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|#109 - More than one rebel group. Syria is littered with rebel groups…||02/19/2015 on poland can into conversation||0|
|#46 - Well you can't deny, those Ukrainian rebels didn't magically f… [+] (2 new replies)||02/18/2015 on poland can into conversation||-1|
#99 - anonexplains (02/18/2015) [-]
I don't see why everyone is making such a fuss about Russia backing rebels. Wasn't the US backing syrian rebels just 2 years agk and claimed it was the right thing to do. now it turns out they gassed the population and a large portion changed their name to ISIS
|#45 - Poland has had very flexible borders throughout history. Alot …||02/18/2015 on poland can into conversation||+1|
|#44 - Maybe they are refering to the time a Polish plane crashed in … [+] (5 new replies)||02/18/2015 on poland can into conversation||0|
|#223 - Well, alot of people did move. That caused a lot more problems… [+] (1 new reply)||02/18/2015 on 80s||0|
#224 - thegamegestapo (02/18/2015) [-]
I apologise for not clarifying, although a middle-earner would hardly have reason to leave since they've got their cushy four bedroom suburban homes. You're also correct that different governments abandoning the people is a problem but look at it this way, if a man is shot the blame is still on the person who fired the gun even if no one called him an ambulance. Yes, the coal mines were ultimately doomed but a better solution would have been to slowly phase it out and ensure that there was a new industry that the children of the coal workers could train for while their families still had jobs.
I'm also amused that consider working in heavy industry a waste. These were skilled jobs, people were proud of them, people identified themselves by them. People don't have that any more, that's why you still find active Miner's clubs and societies to this day. Thatcher's greatest crime was that she stripped these people of their dignity when she took away their profession.
|#221 - Which then leads to growth because of the cheap and easily acc… [+] (1 new reply)||02/18/2015 on 80s||0|
#225 - thegamegestapo (02/18/2015) [-]
You mean like it did in Chile, or Argentina, or Bolivia, or Poland, or South Africa, or Russia, or Iraq?
Shock therapy is a really great way of making the rich richer and the poor powerless.
The closest comparison is natural selection where those with an existing advantage thrive and those without die off. This is not a good thing to base your economic policy on.
|#220 - Heh. Scargill even got money from the Soviets. You're right th… [+] (1 new reply)||02/18/2015 on 80s||+1|
|#219 - You can't just "make jobs". The north at the time wa… [+] (1 new reply)||02/18/2015 on 80s||0|
|#175 - Aside from Job seekers and housing benefit. Those people may h… [+] (3 new replies)||02/17/2015 on 80s||0|
|#107 - She helped curtain the unions and the loss making coal mines. … [+] (12 new replies)||02/17/2015 on 80s||+3|
#150 - xxmemosxx (02/17/2015) [-]
Dunno why you're getting thumbed down.
It's well known there was large parts of the working class that belonged to the communist party which almost strangled our production lines during WW2 with their near constant striking, thanks to the unions, until Russia joined the war and even then they didn't get much better at the time & the coal mines were making a loss even though they were already heavily subsidized by the government. The mines were going to close eventually, she just forced the issue and probably saved modern Britain by doing so.
#184 - anonexplains (02/17/2015) [-]
Because the hate-Thatcher bandwagen is still rolling for the new left, who have no idea of real world economics
#187 - xxmemosxx (02/17/2015) [-]
I count myself as slightly left leaning. I still recognise that sometimes peoples jobs and livelihoods gotta be sacrificed for the good of the nation. How else will we be able to afford all our welfare and NHS that we enjoy so much?
Biggest mistake Thatcher made, in my opinion, was the start of the privatisation of the NHS but Cameron isnt exactly doing anything to stop it, Big Society my ass