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    Mrs May wants to commission a bronze statue of Margaret Thatcher and put it in parliament square

    Is this a good idea

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    She is like a pedo, she screwed miners.

    AFAIK there's already a statue of her in Parliament

    Why do we need another oh wait the Tories can find the funds to pay for it from their moneytree but can't find £300k for the hungry and homeless

    The pigeons will love it X)

    http://www.funnyjunksite.com/pictures/funnypics/animals/pigeon/funny_pigeon_picture_25.jpg

    Original Poster

    Sweep stake how long after unveiled it gets vandalised

    Put me down for 10 mins lol
    Edited by: "miles136" 7th Jul
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    Original Poster

    Sweep stake how long after unveiled it gets vandalised

    Put me down for 10 mins lol
    Edited by: "miles136" 7th Jul

    Original Poster

    All these years of austerity so we can give £1b to NI and build a statue

    miles136

    All these years of austerity so we can give £1b to NI and build a statue



    For clarity: Northern Ireland or National Insurance?

    Original Poster

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    For clarity: Northern Ireland or National Insurance?



    U never like a single post of mine just saying

    miles13617 m ago

    All these years of austerity so we can give £1b to NI and build a statue


    I think the statue has been built for a while for what it's worth. That said, the cleaning bill for it year on year isn't going to do the national debt any favours.

    First female prime minister. She deserves a statue for that alone, but it's too early. She's still a very divisive figure, I think they need to give it another couple of decades really.

    She is like a pedo, she screwed miners.

    Statue has already been made costing 300k.
    Thatcher's daughter carol objected to it being erected along with local residents.
    theguardian.com/pol…own
    Edited by: "shadey12" 7th Jul

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    Krooner

    I think the statue has been built for a while for what it's worth. That … I think the statue has been built for a while for what it's worth. That said, the cleaning bill for it year on year isn't going to do the national debt any favours. First female prime minister. She deserves a statue for that alone, but it's too early. She's still a very divisive figure, I think they need to give it another couple of decades really.



    It will take a whole generation to die out b4 the should even think about it. The country has forgotten that there are still community's suffering for her policy's

    If it's the one of her holding Neil Kinnock by the throat, then yes it should be installed.

    Vom, would rather see a bronze bull (sh*t)
    Edited by: "espirit77" 7th Jul

    Perhaps not the right time given the extreme left who don't require any more fuel for outrage! Any brief review of Che Guevara shows what kind of lunatics belong to the far-left/anarchists.

    http://i.dailymail.co.uk/i/pix/2017/02/07/16/1479B6DB00000514-4200272-image-a-58_1486486018115.jpg

    The pigeons will love it X)

    http://www.funnyjunksite.com/pictures/funnypics/animals/pigeon/funny_pigeon_picture_25.jpg

    Original Poster

    It is sad when u drive through the former mineing communities to see them still devastated after all these years

    Thatcher
    http://awesomestories.com/images/user/206c27eef1.jpg
    Post Thatcher
    http://s3.amazonaws.com/ldc/large/2312/23128480.jpg
    .
    Where would you put her statue?
    Edited by: "splender" 7th Jul

    miles1361 h, 0 m ago

    U never like a single post of mine just saying


    He doesn't like anyone's posts, how could he, he is a robot with only two functions, spell check and catalogueing threads to be brought up later.

    miles136

    U never like a single post of mine just saying


    He is a fan of taking the wind out of poster's sail.

    Seriously though, this is fake news, surely.

    catbeans

    He doesn't like anyone's posts, how could he, he is a robot with only two … He doesn't like anyone's posts, how could he, he is a robot with only two functions, spell check and catalogueing threads to be brought up later.



    Well if you would stop feeding him - he might desist.

    miles136

    It will take a whole generation to die out b4 the should even think about … It will take a whole generation to die out b4 the should even think about it. The country has forgotten that there are still community's suffering for her policy's


    The plans for this have been shelved. It won't happen.

    /thread

    AFAIK there's already a statue of her in Parliament

    Why do we need another oh wait the Tories can find the funds to pay for it from their moneytree but can't find £300k for the hungry and homeless

    philphil61

    AFAIK there's already a statue of her in ParliamentWhy do we need another … AFAIK there's already a statue of her in ParliamentWhy do we need another oh wait the Tories can find the funds to pay for it from their moneytree but can't find £300k for the hungry and homeless



    Very good point

    Miles, to answer your question - No.

    davewave

    Perhaps not the right time given the extreme left who don't require any … Perhaps not the right time given the extreme left who don't require any more fuel for outrage! Any brief review of Che Guevara shows what kind of lunatics belong to the far-left/anarchists.



    yeah, hate on a revolutionary who's been dead over 40 years

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    espirit77

    yeah, hate on a revolutionary who's been dead over 40 years



    but her mistakes live on

    miles1364 m ago

    but her mistakes live on


    He's talking about Che, not Thatcher. The clue *should* be in the "revolutionary" part...

    miles136

    but her mistakes live on



    Was talking about Guevara - read the previous comment I was responding too

    Krooner

    He's talking about Che, not Thatcher. The clue *should* be in the … He's talking about Che, not Thatcher. The clue *should* be in the "revolutionary" part...



