Saturday, 30 May 2015

Thatcher: Anti

"I wanted to start this project because I think there’s going to be a serious need to counteract the whitewashed version of Thatcher’s legacy the official museum will present." says Darren [Cullen].

"It’s unlikely the official museum will address Thatcher’s unflinching support for brutal regimes like the Khmer Rouge In Cambodia, Augusto Pinochet in Chile or apartheid South Africa. They’re not going to talk about Thatcher’s implementation of the first anti-gay law in 100 years, Section 28, which was almost identical to Russia’s recent anti-LGBT law."

"They won’t address how Thatcher oversaw two recessions, massive levels of unemployment, raising poverty and inequality, the devastation of UK manufacturing, deregulation of banks, the Poll Tax and the privatisation of everything from basic utilities to social housing" ...

1 comment:

  1. It's nice to see the crypto Tories running for the Labour Leadership falling over themselves to confirm that the Tories are right that Labour can't be trusted with the economy. They never mention that Thatcher's ideological obsession with the money supply made the early 80s recession much worse. It killed off huge swathes of manufacturing industry that would have been perfectly profitable had Thatcher not been doing her very best to handicap such industry with the most unfavourable economic conditions possible.