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    Now comes the news that Tories are planning to build a Thatcher Library in London, similar to the US Presidential Libraries.
    http://www.telegraph.co.uk/news/poli...-memorial.html

    The project will cost £15m (with much of the cash coming from America - surprise!) and will also be a 'training centre', similar to US right-wing bodies like the Heritage Foundation.

    Conservative Way Forward and Eric Pickles (lol) are amongst the very high quality supporters of the project. Free literature extolling the Thatcher way will be sent to schools and school children will be brought in for indoctrination.

    One wonders if there is any limit to the scheming, hubris and zeal of the Resurgent Right.
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    Maggy would be appalled. She hated books.
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    (Original post by Hal.E.Lujah)
    Maggy would be appalled. She hated books.
    Apart from Hayek.
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    (Original post by Fullofsurprises)
    Apart from Hayek.
    Day of the Jackal was apparently her favourite book!


    What I should have said was that she hated people reading, and she'll love the library if it's very very expensive to use.
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    Well school curriculum tends to lean leftward at the moment anyway, would be nice to balance the scales.

    E.g In Economics we barely focus on Classical Economics and more on Keynesian, Politics.. Well my teacher was as left as my own dexterity (literally)
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    (Original post by Hal.E.Lujah)
    Day of the Jackal was apparently her favourite book!

    What I should have said was that she hated people reading, and she'll love the library if it's very very expensive to use.
    With Pickles on the project, they will probably be closing down some local authority libraries to pay for it.
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    (Original post by Fullofsurprises)
    Now comes the news that Tories are planning to build a Thatcher Library in London, similar to the US Presidential Libraries.
    http://www.telegraph.co.uk/news/poli...-memorial.html

    The project will cost £15m (with much of the cash coming from America - surprise!) and will also be a 'training centre', similar to US right-wing bodies like the Heritage Foundation.

    Conservative Way Forward and Eric Pickles (lol) are amongst the very high quality supporters of the project. Free literature extolling the Thatcher way will be sent to schools and school children will be brought in for indoctrination.

    One wonders if there is any limit to the scheming, hubris and zeal of the Resurgent Right.
    Not wanting to burst your bubble treacle but that's normal.
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    (Original post by MatureStudent36)
    Not wanting to burst your bubble treacle but that's normal.
    What is?
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    Everything has to be a conspiracy to you.

    My school had a big Left wing lean, hell my Maths AS teacher was a raving Union supporter, telling us to go to London and join the student riots, and if it got violent then really, it was just because we all felt so strongly. That sort of idiocy. A bit of balance in schools wouldn't be so bad.
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    (Original post by Fullofsurprises)
    What is?
    The donation of political papers.

    they did it with church ills papers as well, and pretty much every post war prime ministers. They tend to be treated as historical documents for historians to reference.

    infact even micheal foots papers were put in a library.

    http://www.phm.org.uk/news/michael-f...now-available/

    care to comment on that or dies that not fit into your fantasy.
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    (Original post by MatureStudent36)
    The donation of political papers.

    they did it with church ills papers as well, and pretty much every post war prime ministers. They tend to be treated as historical documents for historians to reference.

    infact even micheal foots papers were put in a library.

    http://www.phm.org.uk/news/michael-f...now-available/

    care to comment on that or dies that not fit into your fantasy.
    There's no comparison - apart from the Churchill one and that's obviously the point for these propagandists - how many other PMs do you know of who have a major new centre built to celebrate them??
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    (Original post by Fullofsurprises)
    Now comes the news that Tories are planning to build a Thatcher Library in London, similar to the US Presidential Libraries.
    http://www.telegraph.co.uk/news/poli...-memorial.html

    The project will cost £15m (with much of the cash coming from America - surprise!) and will also be a 'training centre', similar to US right-wing bodies like the Heritage Foundation.

    Conservative Way Forward and Eric Pickles (lol) are amongst the very high quality supporters of the project. Free literature extolling the Thatcher way will be sent to schools and school children will be brought in for indoctrination.

    One wonders if there is any limit to the scheming, hubris and zeal of the Resurgent Right.
    To some degree this is dreaming. US Presidential Libraries are primarily archives of the President's papers. That is what they exist for. Margaret Thatcher's papers are at Churchill.

    However, there are more Prime Ministerial museums than you might think:-

    Wellington
    http://www.stratfield-saye.co.uk/
    http://www.english-heritage.org.uk/d.../apsley-house/


    Palmerston

    http://www.broadlandsestates.co.uk/

    Disraeli
    http://www.nationaltrust.org.uk/hughenden/


    Gladstone

    http://www.gladstoneslibrary.org/

    Salisbury
    http://www.hatfield-house.co.uk/

    Lloyd George
    http://www.gwynedd.gov.uk/gwy_doc.as...uage=1&p=1&c=1


    Bonar Law

    http://www.ashridge.org.uk/website/content.nsf

    MacDonald
    http://www.morayconnections.com/heri...ity-museum.php

    Churchill
    http://www.blenheimpalace.com/
    http://www.nationaltrust.org.uk/chartwell/
    http://www.iwm.org.uk/exhibitions/ch...urchill-museum

    Attlee
    http://www.attlee.org.uk/

    Douglas-Hume
    http://www.dandaestates.co.uk/history/hirsel-estate.php


    Heath

    http://www.arundells.org/
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    Sounds exciting!
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    The recent ones are not comparable at all. The Thatcher thing is a US-style Heritage Foundation / Reagan Library type project with a staff, a centre and a well-funded propaganda thinktank.

    Heath - Arundells - that's just a house he lived in, it's like an NT property.

    Hirsell - Douglas-Hume - ditto.

    Atlee - it isn't a centre, just a charitable trust.

    Churchill - I already said he was the obvious exception.

    You're really dredging the barrel with some of the others, I mean a fishing museum and that little country house of Lloyd George's?
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    (Original post by Fullofsurprises)
    The recent ones are not comparable at all. The Thatcher thing is a US-style Heritage Foundation / Reagan Library type project with a staff, a centre and a well-funded propaganda thinktank.

    Heath - Arundells - that's just a house he lived in, it's like an NT property.

    Hirsell - Douglas-Hume - ditto.

    Atlee - it isn't a centre, just a charitable trust.

    Churchill - I already said he was the obvious exception.

    You're really dredging the barrel with some of the others, I mean a fishing museum and that little country house of Lloyd George's?

    What should happen to them the Doris?
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    (Original post by Hal.E.Lujah)
    Day of the Jackal was apparently her favourite book!


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    It's one of the best I've read!
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    (Original post by Fusion)
    It's one of the best I've read!
    It's a great movie, saw it not long ago, so tightly directed and with Edward "ice box on legs" Fox doing his incredibly stiff upper lip icy thing. His son is a total hottie. I would probably visit the Thatcher Library if the Fox's were running the place. We digress.
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    (Original post by Hal.E.Lujah)
    Maggy would be appalled. She hated books.
    Yet she died reading a book? (Apparently)
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    (Original post by Bulbasaur)
    Yet she died reading a book? (Apparently)

    Well what does that tell you! She got so mad she had a stroke!


    That was definitely too soon. I'm sorry. The song is funny but that's not cool.
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    (Original post by Jordan-James)
    Well school curriculum tends to lean leftward at the moment anyway, would be nice to balance the scales.

    E.g In Economics we barely focus on Classical Economics and more on Keynesian, Politics.. Well my teacher was as left as my own dexterity (literally)
    yeah reality does have a liberal bias :mmm:
 
 
 
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