"In 1991 Carol refused to pay her poll tax, the controversial tax introduced by her mother. When asked by journalists what her mother would say, Carol replied: "Mum won't give a shit""
Her son Mark is just a total greedy bastard who has had his pockets lined by the deals that his mommy did with her friends on his behalf.
I wish that I could show you the drive into Sheffield when I was a kid to how it had changed when I was in my late teens (10 years). From what I can gather there were more than 400 arces of steel sites, and now there is practically nothing. Sheffield is still having issues.
I was listening to the news and wanted to share this with you as I think that it informs the discrepancies in opinionsMichael Meacher, the Labour former minister, spoke earlier. (See 4.22pm.) Here are some direct quotes from his speech.
Mrs Thatcher was a very different kind of leader. She was someone who took the fight to her opponents, who deployed a scorched earth policy to destroy them, which polarised the country, which is why even today she is lionised in the south, as we have heard repeatedly this afternoon, but remembered with a very different memorial in the north.
Dominance should always have a concern for the victims of radical change. One should never destroy without building up again and too many industries, too many working-class communities across the north were laid waste over those years without any alternative and better future being constructed to replace what had been lost.
And many of those are still decimated today. In Oldham, the textiles industry was wiped out and whole swathes of the country's finest engineering companies were simply swept away. Yes, I think [Labour] agrees, that change, even painful change, is often necessary.
But it should not be bought at the price of the tripling of unemployment, the tripling of child poverty, and the rise of an unacceptable increase in inequality, which is still with us today.I totally agree that celebrating someone's death with street parties (like the ones of Bin Laden) revolt me, especially as a friend's BFF is terminal. I do agree that she will be remembered very differently by different parts of the country.
And now... I heard this today....
Margaret Thatcher has only been in Hell 3 days and she has already shut 5 furnaces.