Guest Posted April 8, 2013 #51 Share Posted April 8, 2013 Hmm, but how can you say that without qualifying that statement with the fact that successive governments prior to hers killed of manufacturing too by failing to invest in it? She hammered the nail in coffin for many manufacturing communities, that can't be denied, but to imply her policies alone did this are not true. She stood at the crossroads of history and she made all the easy choices which lined her own pocket and those of her cronies. She could have set the country on a sound footing with a meaningful industrial policy. She started wars and supported dictators, she destroyed the rights of workers and ushered in generation of low wage employment. Instead of making the hard strategic choices which would have seen the whole country prosper she frittered away the bonanza of North Sea Oil and acted to concentrate the wealth of the nation in a tiny corner of the country and to betray those she left behind in Grantham. She was a very malign influence on the country. Link to comment Share on other sites More sharing options...
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