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David Cameron the best PM since Thatcher watch

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    It seems there are way too many Conservatives supporters on TSR

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    (Original post by leetay)
    Not.

    She's currently ranked second best PM

    http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Histori...United_Kingdom
    This is an invalid poll....106 people is by no stretch of the imagination representative of the general population, which would need to be assessed to determine the position of the PM, as he/she affects EVERYONE!!! not just people who specialised in British politics and/or British history since 1945. And even at that 106 wouldn't represent that subgroup either.

    So I hereby declare this point null and void! :P
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    Our country can afford to send its 18 year olds to war and can somehow scrounge up millions of pounds a week to bomb Libya and yet we need need to swallow some of the harshest cuts since 1981? Something don't smell right... this country needs to sort out its priorities.
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    (Original post by AskMeAnything)
    Students don't even know why they hate Thatcher, it's just what they've been told to do all their lives.

    http://www.telegraph.co.uk/news/news...ion-today.html

    Moving on to Cameron, I can see a few comparisons. He is a political reformer, really the co-alition has done more in their first year than Tony Blair's first five. They are moving along at a speed that most commentators say is faster than Thatchers - and they are tackling issues that even she balked at, such as the NHS. The problem is Cameron's spine more than anything else. You saw today and yesterday - Inflation down, Unemployment down - yes it's early days, but nobody expected either of these indicators. In four years, when the economy is strong and the government can start to bring in more popular policies - tax cuts, tackling the EU, et cetera - you mark my words, TSR will be abuzz with quite sudden conservative converts who will claim to have been a supporter all along.
    Maybe it's because Students can see what damage she caused in the North? I've studied some of her decisions, and I'll happily say I hate her.
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    (Original post by tulley11)
    Maybe it's because Students can see what damage she caused in the North? I've studied some of her decisions, and I'll happily say I hate her.
    I wont be the last person to say it but...who cares about a bunch of miners holding the country to ransom, i know i dont!
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    (Original post by The_Great_One)
    I wont be the last person to say it but...who cares about a bunch of miners holding the country to ransom, i know i dont!
    Who mentioned the Miners?
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    If he had Tory majority behind him he could have been. Still, better than Labour anyway.
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    (Original post by Mouldywart)
    Our country can afford to send its 18 year olds to war and can somehow scrounge up millions of pounds a week to bomb Libya and yet we need need to swallow some of the harshest cuts since 1981? Something don't smell right... this country needs to sort out its priorities.
    I agree with you!!! We spend millions on war (Iraq and Libya, to be specific) and then the next thing we know is George Osborne announcing cuts. It really is irritating, although I do support the war invasions.
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    Nar.
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    (Original post by ringham33170)
    This is an invalid poll....106 people is by no stretch of the imagination representative of the general population, which would need to be assessed to determine the position of the PM, as he/she affects EVERYONE!!! not just people who specialised in British politics and/or British history since 1945. And even at that 106 wouldn't represent that subgroup either.

    So I hereby declare this point null and void! :P
    Then maybe you should read about the polls further down the page. As I've already mentioned there was also a poll of 27,000 people placing her in third place.
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    roflwaffle!
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    Thatcher - Major - Blair - Brown

    Really not much to beat!
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    Major, Blair, Brown. Not exactly a list of greats.
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    (Original post by tulley11)
    Maybe it's because Students can see what damage she caused in the North? I've studied some of her decisions, and I'll happily say I hate her.
    I'd blame Labour's incessant subsidies, to be fair. Thatcher brought the country into the 21st Century.
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    Wow...so when did you have a full frontal lobotomy?
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    (Original post by Mr Inquisitive)
    I'd blame Labour's incessant subsidies, to be fair. Thatcher brought the country into the 21st Century.
    I live in the North so I have a good understanding of the ill feeling towards Thatcher. I'd disagree about the 21st Centry comment though.
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    LOLNO
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    (Original post by flying plum)
    No, most people will disagree with you because they don't think Maggie did a lot of good for this country...
    And the alternative would have destroyed the country.
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    (Original post by Mouldywart)
    Our country can afford to send its 18 year olds to war and can somehow scrounge up millions of pounds a week to bomb Libya and yet we need need to swallow some of the harshest cuts since 1981? Something don't smell right... this country needs to sort out its priorities.
    You say "send it's 18 year olds to war" as if they haven't voluntarily joined the army, they joined knowing they would almost definitely be involved with war. Also, Labour were the only ones sending the troops in to the middle east, sending some pilots over libya with bombs is a bit different. We'll be out of Afghanistan in a few years and hopefully Libya won't turn into a mess!! We're only "swallowing some of the harshest cuts.." because we happily swallowed some massive stimulus packages during the recession on top of the structural deficit (one of Brown's few triumphs was the way he reacted to the recession with big spending increases etc. imo); as much as people rightly complain the economy is still in better shape now than it was 2-3 years ago and so overspending should rightly drop. People go on and on about "stimulating the economy"; in the long term the smaller the public sector the more innovation and strength our economy has so we (the young) should be thanking George Osbourne profusely for taking a short term hit so that the long term is better for all of us.
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    Yea, and pigs can fly n'all
 
 
 
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