(Original post by pshewitt1)
Finally a discussion with the opposite side that isn't retarded, thank you!!! I'm not being sarcastic, you have done me a great service :P ,
Yes I agree some facts are misleading but I basically scoured the internet and found the ones which seemed to match up the most, I'll try and find the links
but it definitely is within that region!
Yes that is a good point, however it surely wasn't by such a large percentage as to be noticeable? On top of this, surely a right wing (capitalist) party would be better at exploiting the most out of events like these in terms of economic gain, I believe DC visited china etc a lot around that time , and probably made Britain a lot more money?(not fact just an idea)
Onto thatcher..again, your point on undermining unions was her plan, like her I believe they have too much power and at the moment aren't a good idea. I like the fact they stand up for workers rights, minimum pay...but at the moment they take the piss. I must say that while we have the NHS and public schooling I care little for the bridges between rich and poor, I'm sorry it's just my way of thinking, I'm only middle class as well, but personally with how many luxuries our country has, it just doesn't appear to be a problem... If we were american then yes.
I don't see growth being stunted by the Tories, they did offer quite a large sum to banks to start loaning out money, but you can hardly blame them for being cautious? but yes growth is and always will be the only way out, but until the rest of Europe follows suit, we are semi powerless, unless we go back to our roots in engineering and power :/
EMA wasn't removed it's just sorted by local councils now, fair enough to the very needy, but they way it was done before in my opinion was scandalous... especially as the parents were already on benefits. Yes the pay freeze wasn't Ideal, but things had to be done to save money, and bear in mind that was only the public sector. You must also consider the younger workers are less likely to have families than older ranges and so need less income anyway, news like that to a parent could render them homeless.
I don't think it was all that great, but yes, I'm afraid as I'm not part of that era I can't fully understand the difficulty the poor went through, and can only rationalise it with what I see today.
Yup, that looks bad -_-, I won't even bother with that as I have probably lost...
I can't agree with you on the tax break part :/ they earned the money, especially if a private sector worker and have entitlement to it, considering they most likely use private schools and healthcare, it's surely stealing by giving it to the poor.
I never said that. it was simply the way you put it...
I must say the only reason we disagree is our founding beliefs on how we think society can be better and our political beliefs, so technically we are at a stalemate were further discussion would simply be petty, unless one of us drastically changed the other...which isn't going to happen on a website :L but thank you!