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  • View Poll Results: Maggie's biggest mistakes? (you can choose more than one)
    Not leaving the EU
    17
    16.50%
    Not getting a greater EU rebate
    10
    9.71%
    Poll Tax
    62
    60.19%
    Not making the UK more united -i.e by merging Scottish and English law
    12
    11.65%
    Right to buy
    21
    20.39%
    Not mitigating the effects of closing down industry
    37
    35.92%
    Being too friendly with the US
    12
    11.65%
    Her handling of the Falklands
    12
    11.65%
    Privatisation
    52
    50.49%
    Being too soft
    9
    8.74%
    Being too stubborn/strong-willed
    24
    23.30%
    Not replacing council homes sold off
    48
    46.60%
    Not removing the her enemies from the cabinet-the people who got rid of her
    20
    19.42%
    Other (please state)
    6
    5.83%

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    Not investing into the emerging Blizzard industry by 1990!!!
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    She was too left-wing.
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    Resigning.
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    (Original post by Aspiringlawstudent)
    She was too left-wing.
    On second thoughts I kind of agree with you!

    She never really sorted out the welfare state. I hear the practice of encouraging people to claim disability benefits in order to lower the unemployment figures were allowed under her reign!

    The tax burden increased overall- it was just shifted from income to consumption!
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    (Original post by a729)
    What were Thatcher's biggest mistakes?

    In my opinion:

    Being so quick to close down industry ( if she had been more gradual she could have avoided the economic collapse of a lot of the places reliant on manufacturing and industry)

    Poll tax (this was the final straw for her)

    She failed to mitigate social effects of her policies

    However Maggie never lost an election!

    Please discuss- no insults please, only intelligent debate!

    Who is Thatcher?
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    (Original post by advice_guru)
    Who is Thatcher?
    Margaret Thatcher the first female prime minister from 1979 to 1990
 
 
 
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