Lady Thatcher at 80

#1
So much said on the greatest living Englishman, but my fav commentis in an artical in The Torygraph,
"Mr Blair may, if he chooses, outstrip Lady Thatcher's term as prime minister, by staying on until 2008. He would do well not to, for if he does the question will be asked, what have you done that bears comparison to the achievements of Lady Thatcher? She transformed the economy and the standing of the country abroad; he banned foxhunting and introduced us to the Asbo."

Even my local rag,Bangkok Post, said Lady Thatcher took UK from doom in 79 to the fourth largest economy in the world.
john
 
#2
Great Woman, made the country great, the forces strong, made sure we got decent pay rises, wasnt Labour, trounced the Argies, didnt take any shite off anyone, the Iron Lady would have given the shaved chimp an Iron *******.
 
#3
Filbert Fox said:
Great Woman, made the country great, the forces strong, made sure we got decent pay rises, wasnt Labour, trounced the Argies, didnt take any shite off anyone, the Iron Lady would have given the shaved chimp an Iron *******.
...hated the working class, destroyed the social coherence of the UK, used illegal methods to punish the miners, started the destruction of the NHS that Phoney Tony is continuing, privatised (and fcuked up) the railways and water. The list goes on. The woman was a total disaster for the country. I hope she dies a very long and extremely painful death, the arrogant, vindictive fatherless. :twisted: :twisted:

And when she does peg it, I'll take a full page in the local rag saying: "Moggie Dotcher brown bread.
GOOOD!!!

MsG
 
#4
Bugsy7 said:
Filbert Fox said:
Great Woman, made the country great, the forces strong, made sure we got decent pay rises, wasnt Labour, trounced the Argies, didnt take any shite off anyone, the Iron Lady would have given the shaved chimp an Iron *******.
...hated the working class, destroyed the social coherence of the UK, used illegal methods to punish the miners, started the destruction of the NHS that Phoney Tony is continuing, privatised (and fcuked up) the railways and water. The list goes on. The woman was a total disaster for the country. I hope she dies a very long and extremely painful death, the arrogant, vindictive fatherless. :twisted: :twisted:

And when she does peg it, I'll take a full page in the local rag saying: "Moggie Dotcher brown bread.
GOOOD!!!

MsG
Allowed people to buy their council houses, broke Scargill's and co's stranglehold on the country, invested heavily in the NHS (despite the avowed intentions), destroyed the BR sandwich, told the EU where to go.....

Are you old enough to remember the strikes, the 3 day week, the shortages of the 70s - or have you just forgotten it. Of course we would have been better off with Michael Foot and Neil Kinnock...
 
#5
Bugsy7 said:
Filbert Fox said:
Great Woman, made the country great, the forces strong, made sure we got decent pay rises, wasnt Labour, trounced the Argies, didnt take any shite off anyone, the Iron Lady would have given the shaved chimp an Iron *******.
...hated the working class, destroyed the social coherence of the UK, used illegal methods to punish the miners, started the destruction of the NHS that Phoney Tony is continuing, privatised (and fcuked up) the railways and water. The list goes on. The woman was a total disaster for the country. I hope she dies a very long and extremely painful death, the arrogant, vindictive fatherless. :twisted: :twisted:

And when she does peg it, I'll take a full page in the local rag saying: "Moggie Dotcher brown bread.
GOOOD!!!

MsG
I agree. She is evil.
 
#6
is that mad horrible old c unt still alive .... shame.

she totally alienated an entire generation, i f ucking hate her and the creeping backstabbing "rich get richer, and f uck the rest of you" party she stood for ...

she slashed the forces so don't give me that old "maggie was one of us" boll0cks.

in the words of "the beat"


i see no joy, i see only sorrow

i see no chance of your bright new tomorrow

so stand down margaret stand down please, stand down margret

i sometimes wonder if i'll ever get the chance , just to sit with me children in a holiday jam

our lives seem petty in your cold grey hands ,would you give a second thought would you ever give a damn ... i doubt it.

stand down margaret.

whilst not being enamoured of the latest mob ... i'd f ucking hate to go back to that bunch of crooked c unts.

there see .... YOU GOT ME TALKING POLITICS AND NOW I'M ALL HET UP !!!
 

maninblack

LE
Book Reviewer
#7
Filbert Fox said:
the forces strong, made sure we got decent pay rises, wasnt Labour, trounced the Argies,
Were we in the same army?

Thatcher's government

Planned and implemented the closure of the military hospitals.
Devastated military catering so that you couldn't get fed after 17.30 hrs under any circumstances.
Gave the helicopter contract to British Airways.
Crippled soldiers with boots combat high leg.
Withdrew the arctic patrol vessel HMS Endurance triggering the invasion of the Falklands.
Introduced 2 stage pay rises that knocked 25% off the effective rise which was already a "morale boosting" 1.5% below inflation.
Abolished rail warrants for most service personel.
Introduced the SA80A1.

Oh yes, Maggie was a great friend and supporter of the military. I can remember the constructive dismssal policies introduced under The Yellowlees Report, the way almost all the younger dental technicians left under the pressure of "Lean Look" as their terms of service were ignored then Glasgow tried to mobilise them from the reserve for Granby because they had no maxillo-facial capability left.
 
