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Margaret Thatcher

Daniel Duffy

C++ author, trainer
A great leader -- Margaret Thatcher -- passed away a few days ago. She did much to make London a financial centre.
50% of the population of Great Britain and Northern Ireland would probably agree with this statement.
Manufacturing died during her term in office.

Not that I am a UK citizen, but she is probably responsible for what UK is today. This has been her legacy.
 

alain

Older and Wiser
50% of the population of Great Britain and Northern Ireland would probably agree with this statement.
Manufacturing died during her term in office.
is this a good thing or a bad thing? I really don't know. I have heard opinions from both sides of the fence regarding Thatcher.
 

Daniel Duffy

C++ author, trainer
is this a good thing or a bad thing? I really don't know. I have heard opinions from both sides of the fence regarding Thatcher.

Bad thing. For sure. That this is even a debate shows how distorted things have become in the last 30 years.

Regarding manufacturing: It's also R&D, design, marketing + contractors as well. All gone.
 
Bad thing. For sure. That this is even a debate shows how distorted things have become in the last 30 years.

Regarding manufacturing: It's also R&D, design, marketing + contractors as well. All gone.

Yep, large chunks of manufacturing have disappeared and I would think millions of manufacturing and technical services jobs. It is a bad thing. What kept Thatcher alive politically was North Sea oil.

 
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