Thatcher on a £50 note

#21
As it will be made from plastic it will be just slightly less effective than Izal.
Was that the proper name for Shiny White?



Not quite OT, there used to be a company that printed big roll with the picture you sent on every sheet.

Maggie was kept on stock.



I was at a unit around 1989 where every bog was re-eauipped with bog rolls featuring the face of a deeply loved Major the day before he was posted.


Sweet.
 
#24
I think its ironic that Gandhi's mug is printed on all the money here in India, the activist whom pioneered India to get independance and become the shithole it still is today, ironic someone worth nothing is printed on money worth next to nothing,
 
#26
Mwahahaha. Old 'Options for Change' Maggie, eh?
Plenty of people took the 'voluntary redundancy' option, or whatever it was called, and did very nicely out of it.

All the amalgamation shite was already ink on paper well before. I was called into meetings regarding amalgamation with specialist trades both with another Corps and another service .... and that was around '86.
 
#27
Shush!!.... we don't want to rouse the ire of those Commies in the Labour Bolshevik-Marxist-Lemshite Party, nor Comrade Corbyn, Nor McDonuts or their 'Momentum Marxists' erselickers or Likspittles.......
 

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#28
It was a long-standing, pre-Thatcher plan to go down the route of leaseback (something like Hong Kong), which Thatcher inherited and was strongly advised to carry on with. Tory backbenchers weren't that keen and she had some reservations, but accepted (reluctantly to some extent) the advice of the FCO. Harold Wilson had been advised that leaseback was the way forward shortly before he retired - although it should be noted that the Foreign Secretary whose department was pushing the advice was the same man who, as PM a few months later, launched Op JOURNEYMAN. There is a sense that official opinion at the FCO, supported by the Treasury, was rather more keen on the idea of handing the place over to Buenos Aries than the elected leadership.

When Galtieri invaded, it simply confirmed all Thatcher's views of the FCO (that they were craven, pusillanimous, unpatriotic, etc, etc). Handbag was given a quick polish, put at 5 minutes NTM and the rest is history...

The story that Thatcher instigated a potential sell-out of the FI and then boarded the reverso-cycle on 2 Apr 82 isn't quite borne out by the facts. Leaseback had as one of the possibilities (as reported in the Times in 1980) the possibility of a lease without time-limit. The Argentines would have the satisfaction of their sovereignty claim being recognised, but the day-to-day running of the islands would've looked just as it always had. Remarkably, the government in Buenos Aries wasn't completely averse to the idea of Argentine territory being run on a subcontracted basis by the FCO.
Pretty much sums it up. I'll still link the book once I get home and check it, bloody good read.
 
#29
Right to Buy. Touted by Labour government and local councils. Put into action by Thatcher. Probably put more left-wing voters into home ownership and increased wealth, than any Labour policy before or since.
 
#30
Gets my vote, anything to upset the snowflakes and SJWs.


This also reminds me, the new fivers and now tenners are make from a material that uses some animal derived product which had (among others) some vegetarian café indignantly stating they would not accept these notes demanding that some paper be used that was animal product free. I think Hindu temples also said the same thing. Happily theses bleats were ignored so I wonder if the café and temples are sticking to their pledge or rescinded due to falling profits.
 
#33
Plenty of people took the 'voluntary redundancy' option, or whatever it was called, and did very nicely out of it.

All the amalgamation shite was already ink on paper well before. I was called into meetings regarding amalgamation with specialist trades both with another Corps and another service .... and that was around '86.

Not sure, because beer, if you've mixed dates up..


Thatchzilla was in 1979 -91.
 
#34
Right to Buy. Touted by Labour government and local councils. Put into action by Thatcher. Probably put more left-wing voters into home ownership and increased wealth, than any Labour policy before or since.

True but the caveats -Tory- about not building more social housing have caused the current housing crisis.
 
#36
Other than the Queen (God Bless 'er) and Thatcher, there are very few women in our history whose national standing would rightly put their picture on one of our notes before a very wide choice of men - there are only four notes, and Jane Austen's already on the tenner. HM's on all of them, of course.

I really have difficulty thinking of one. Caroline Herschel is actually all that I can summon up, but she wasn't particularly photogenic; Ada Lovelace perhaps. Otherwise, we're back to Beatrix Potter and fluffy bunnies.
 

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