CNN Reporting Margaret Thatcher has Passed Away?

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    http://m.bbc.co.uk/news/uk-politics-22067155

    'Former Prime Minister Baroness Thatcher has died at 87 following a stroke, her spokesman has said.

    Lord Bell said: "It is with great sadness that Mark and Carol Thatcher announced that their mother Baroness Thatcher died peacefully following a stroke this morning."

    Baroness Thatcher was Conservative prime minister from 1979 to 1990.

    She was the first woman to hold the post. Her family is expected to make a further statement later.

    Baroness Thatcher, born Margaret Roberts, became the Conservative MP for Finchley, north London in 1959, retiring from the Commons in 1992.

    Having been education secretary, she successfully challenged former prime minister Edward Heath for her party's leadership in 1975.

    She won general elections in 1979, 1983 and 1987.'
     
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    MOD NOTE: Please remember the forum rules.

    Keep it to the news. If you must take it in a political way start a new thread in PRSI.

    EDIT: We now have A PRSI thread: http://forums.macrumors.com/showthread.php?t=1567745

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    Yes, just following this on BBC.

    Whatever one thinks of her legacy, and irrespective of where one finds oneself on the political spectrum, there is no denying her historical and political importance.
     
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    Finally.

    I'm glad I wasn't alive during her regime, but had to live through the after effects.
     
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    I'm with you on that one Kilamite. What a wasted decade was the 80's at the hands of this woman Massive part of UK manufacturing shut down for ever, 4 million out of work, highest interest rates this country has ever seen causing misery for businesses, squandered north sea oil revenues on unemployment benefit payments, killed 325 servicemen in falklands, sold off council/social housing for a fraction of value to tenants and now we have no social housing, rich got richer - and the list goes on..... terrible woman.

    Sorry about that MODS, had to get that out.
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    I second this. RIP
     
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    By that same token you don't remember England immediately before she was elected. It was a basket case. She is dragged though the historical mud because of privatization -- the powerful union bosses and pols on the left that fed them lost a lot of power and people tend to get p.o'd when you shake their comfort tree of funded by easy public money. But even when Labor recaptured 10 Downing it didn't go and nationalize again because it was a good thing for England despite all the damnation. That is Thatcher's legacy.
     
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    RIP Margaret, There are plenty of us conservatives out there who will miss you..
     
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    Couldn't agree more, there's a red man with a pitchfork putting some extra coal on the fire today for his new visiter, its just a shame its not British coal.
     
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    As a woman and a capitalist, I laud Margaret Thatcher, her accomplishments, and the values she stood for.

    Those who believe in individual freedom and responsibility will mourn her passing. Socialists will scorn her.

    "I came to office with one deliberate intent: to change Britain from a dependent to a self-reliant society - from a give-it-to-me to a do-it-yourself nation. A get-up-and-go, instead of a sit-back-and-wait-for-it Britain." Speech, 1984

    Rest in peace Baroness Thatcher.
     
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    What's so bad about a socialist?

    Do you even know what socialism is? Or are you just using the term in a way that Fox "news" wants you to?
     
  14. anonymouslurker macrumors regular

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    You should probably at least graduate from high school, before you start questioning what other people know or don't know.
     
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    Maybe you should try living in a socialist country so you can find out?

    Clue: Obama isn't a socialist, and unless you've travelled outside the US you have no idea what you're talking about.

    Fox has no clue about socialism either.
     
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    Which countries are socialist?
     
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    Tanzania in the 1970s and 1980s.

    Not any more of course - because the experiment failed.

    http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Ujamaa

    It's interesting growing up through a failing socialist experiment. More people should try it.
     
  18. xShane macrumors 6502a

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    Sure, I would gladly live in certain countries that follow a social model.

    Also, I never called Obama a socialist. What exactly did that have to do with anything?
     

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