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#529329
mr angry manchester wrote:
Fri Dec 29, 2017 4:22 pm
She was just a weapons grade cunt
Nothing but an empty husk of a political weapon with a vacuum where the should should reside.
Had a lot more in common with "Running through wheatfields" Theresa than most tories would care to admit.
#529389
Thatcher refused to share flight with panda
A Chris Morris headline surely?
http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/uk-42508385

I think I get Thatcher's point didn't Ted Heath get involved with some failed Panda breeding diplomacy with Mao?
Cabinet secretary Sir Robert Armstrong wrote: "Lord Zuckerman sees this as a signal demonstration of the special relationship and would be very happy to time the announcement of the loan or the delivery of the panda in any way that the prime minister thought would be most likely to benefit Anglo-American relations.

"He even suggested that the prime minister might like to take the panda in the back of her Concorde, when she goes to Washington next month."

But Mrs Thatcher's private secretary, Clive Whitmore replied: "She has commented that she is not taking a panda with her - 'Pandas and politicians are not happy omens!"
#529392
It's a top bit of trolling on the part of the Chinese. On the one hand, who's going to say no to a lovely cute panda? On the other, you're stuck with a bloody panda.
#529417
Black, White and Asian - Thatcher's worst nightmare....
youngian wrote:
Sat Dec 30, 2017 12:30 pm
Thatcher refused to share flight with panda
A Chris Morris headline surely?
http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/uk-42508385

I think I get Thatcher's point didn't Ted Heath get involved with some failed Panda breeding diplomacy with Mao?
Cabinet secretary Sir Robert Armstrong wrote: "Lord Zuckerman sees this as a signal demonstration of the special relationship and would be very happy to time the announcement of the loan or the delivery of the panda in any way that the prime minister thought would be most likely to benefit Anglo-American relations.

"He even suggested that the prime minister might like to take the panda in the back of her Concorde, when she goes to Washington next month."

But Mrs Thatcher's private secretary, Clive Whitmore replied: "She has commented that she is not taking a panda with her - 'Pandas and politicians are not happy omens!"
#530193
Bones McCoy wrote:Black, White and Asian - Thatcher's worst nightmare....
That reminded me of a headline on Not The Nine O,Clock News
Mrs Thatcher has expressed her concern over the number of jobless blacks. She feels there aren't enough
#532280
Something davidjay said about the arsewipes who support the Tories got me thinking.

Those types who support the Tories have always been with us. Thatcher just made their views acceptable.

Wasn't it Yeshua bar Yusuf who was supposed to have said "Money is the root of all evil"?

Whoever it was, they were wrong. It's the love and veneration of money that is the root of all evil, and our 'strong and stable' government are taking that to extremes.
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#574005
Margaret Thatcher elected 40 years ago today - ushering in 11 years of discord and despair

Margaret Thatcher's ascent to power, exactly 40 years ago, and her policies, had such a toxic impact on Britain
ByBrian Reade

09:25, 4 MAY 2019Updated09:28, 4 MAY 2019

https://www.mirror.co.uk/news/uk-news/h ... 1-14993227
#574073
"When the free-market fundamentalist steps on a roadside bomb outside Kandahar bleeding to death, I swear to Ayn Rand I'll ask if he needs an invisible hand."
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#574159
Oblomov wrote:
Mon May 06, 2019 12:10 pm
"When the free-market fundamentalist steps on a roadside bomb outside Kandahar bleeding to death, I swear to Ayn Rand I'll ask if he needs an invisible hand."
Ha!

He lies bleeding? Fuck 'im! I've got a highly visible size eleven here I can ram right up his free market fundament if that's any help.
#574286
That is one of my favourite turns of phrases in recent encounters.

Glad to see Liverpool pull off one of the greatest comebacks ever last night, I hope each one of their successes is like a widdle on Thatcher's grave.
#577099
Watchman wrote:
Wed May 29, 2019 12:23 pm
Anybody watching the documentary series the BBC are running, Mondays, on the Thatcher Years?
I wasn't aware, is it good?

I am sad to see that Tory Tory Tory! is no longer on the youtube :frowning:
#577101
It's so-so, usual suspects, either over- arse licking or going down the route of "the others made me do it". There's the occasional attempt to try and say she had a caring side, but that mainly comes from inner circle secretaries, in fact it is counterproductive when you place that so called caring side in the context of how she treated a great majority of the population
No great revelations, I still hate her!
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