Sunday, December 18, 2011

Margaret Thatcher Addresses Income Inequality



Meryl Streep was interviewed tonight on "60 Minutes" about her new leading role - as British Prime Minister Margaret Thatcher in the upcoming movie "The Iron Lady."  That reminded me of the classic video clip above of Margaret Thatcher's last House of Commons Speech on November 22, 1990, where she addresses income inequality and expresses her opposition to a single European currency.

21 Comments:

At 12/18/2011 10:14 PM, Blogger VangelV said...

Imagine a slow witted Bush or Obama having to face Parliament the way that a Prime Minister has to.

 
At 12/18/2011 10:23 PM, Blogger Bobby Caygeon said...

Well, if we had the parliamentary no confidence vote then we would have had a new President about 8 months ago....

 
At 12/19/2011 12:36 AM, Blogger Cindy Martin said...

Well, if CSPAN were this lively, it might be quite enjoyable. The Iron lady is greatly missed.

 
At 12/19/2011 1:05 AM, Blogger Dr. Tax in Sacramento said...

Imagine Harry Reid or Nancy Pelosi having to offer anything close to the opposition's repartee. (No it is not possible).

 
At 12/19/2011 5:52 AM, Blogger sethstorm said...

From the same person that helped make more long term & multigenerational unemployed. Ms. Thatcher only achieved a hollow victory when viewed over the long term. What wins were scored in labor relations have been dwarfed by the increases in people that knew no legitimate or steady work.

That, and her administration proved a very good case why privatization is never a good idea. Coal mines closed, the Mercury telecom offshoot failed, amongst other things.

On top of that, the media protected her in ways that our media has protected Democrats. Discouraging words in the press were career limiting moves in the least.

 
At 12/19/2011 6:32 AM, Blogger Xieouyang said...

Great clip from the lady who turned Britain around, from a slowly decaying economy facing continuous strikes, to a vibrant economy.
Even though she was followed by the timid Majors, PM Blair implicitly followed a lot of her policies.

 
At 12/19/2011 6:36 AM, Blogger Xieouyang said...

A great clip on Thatcher defending her policies. After all she was the person who turned Britain from a slowly decaying economy, falling deeper and deeper into an economic morass with union or government worker strikes continously paralizing the country.
She converted Britain into a vibrant economy that provided greater opportunity to all.
Her opposition to the establishment of the Euro, that is falling appart as we speak, was commendable.

 
At 12/19/2011 6:50 AM, Blogger Larry G said...

but Margaret Thatcher's country has socialized health care, right?

and she did not get rid of it, right?

;-)

 
At 12/19/2011 7:38 AM, Blogger Jim said...

Meryl Streep playing Margaret Thatcher is like George Bernard Shaw playing Hayek.

 
At 12/19/2011 12:12 PM, Blogger juandos said...

Daniel Hannan shows that the UK is still ongoing fight against Euro-Socialism...

 
At 12/19/2011 12:24 PM, Blogger Methinks said...

Juandos,

you might enjoy Nigel Farage as well.

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=bypLwI5AQvY

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=pypd5kYTh24&feature=related

 
At 12/19/2011 12:26 PM, Blogger Methinks said...

Maggie was magnificent. I rarely like politicians, but this lady is an exception.

Thanks for giving me another opportunity to enjoy her in full bloom!

 
At 12/19/2011 12:34 PM, Blogger juandos said...

Thanks for that link...

The dude delievers a serious spanking to the Belgium EU president...

Hilarious!

 
At 12/19/2011 2:02 PM, Blogger Methinks said...

Nigel is really something to behold. There are several of clips of him on youtube. Delivered in a British it's all just more biting.

 
At 12/19/2011 2:47 PM, Blogger juandos said...

Is the Washington Examiner channeling Carpe Diam?...:-)

Margaret Thatcher previews the 2012 election

 
At 12/19/2011 3:31 PM, Blogger sethstorm said...


She converted Britain into a vibrant economy that provided greater opportunity to all.

As long as you weren't British. If one was, their fate was/would be either the banking sector, unsteady/illegitimate employment or a lifetime on the dole.

 
At 12/19/2011 3:40 PM, Blogger juandos said...

"If one was, their fate was/would be either the banking sector, unsteady/illegitimate employment or a lifetime on the dole"...

Utter drivel sethstorm...

Where's your credible source to back up that statement?

 
At 12/19/2011 4:46 PM, Blogger sethstorm said...


juandos said...

The increased amount of people put out of work due to the Butcher's actions.

That's if you forgot about the failure of every entity privatized under that administration, to hold their own.

But don't let truth get in the way of the Thatcher narrative.

 
At 12/19/2011 9:43 PM, Blogger VangelV said...

From the same person that helped make more long term & multigenerational unemployed. Ms. Thatcher only achieved a hollow victory when viewed over the long term. What wins were scored in labor relations have been dwarfed by the increases in people that knew no legitimate or steady work.

Britain was bankrupt by a succession of lousy Labour governments. Thatcher saved the country by neutering the unions and most other rent seekers.

That, and her administration proved a very good case why privatization is never a good idea. Coal mines closed, the Mercury telecom offshoot failed, amongst other things.

The coal mines should have been closed. They were unsafe and unprofitable. So were most of the other ventures that were privatized.

 
At 12/20/2011 10:06 AM, Blogger juandos said...

"The increased amount of people put out of work due to the Butcher's actions"...

sethstorm are you making this stuff up as you go along?

Where's your credible source for these allegations?

 
At 12/20/2011 11:35 PM, Blogger Ron H. said...

"Where's your credible source for these allegations"

Sources?!?! We don't need no stinkin' sources!

 

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