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Lucinda Creighton's Tribute to Thatcher


Honecker

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Lucinda had a column in the Indo yesterday in defence of Thatcher. Essentially it just gives all the right wing clichés about Thatcher and her stuggles against the unions and socialism. It also has a couple of lazy stereotypical analogies of The Cold War and the IRA. Comically Lucinda claims Thatcher was actually very pro-EU! Lucinda obviously can't bear the reality that Thatcher opposed things like German unification and Maastricht so therefore she revises history.

Lucinda Creighton: Margaret Thatcher was a grocer's daughter who made her country stand tall again - Independent.ie
 
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What ape would go into a booth and put a 1 beside that useless yokes gappy mouthed mug shot.

She has redefined the word useless.
Is she Leo Varadker in drag?
 

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Lucinda would make a fantastic contributor to p.ie.
She has strong convictions backed up with some facts and a willingness to extrapolate the rest from daydreams and wishful thinking.
 

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Lucinda had a column in the Indo yesterday in defence of Thatcher. Essentially it just gives all the right wing clichés about Thatcher and her stuggles against the unions and socialism. It also has a couple of lazy stereotypical analogies of The Cold War and the IRA. Comically Lucinda claims Thatcher was actually very pro-EU! Lucinda obviously can bear the reality that Thatcher opposed things like German unification and Maastricht so therefore she revises history.

Lucinda Creighton: Margaret Thatcher was a grocer's daughter who made her country stand tall again - Independent.ie
Left wing poster (whose user name is that of a Communist dictator with the blood of his own citizens on his hands) is annoyed by right wing politician writing an article in praise of another right wing politician.

Now there is a shock.

The world is indeed a funny place
 
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I'm only surprised she didn't say she wants to be like Maggie when she grows up.
 

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Lucinda would make a fantastic contributor to p.ie.
She has strong convictions backed up with some facts and a willingness to extrapolate the rest from daydreams and wishful thinking.
Millions of Jobs!!

MILLIONS I TELLS YA.
 

Honecker

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Left wing poster (whose user name is that of a Communist dictator with the blood of his own citizens on his hands) is annoyed by right wing politician writing an article in praise of another right wing politician.

Now there is a shock.

The world is indeed a funny place
I'm more amused than anything. Take this for example

The Britain which Margaret Thatcher was called to lead in 1979 was riven by strikes, trade union militancy, a fading economy and a national sense of doom. Europe and the world seemed destined to fall under the cosh of a Soviet communism which was winning the nuclear race and rushing towards global domination.

Did anyone in 1979 seriously think that western europe was going to fall under the "cosh" of the USSR or that the Soviets a were even trying to achieve this? if anything the 70s were an ere of detente.
 
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Dylan2010

Lucinda would make a fantastic contributor to p.ie.
She has strong convictions backed up with some facts and a willingness to extrapolate the rest from daydreams and wishful thinking.
you give her far too much credit, her convictions change on a daily basis or whichever way the wind is blowing. She would be eaten alive on this site
 

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Well, in fairness, Creighton is honest about where she stands.

Meehaul Martin will probably public state that he disagreed with Mrs. Thatcher on just about everything. Even though he was in government with the PDs, and held a minister's position while there was a Ponzi scheme on the tear in the same years.
 

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I'm more amused than anything. Take this for example

The Britain which Margaret Thatcher was called to lead in 1979 was riven by strikes, trade union militancy, a fading economy and a national sense of doom. Europe and the world seemed destined to fall under the cosh of a Soviet communism which was winning the nuclear race and rushing towards global domination.

Did anyone in 1979 seriously think that western europe was going to fall under the "cosh" of the USSR or that the Soviets a were even trying to achieve this? if anything the 70s were an ere of detente.
You are right there. Thats a load of US neo-con nonsense.
 

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Comically Lucinda claims Thatcher was actually very pro-EU! Lucinda obviously can't bear the reality that Thatcher opposed things like German unification and Maastricht so therefore she revises history.
"There are millions of jobs in this Treaty, Vincent ....of course there are.....millions of jobs....I don't know in which sectors...."
 

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Lucinda would make a fantastic contributor to p.ie.
She has strong convictions backed up with some facts and a willingness to extrapolate the rest from daydreams and wishful thinking.
On balance I think that the bolded bit might disqualify her.
 

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clichés....a couple of lazy stereotypical analogies....Comical claims...very pro-EU....can't bear the reality.....revises history.
Sounds like you captured the essential response of the government when it is questioned about what it is doing...
 

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The emphasis on 'the grocer's daughter' is getting tired. It is not the most rags to riches type of story, even if she wasn't the most silver spoon of Tories.
 

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There wasn't much to admire about Thatcher. She was a blinkered autocrat with a one track mind. She condemned repressive Communist regimes while wining and dining with mass-murdering butchers like Pinochet and selling weapons to the Saudis, and all the time blissfully unaware of her rank hypocrisy in doing so.

Her only saving virtue, and the one that brought most opprobrium down on her head, was her steadfastness in negotiations when she was convinced of the rightness of her cause.

I've often thought that if we'd had her in charge in 2009, instead of a solicitor who drank too much and didn't know how to communicate or negotiate, we might be in a better place today.
 

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