Tuesday, April 9, 2013

Margaret Thatcher is Dead

And the word is a better place for it. Alex Pareene knocks this out of the park, but I'll leave you with this quote by former London mayor Ken Livingstone:

She created today’s housing crisis. She created the banking crisis. And she created the benefits crisis. It was her government that started putting people on incapacity benefit rather than register them as unemployed because the Britain she inherited was broadly full employment. She decided when she wrote off our manufacturing industry that she could live with two or three million unemployed, and the benefits bill, the legacy of that, we are struggling with today. In actual fact, every real problem we face today is the legacy of the fact that she was fundamentally wrong.
Well said.


  1. I hope that is in the eulogy.

  2. http://www.npr.org/blogs/thetwo-way/2013/04/12/177019735/thatcher-critics-make-ding-dong-no-1-should-bbc-play-it?utm_source=NPR&utm_medium=facebook&utm_campaign=20130412