Thatcher a racist?

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  1. Didn't Carol Thatcher get booted off The One Show for a "gollywog" comment?
  2. Title of thread seems at odds with content. But I suppose "ex-PM decades ago opposed mass immigration" doesn't have the same ring.
  3. Realist not racist. Recognised that mass immigration has no discernible benefits, but does bring to the table disorder, disharmony and defragmentation.

    Was in Coventry at the weekend. Nothing has changed since the first Asian immigrants appeared in the 60's - majority of them are still dressed like something out of the Pershawar marketplace, and have attitudes and loyalties to match.

    No turning back the clock now though. We've made our charpoy, now we must lie on it.
  4. rampant

    rampant LE Reviewer Book Reviewer

  5. Good grief. If you can't understand that public attitudes to social issues change like any other fashion then you shouldn't debate them. The word 'racist' was not even used then ('racialist' was) and the UK didn't then have however many million unassimilated foreigners living in Hounslow and Leicester that it does now. If only Thatcher had capped/controlled immigration in the Australian way then; but of course the social engineers had started their ghastly work by the time she left office.
  6. Most assuredly right good sir, by golly, I fully concur with that which you have just vouchsafed, by goodness gracious me, God Save the Quin!
  7. I'm not a great fan of MT but there's little in today's releases of minutes and other documents other than the sort of robust leadership and thinking that was of real value in the early years of her premiership. More of a pragmatist than a racist IMHO.

    Her idiot progeny are however variously stupid, corrupt, greedy and racist. Perhaps that's causing the confusion?
  8. 15% interest rates? Prewarning of the Falklands invasion and not enough done? People see Thatcher through rose tinted glasses. She was right abouyt immigration though, Labour are a soft touch and turned a blind eye. No wonder there's a housing crisis!
  9. She is a Legend get her back in No 10

  10. In 1997 5% of the working population were foreign born.
    In 2009 13% of the working population are foreign born.

    Labour have not turned a blind eye to immigration, they have deliberatly encouraged it too deminish the British identity and dilute British culture.
    That isn't conjecture, it is acknowledged fact.
    Blair and Brown have set out to destroy this country, wilfully and deliberatly. They have succeeded.
    The United Kingdom is now brim full of the worlds scum who have no place here.

    Walking through Greenwich this morning I came accross a big issue seller, he couldn't speak English.

    Personally I believe every immigrant who has arrived in the UK in the last 15 years ought to have their right os stay here removed and start again.
    They can all re-apply for the right to be here and we can decide if we want them.
    Does that make me racist? I couldn't fooking are less.
  11. Auld-Yin

    Auld-Yin LE Reviewer Book Reviewer Reviews Editor

    What does the term "foreign born" represent?

    I, and many thousand pad brats were foreign born so are we included in these figures?

    (Not that I am in the 'working population' category now 8) )