#8
The best PM ever - paid me well, gave me pay rises (although taken back by food & accn!) and smashed Scargill's attempt to bring down a lawfully elected government with socialist "terror" tactics.
Long may she live on - I remember the Winter of Discontent, Heath and devaluation (Mr. Wilson). There was light at the end of the tunnel, Maggie took us through it.
 
#9
I think we have been here before?

Things I remember before Maggie...
No deployment out of barracks because we had no fuel for the vehicles.
Regimental parade so that the those 20 with the most worn out Combat jackets could get exchanged.
DMS and puttees and hairy shirts.
No waterproofs not even crisp bags.
Wool gloves.
Only 1 range day a year due to lack of ammo.
Three quarters of the squadrons vehicles in light care and pres.
Having no money.

Either I got used to it or it got better??
 
#10
Isn't our Maggie a Baroness, and if so should she be referred to as Lady Thatcher? I seem to have misplaced my copy of DeBrett's Peerage...

Any ideas?
 
#11
It got better!
Maninblack - when you think of those gawdawful boots compressed cardboard BCH were the business - I never had problems with 'em. Maggie new little about foreign policy - her advisor Airey Neave was blown up by INLA leaving a big gap in that department. John Knott wanted to get rid of all the service stuff as a way to reign in public spending. In the early 80's the Conservatives were a menace but after that, they switched on to the services requirements.
Hospitals? the BAOR hospitals were functioning well when I left in 1990 - and I always seemed to be fed at any time wherever!
 
#12
Baroness Thatcher of Kesteven
 
#13
maninblack said:
Planned and implemented the closure of the military hospitals.
i think you should look closer to home for that one!! shed long gone before the military hospitals were closed thanks to DCS15.

maninblack said:
Abolished rail warrants for most service personel.
I've got one!
 

maninblack

LE
Book Reviewer
#14
I agree that many of her policies were needed such as control of the trade unions but I cannot think of a single favour she did for the forces except turn up for a press conference.

On a broader front who could forget that the Al-Yamamah arms deal with Saudi Arabia was manipulated to place her son, Mark (a man so dense that he has his own gravitational field) in a position of power as a "broker" between the UK government and the Saudis in return for, alledgedly, a multi million pound payment to the boy who had previously been famous for being unable to get a greasy stick up a dog's arrse even with a set if directions and a compass.
 
#15
Zofo said:
I remember the Winter of Discontent, Heath and devaluation (Mr. Wilson).
You should have remembered the winter of discontent with Callaghan. Heath's association was with was the 'three day week'.


Maggie ... Gawd Bless 'er.
 
#16
Von-Ryan said:
Are you old enough to remember the strikes, the 3 day week, the shortages of the 70s - or have you just forgotten it. Of course we would have been better off with Michael Foot and Neil Kinnock...
Of course I remember the strikes. I also remember the illegality of Moggie Dotcher's counter-measures. And let's not forget the famous handbagging episode, when everybody (chortle, chortle) laughed about that reporter Sargeant (spelling?) and how ridiculous he was made to look, but nobody bothered to question the event itself. I know if she'd done it to me, I'd have dropped the fcuking nut on her straight away.
Imagine what would happen if Phoney Tony gobbed some reporter because he didn't like the question he was being asked? But Moggie Dodger got away with it. So what does that tell us about her personality? It tells us she's a vicious, mean and narrow-minded, spiteful, malignant little ............ (Power rant edited)

Edited by PTP . Bugsy, I do so wish you wouldn't sit on the fence in this fashion :D
MsG
 

maninblack

LE
Book Reviewer
#18
One of the things I most look forward to in life is seeing the last of her cabinet shovelled into the ground. I hope to be able to tamp the earth down with the bloodied corpse of Tony Blair, her natural heir and successor.
 
#19
poorwelshman said:
Bugsy7 said:
Filbert Fox said:
Great Woman, made the country great, the forces strong, made sure we got decent pay rises, wasnt Labour, trounced the Argies, didnt take any shite off anyone, the Iron Lady would have given the shaved chimp an Iron *******.
...hated the working class, destroyed the social coherence of the UK, used illegal methods to punish the miners, started the destruction of the NHS that Phoney Tony is continuing, privatised (and fcuked up) the railways and water. The list goes on. The woman was a total disaster for the country. I hope she dies a very long and extremely painful death, the arrogant, vindictive fatherless. :twisted: :twisted:

And when she does peg it, I'll take a full page in the local rag saying: "Moggie Dotcher brown bread.
GOOOD!!!

MsG
I agree. She is evil.
Daft senile old bat. Still Breathing? Not for much longer I hope
 
#20
And let's not forget the famous handbagging episode, when everybody (chortle, chortle) laughed about that reporter Sargeant (spelling?) and how ridiculous he was made to look, but nobody bothered to question the event itself. I know if she'd done it to me, I'd have dropped the fcuking nut on her straight away.
Imagine what would happen if Phoney Tony gobbed some reporter because he didn't like the question he was being asked? But Moggie Dodger got away with it. So what does that tell us about her personality? It tells us she's a vicious, mean and narrow-minded, spiteful, malignant little shite who badly needed three laceholes up her flabby jacksey. Fcuk her! She's a complete cnut!

MsG
Have you forgotten this little incident?

http://www.theregister.co.uk/media/480.jpg


Didn't seem to do him any harm?

Is he also a "vicious, mean and narrow-minded, spiteful, malignant little shite"?
 

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