Tuesday, April 14, 2009

Elderly Woman Who Retired Two Decades Ago Responsible For All World's Ills.

Maggie to blame for:
Is there anything beyond her powers?

8 comments:

polly peachum said...

She is, of course, also to blame for the current 'smeargate'.
If it weren't for the catalytic evils of Thatcherism, a whole generation of Labour Students would never have figured out how to base an entire political ideology on dirty tricks and spin (and would presumably have led productive and useful lives instead).

Matthew said...

Surely Mrs Thatcher would argue that her legacy lives on? It seems strange that only her positive achievements were long lasting, rather than her negative ones. I suppose if you believe she only had positive achievements this would make sense.

Ross said...

"If it weren't for the catalytic evils of Thatcherism, a whole generation of Labour Students would never have figured out how to base an entire political ideology on dirty tricks and spin"Some of Labour's addiction to spin is rooted in the sense that the press screwed them over in the 1980s which has some truth in although not as much as they imagine.

"It seems strange that only her positive achievements were long lasting, rather than her negative ones. "Supporters of Lady Thatcher don't attribute every single thing that has gone right since 1979 to her wisdom and courage in the way that her opponents blame all bad things since then on her.

Matthew said...

But saying opponents blame her "all bad things" is as silly as if someone said supporters laud "all good things"*. In fact I said it is odd that her legacy is only in good things, not bad things, which is rather different.

* Supporters do give her a lot of credit - peace in Ireland, victory in the Cold war, the better state of UK industry compared with Germany industry, to pick the first page of a google search for "thanks to Mrs Thatcher"

Ross said...

"In fact I said it is odd that her legacy is only in good things, not bad things, which is rather different. "Well I didn't write that her legacy was completely unambiguously good (although I undoubtedly view her in a more positive light than you do).

Adrian P said...

I blame the PRIVATE Bank of england Myself.

Who Do Gordon and Cameron Work forHyperInflation here we come

gaw said...

New to this blog thing and enjoying your site.

On the Thatch to blame shtick, did you see the Guardian last Saturday? It was full of this sort of stuff re the crunch.

I posted on it: http://gawragbag.blogspot.com/2009/04/last-saturdaythe-guardian-did-number-of.html

Ross said...

Gaw, I didn't see it at the time but I've read it now and my reaction isn't too dissimilar to yours.