    And the dead 40 years part... Thatcher died in 2013 I believe.

    Look, I don't hate Thatcher in entirety. She did *some* okay things - stopping stagflation, paving the way for women politicians (although apparently she didn't like many, and thought of herself as a man). But, as someone else mentioned, it would be entirely inappropriate given the huge disparity of wealth in this country that her policies directly caused (capping income tax for the very wealthy, selling off council houses, privatising the utilities, etc etc)

    Why make a Bronze statue of the Iron Lady? Not sure the ex Cornish tin miners would approve. They should make one out of cast iron & put it on Crosby beach with the Anthony Gormley statues. It would be worth a day trip every 10 years to watch her slowly turn to rust.
    Edited by: "gazdoubleu" 7th Jul

    espirit7748 m ago

    Look, I don't hate Thatcher in entirety. She did *some* okay things - …Look, I don't hate Thatcher in entirety. She did *some* okay things - stopping stagflation, paving the way for women politicians (although apparently she didn't like many, and thought of herself as a man). But, as someone else mentioned, it would be entirely inappropriate given the huge disparity of wealth in this country that her policies directly caused (capping income tax for the very wealthy, selling off council houses, privatising the utilities, etc etc)


    To be fair; the right to buy had been kicked about by both parties for a while. She just happened to be the one who did it.

    We're in agreement on everything else though.

    Krooner23 m ago

    To be fair; the right to buy had been kicked about by both parties for a …To be fair; the right to buy had been kicked about by both parties for a while. She just happened to be the one who did it.We're in agreement on everything else though.

    The right to buy was a great idea, it increased home ownership for people who would never have been homeowners

    en.m.wikipedia.org/wik…Buy

    The problem was they didn't use the money to build more housing.

    shadey12

    The right to buy was a great idea, it increased home ownership for … The right to buy was a great idea, it increased home ownership for people who would never have been homeownershttps://en.m.wikipedia.org/wiki/Right_to_BuyThe problem was they didn't use the money to build more housing.




    I want my right to buy with 90℅ off.

    I think installing a brazen bull would be more in keeping with the maybot.

    I do hope someone steals it, melts it down, sells the bronze and gives the cash to the poor

    I'll be the first to vandalize that !!!

    shadey12

    The right to buy was a great idea, it increased home ownership for … The right to buy was a great idea, it increased home ownership for people who would never have been homeownershttps://en.m.wikipedia.org/wiki/Right_to_BuyThe problem was they didn't use the money to build more housing.



    More accurately, the problem was councils were banned from using the money to build more houses even if they wanted to.

    spoo3 m ago

    More accurately, the problem was councils were banned from using the money …More accurately, the problem was councils were banned from using the money to build more houses even if they wanted to.

    Yep, the government didn't want councils to have any social housing stock. Like I said it was a great idea, just done for the wrong reasons.

    shadey122 h, 31 m ago

    The right to buy was a great idea, it increased home ownership for people …The right to buy was a great idea, it increased home ownership for people who would never have been homeownershttps://en.m.wikipedia.org/wiki/Right_to_BuyThe problem was they didn't use the money to build more housing.


    Well they needed to do something after losing all the miners assisted mortgages, The mines were building plenty of cottages for workers, as well as helping them onto the property ladder. Great system, shame it went with the mines really. IIRC, 'Right to buy' was actually a labour policy. They must have known the writing was on the wall for the mines, even if they didn't admit it.

    shadey121 h, 18 m ago

    Yep, the government didn't want councils to have any social housing stock. …Yep, the government didn't want councils to have any social housing stock. Like I said it was a great idea, just done for the wrong reasons.


    Didn't know this! Truthfully, it's all a bit before my time, I've been reading up on it all recently.

    spoo

    More accurately, the problem was councils were banned from using the … More accurately, the problem was councils were banned from using the money to build more houses even if they wanted to.


    Is this ( councils were banned from using the money) fake news as even during Thatcher's era lots of council houses were built though declining in number of new builds.
    I cannot find any real data about your assertion , " councils were banned from using the money to build more houses even if they wanted to." A credible source or two linky should help.
    I thought the problem was and is councils are not allowed to borrow to build social housing (and there is also shortage of land and there was a big discount on right-to-buy).

    "Mrs May wants to commission a bronze statue of Margaret Thatcher and put it in parliament square."

    No, it wasn't Mrs May, it was the charity The Public Memorials Appeal.
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