcher Dead: Ken Livingstone Calls Former PM 'Fundamentally Wrong'

Margaret Thatcher Dead: Ken Livingstone Calls Former PM 'Fundamentally Wrong'

Commented Apr 8, 2013 at 20:22:53 in UK Politics

“France striving forward with what? Bankruptcy?

What manufacturing did she destroy exactly? Which industries were destroyed that weren't in deep trouble before she came to power? I can't think of any.

You might not like this either, but the financial industry saved us from bankruptcy long before the taxpayer saved them. Several £trillion up in the last couple of decades, not bad for a few hundred £billion out. It was Labour who relied on that easy money, that's why it hurt so bad when it dried up.

When Thatcher came to power manufacturing was 24% of our GDP, when she left it was 20% (nearly the same as Germany today). Not bad considering car production had dropped from nearly 2 million to around 1 million in one short decade before she came along. When Labour arrived in 1997 manufacturing was 18% of gdp, by 2010 it was just 10%.

I can't see anything bad that happened under Thatcher that started under Thatcher, just the left blaming their own failings on someone else as usual.”
Margaret Thatcher Dead: Parties To Celebrate Former PM's Passing (PICTURES)

Margaret Thatcher Dead: Parties To Celebrate Former PM's Passing (PICTURES)

Commented Apr 8, 2013 at 19:23:10 in UK

“Ulhello, can you just do me one favour. Go and look at the figures for car production in the UK from 1965 onwards, and then see if you think Thatcher destroyed that industry.”

alfcooper1 on Apr 8, 2013 at 19:58:16

“The unions destroyed ALL of British industry.”

squasher on Apr 8, 2013 at 19:32:50

“Lefties hate facts.”
Margaret Thatcher Dead: Parties To Celebrate Former PM's Passing (PICTURES)

Margaret Thatcher Dead: Parties To Celebrate Former PM's Passing (PICTURES)

Commented Apr 8, 2013 at 19:20:45 in UK

“her biggest mistake was having too much faith in the British people”

SGillLondonUK on Apr 8, 2013 at 21:44:50

“Well when you put 5 million people on the dole what do you expect? A thank you card?”

auntyblog on Apr 8, 2013 at 19:56:34

“Actually it was lying through her teeth the same as all politicians. And it was not listening to her military commanders who told her that the falklands were very vunerable”
Clegg Claims Labour 'Pulling The Wool' Over Tax Reforms

Clegg Claims Labour 'Pulling The Wool' Over Tax Reforms

Commented Apr 7, 2013 at 10:54:03 in UK Politics

http://news.bbc.co.uk/2/hi/uk_news/8196549.stm

I can't disagree that the improvements were slower than under Labour, but at least they were sustainable

To come out of the 80s and early 90s in that position was nothing short of a miracle”
Clegg Claims Labour 'Pulling The Wool' Over Tax Reforms

Clegg Claims Labour 'Pulling The Wool' Over Tax Reforms

Commented Apr 6, 2013 at 19:47:06 in UK Politics

“when Labour came to power there were 1 million people on housing waiting lists, when they left that number was 2 million, and they doubled the amount they were spending on housing benefits too so I don't know where you get that idea from

spend twice as much, make the problem twice as bad, that's Labour”

jonnyessex on Apr 25, 2013 at 16:10:17

“get a life lol”

jonnyessex on Apr 7, 2013 at 04:34:02

“dream on”
Clegg Claims Labour 'Pulling The Wool' Over Tax Reforms

Clegg Claims Labour 'Pulling The Wool' Over Tax Reforms

Commented Apr 6, 2013 at 19:43:48 in UK Politics

“of course they wouldn't, Labour have magical powers which means they can borrow unlimited amounts of money forever and no one ever has to pay it back”

pepekitch on Apr 7, 2013 at 06:34:13

“Just like the tories, borrowing UP,deficit UP,ONLY THEY HAVE THE ADDED ADVANTAGE OF LOW INTEREST RATES AND IT IS STILL GOING UP !!!!!”
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