Yes, fortunately now she has gone, businesses no longer close. In 1970, manufacturing accounted for 20.57% of UK GDP. By 1979 that was down to 17.62% of GDP. By the time she left office, that decline had continued - albeit at a slightly slower pace, down to 15.18%. Now it is much lower, according to the ONS - down to 9.68% in 2010. At the same time days lost to industrial disputes shot down too - from around 900,000 a month when Thatcher became prime minister to 183,000 in November 1990ChandosI know plenty of people who were forced to closed their small businesses under Thatcher, some even had for generations, and went on the dole and stayed on the dole to this day. Thatcher did'nt help small businesses at all despite the likes of Tebbit telling people to get on their bikes Thatcher did her best to puncture their tyres.
......... and went on the dole and stayed on the dole to this day. .
If you think the media in general are right wing I fear it is you losing the grip on reality!carshaltonkev"We are continually reminded by the by an extremely biased and socialist media of the threat posed by the political Right" Excuse me, pentax5AC, have you ever wondered if you are losing your grip on reality?
And there I was thinking that the media are controlled by the rich and powerful and their friends like Murdoch. Or are you classing the BBC as left wing? I would say that the BBC try to be balanced. Or are you classing the Daily Mail as left wing?! But no point in arguing, because I will get nowhere with the right wing headbangers on Purestorm.
Women portrayed as purely sex objects etc... Maybe you would like to go back to this?