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Breaking News - Margaret Thatcher Dies.

Discussion in 'Off Topic' started by Slavik, Apr 8, 2013.

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  1. Slavik

    Slavik XenForo Moderator Staff Member


    Quite a sad day for UK history, whether you agreed with the policies and changes she implemented or not, it can't be said that she didn't make a huge influence into making the UK what it is today.

    Sad news to read indeed.
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  2. MattW

    MattW Well-Known Member

    Just watching it on the news in my lunch break at work.
  3. Crayo

    Crayo Active Member

    Just saw this on Sky Sports News of all outlets. RIP Thatcher. Very sad.
  4. RickM

    RickM Well-Known Member

    I honestly dont know a huge amount about her rule due to it being both before I was born, and due to our pitiful education system only glossing over UK history after WW2.
  5. Mike

    Mike XenForo Developer Staff Member

    Note that we generally don't let political threads live for that long because of what they turn into. This is a thread about a news story. Don't turn it into "ding dong the witch is dead" type of comments which are right common right now or it's going to get closed.
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  6. Shelley

    Shelley Well-Known Member

    She did good in the Falklands, never backed down from that and really stood her ground. R.I.P
  7. Lee

    Lee Well-Known Member

    RIP thatcher, controversial but you did some good.
  8. Morgain

    Morgain Well-Known Member

    OK got the message.

    Approval of Thatcher as in a sad day she's dead, or she did some good is permitted; but relief and disapproval not allowed.
  9. Morgain

    Morgain Well-Known Member

    Mike please don't insult witches. I realise you wrote it quickly or maybe didn't know. Witches are a substantial minority group in the UK (and all Western societies) and deserve the same respect as any other law abiding group.
    Thatcher was not a witch. Though there are certainly witches who supported her policies as the range of politics among witches is very wide.
  10. Sheldon

    Sheldon Well-Known Member


    What he put was simply a saying.
  11. Mike

    Mike XenForo Developer Staff Member

    What I said is the exact thing that is being commonly posted elsewhere.
  12. Morgain

    Morgain Well-Known Member

    You're absolutely right. There are lots of sayings like that about Jews, the Irish, the Welsh, women ...
    Dismantling inequality IS often petty because it's made up of many small lego blocks.
  13. Morgain

    Morgain Well-Known Member

    No problem on you Mike. I'm sure you didn't realise that witchs are real people who don't like that kind of wording. There are quite a few on here by the way :) all supporting XF through the bad period.
  14. Shelley

    Shelley Well-Known Member

    I highly recommend giving The Iron lady a watch. Meryl Streep portrayed Margaret Thatcher brilliantly and it was a good movie and in parts actually made her a more likeable character.
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  15. Lisa

    Lisa Well-Known Member

    Having been raised in the north, our dislike for Maggie is well-known... but you have to respect how tough she was, whether you agree with her policies or not. She never backed down and always stood her ground.

    My condolences go out to her family, unreservedly.

    Yes there are quite a few on here.. and it's only you who complains incessantly whenever any kind of witch-related comment is made.
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  16. HWS

    HWS Well-Known Member

    She was 87 and very ill. Her death was not unexpected. So the surprise factor of that news is not very large.

    But kudos to the people in Great Britain who elected a woman to such a position long before women usually had any chances to reach such positions. And this also shows what a great woman she was. Not only being able to reach such a position, but also to make history during her office time.

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  17. mistypants

    mistypants Well-Known Member

    I can't say I agree with what I know of her politics (though that is rather limited), but the achievement alone of being the first female Prime Minister is laudable in my book. The death of anyone is sad. I'm very upset to see how immaturely some people have reacted... (not here! :) )
  18. John

    John Well-Known Member

    She was 87, not 97. ;)
  19. HWS

    HWS Well-Known Member

    Thank you. I've corrected that typo in my post.
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  20. Shelley

    Shelley Well-Known Member

    I'm quite sure she still is the only female prime minister. Certainly an achievement in itself considering the obstacles she must have encountered on her way to power.
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