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    (Original post by MatureStudent36)
    True. But lets remember who got the ball rolling on this one back in 2006.

    You're friend and mine. Swish Tony.

    http://www.scotsman.com/news/uk/blai...cher-1-1412430

    I've posted this before but Full of Suprises doesn't like getting involved in discussions that upset her pre conceived viewpoints.
    Dude, New Labour was a Thatcherite party. That shift has been the single most important political rebalancing in this country since the post-war consensus was established in 1947.
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    (Original post by scrotgrot)
    Dude, New Labour was a Thatcherite party. That shift has been the single most important political rebalancing in this country since the post-war consensus was established in 1947.
    Note quite Thatcherite, just not as socialist as they used to be.

    Ken Clarke was on Question Time the other night and they were discussing Thatchers Legacy. He summed it up and said 'her legacy was a realisation in Old Labour that the old ways were no good and they needed to move more towards the centre ground as that's where the majority of the electorate are.'

    So I'd agree with your rebalancing. Then again, this isn't just a UK rebalancing. This has been going on throughout Western civilisation.
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    (Original post by Bulbasaur)
    Guys, guys, £8m of public money is literally nothing...
    Ahhhh thats ok then, we needn't take it from children who were born so profoundly disabled that they would never work as adults.

    http://diaryofabenefitscrounger.blog...ulnerable.html
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    (Original post by Fullofsurprises)
    The upcoming funeral for Margaret Thatcher is a State Funeral in all but name.

    * 800 soldiers will accompany the procession.

    * Costs are now over £8m and rising.

    * Previous Prime Ministers apart from Churchill have always had a private funeral followed by a public commemoration service - this one is a break from tradition.

    This is a triumph of right-wing propaganda, a victory for Tory PR and something Labour could not challenge, because the media is in the grip of the Right and they feared losing votes under the onslaught.

    No PM as controversial as Thatcher, despite her many achievements, should be receiving a State Funeral. This is a piece of Peronist right wing triumphalism, an attempt by the current government to restore the popularity of Thatcherism and a deliberate campaign by Cameron to gain ground.

    I urge people to stay away from the funeral in protest, not at Margaret Thatcher herself, but at this Tory propaganda coup. Please do not watch the show and respond to any surveys that you did not watch it.

    Show the government that we do not agree with their Orwellian game-playing.
    **** off to North Korea- they like socialism over there....
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    (Original post by Fullofsurprises)
    The upcoming funeral for Margaret Thatcher is a State Funeral in all but name.

    * 800 soldiers will accompany the procession.

    * Costs are now over £8m and rising.

    * Previous Prime Ministers apart from Churchill have always had a private funeral followed by a public commemoration service - this one is a break from tradition.

    This is a triumph of right-wing propaganda, a victory for Tory PR and something Labour could not challenge, because the media is in the grip of the Right and they feared losing votes under the onslaught.

    No PM as controversial as Thatcher, despite her many achievements, should be receiving a State Funeral. This is a piece of Peronist right wing triumphalism, an attempt by the current government to restore the popularity of Thatcherism and a deliberate campaign by Cameron to gain ground.

    I urge people to stay away from the funeral in protest, not at Margaret Thatcher herself, but at this Tory propaganda coup. Please do not watch the show and respond to any surveys that you did not watch it.

    Show the government that we do not agree with their Orwellian game-playing.
    Whats £8 million when we have to spend £150bn on the scum you stick up for....?
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    (Original post by Fullofsurprises)
    The upcoming funeral for Margaret Thatcher is a State Funeral in all but name.

    * 800 soldiers will accompany the procession.

    * Costs are now over £8m and rising.

    * Previous Prime Ministers apart from Churchill have always had a private funeral followed by a public commemoration service - this one is a break from tradition.

    This is a triumph of right-wing propaganda, a victory for Tory PR and something Labour could not challenge, because the media is in the grip of the Right and they feared losing votes under the onslaught.

    No PM as controversial as Thatcher, despite her many achievements, should be receiving a State Funeral. This is a piece of Peronist right wing triumphalism, an attempt by the current government to restore the popularity of Thatcherism and a deliberate campaign by Cameron to gain ground.

    I urge people to stay away from the funeral in protest, not at Margaret Thatcher herself, but at this Tory propaganda coup. Please do not watch the show and respond to any surveys that you did not watch it.

    Show the government that we do not agree with their Orwellian game-playing.
    Sorry to break it to you, but this funeral service was signed off by the last Labour government. None of this is the work of the current government.
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    The headline says that the Funeral cost £4 million. Read the article and it actually says £3.6 Million.

    http://www.telegraph.co.uk/news/poli...s-6p-each.html

    Point to note, be very careful when reading fiscal projections in the media.

    £2 Million was an opportunity cost, so that'[s debatable as it's difficult to realise that..

    The article still doesn't say how much of the £3.6 Million cost will be covered by the Thatcher estate.

    Anybody feeling silly for getting on the outrage bus?
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    (Original post by MatureStudent36)

    Anybody feeling silly for getting on the outrage bus?
    No and I see no reason why they should. While costs were mentioned in the opening post, I think there was more to the OP's grievances than cost alone.
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    (Original post by InnerTemple)
    No and I see no reason why they should. While costs were mentioned in the opening post, I think there was more to the OP's grievances than cost alone.
    My main gripe was that it would be used to further current Tory political aims, which it was. One of the worst and most blatant was Cameron's declaration in the Commons of a long list of items which he alleged were settled and beyond controversy in the post-Thatcher era - he included Trident, which is far from settled and even many of his own MPs have their doubts about it.

    The declared budget has omitted many things included in previous similar event cost announcements, such as police overtime.
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    (Original post by Fullofsurprises)
    My main gripe was that it would be used to further current Tory political aims, which it was. One of the worst and most blatant was Cameron's declaration in the Commons of a long list of items which he alleged were settled and beyond controversy in the post-Thatcher era - he included Trident, which is far from settled and even many of his own MPs have their doubts about it.

    The declared budget has omitted many things included in previous similar event cost announcements, such as police overtime.
    I just thought it was news worthy.

    She also helped this from happening.

    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=_MCbTvoNrAg
 
 
 
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