A blog by Luke Akehurst about politics, elections, and the Labour Party - With subtitles for the Hard of Left. Just for the record: all the views expressed here are entirely personal and do not necessarily represent the positions of any organisations I am a member of.

Friday, April 12, 2013

Progress Column

My Progress column this week was about Baroness Thatcher: http://www.progressonline.org.uk/2013/04/11/labour-let-thatcher-happen/


Anonymous Anonymous said...

Yes, the problem with Margaret Thatcher is that she was not opposed strongly enough when she was alive.

"We should have helped council tenants become homeowners"

Depending on the details, this is an okay idea. Buying council houses became attractive though, in part, due to the big increase in rents. Selling the houses could have been a way of raising money to build more houses.

Foot was wrong to support the Falklands War though. It was a reckless gamble that could easily have ended in disaster. Several of the ships were hit by bombs that failed to go off. It was really the war to save Thatcher's face.

2:36 pm, April 15, 2013


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