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Thread #113160 Message #2402686
Posted By: Don(Wyziwyg)T
31-Jul-08 - 07:28 PM
Thread Name: BS: If you see Sid tell him . . .
Subject: RE: BS: If you see Sid tell him . . .
""Thatcher and her predecessor were "class people" and unable to grasp and talk with workers who made this country great and had the ability to motivate people who were fearful of their jobs""
Her predecessor was James Callaghan (Labour), and before him Harold Wilson (Labour), neither of whom were able to talk to the workers, which was the original cause of the thirty and forty percent wage rise demands, and subsequent multiple strikes which crippled British industry. For Christ's sake, there were strikes over whether one man could handle both nuts and bolts, and one union wanted two men on a production line, one handling each. Job demarkation was the cause of as many stoppages as wages
Yes, I do know that Ted Heath (Tory) made a very brief appearance in a terminally crippled government which was itself destroyed by the Unions.It was Wilson and Callaghan who presided over the period during which the pound was devalued, billions were borrowed from the IMF, and inflation rose to 21.9% at the 1979 election when Mrs. Thatcher became PM.
If you are going to throw mud, you will find that there's more than one plastered target. The left wingers on this forum are always screaming about short memories.
The foregoing are FACTS which they themselves carefully "forget", when mudslinging at Mrs. T.
Also it should be noted that Wilson was arguably the most dishonest sleazeball in a long line culminating in Blair/Brown.
A look at the names on his outgoing honours list will show exactly what I mean by that.