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RIP Margaret Thatcher

Discussion in 'Sports and News' started by dog eat dog world, Apr 8, 2013.

  1. dog eat dog world

    dog eat dog world New Member

    just saw it on yahoo.

    http://gma.yahoo.com/margaret-thatcher--britain-s--iron-lady--prime-minister--dies-120034251.html

    Europe needs more of her. Great leader.
     
  2. deskslave

    deskslave Active Member

    Without question the most influential British prime minister of the post-war era, and the most divisive political figure anywhere in that time. You simply do not find very many British people with a neutral opinion of her; she is either loved or loathed. Either way, she pushed through changes in Britain that would have been unfathomable before her.

    I'll be very curious to see what her enemies have to say in the wake of this; I have a feeling that there will be more than a few who will not be gentle.
     
  3. Football_Bat

    Football_Bat Well-Known Member

    She was great in those Bond movies. RIP.
     
  4. Armchair_QB

    Armchair_QB Well-Known Member

  5. Azrael

    Azrael Active Member


    I'd put Atlee first - if only because it was his Britain Mrs. Thatcher spent her public life trying to dismantle.
     
  6. Uncle.Ruckus

    Uncle.Ruckus Guest

    She did an excellent job covering up and lying about the Hillsborough tragedy. It took 24 years for the truth to finally emerge.
     
  7. Bob Cook

    Bob Cook Active Member

    A friend of mine asked, are any of the Spitting Image characters still alive? And another answered: Yes. Phil Collins.
     
  8. deskslave

    deskslave Active Member

    Lord Palmerston! Pitt. The. Elder!

    But yeah, I see your point. I think, though, that there's something to be said for the fact that in many regards Britain led the way on beginning to dismantle those post-war safety nets, and that was undoubtedly Thatcher's work. We've seen recently just how lasting the effects of her and Reagan's time has been.
     
  9. deskslave

    deskslave Active Member

    Football supporters, by and large, would fall into the category of people who didn't particularly like her. But then those who were supporters in the 1980s were by and large in other categories to which that applied as well, which was a massive part of the hooligan culture.
     
  10. Shoeless Joe

    Shoeless Joe Active Member

    RIP Iron Lady
     
  11. Azrael

    Azrael Active Member

    www.nytimes.com/2013/04/09/world/europe/former-prime-minister-margaret-thatcher-of-britain-has-died.html?hp
     
  12. NoOneLikesUs

    NoOneLikesUs Active Member

    Any attempt at honoring her through a moment of silence at Prem matches will not end well.
     
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