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Maggie Thatcher, milk snatcher

Thatcherites and Tories alike are singing the praises of Margaret Thatcher, and denouncing the protests and attacks on the late baroness as disrespectful and barbaric.
Barbaric should be the word applied to the policies of Thatcher. Barbaric are her active and unconscionable support for the regime of General Augusto Pinochet. Barbaric is the description of Nelson Mandela as a terrorist and the refusal to impose sanctions on apartheid South Africa. Barbaric is homophobia being written into statute, on the highest numbers of unemployed people this country has ever known and on the destruction of manufacturing without a care for the communities laid waste in the policy’s wake. Barbaric is Thatcherism itself.

That’s all from me. Leon will be able to post soon so you’ll get nice, regular news updates. Until then, you’ll have to put up with me. Wish Leon a good wedding.


Top 10 British car manufacturers

Top 10 British car manufacturers

British manufacturing flagWell, when I say ‘British’… you know, Britain and manufacturing are no longer synonymous with each other ever since a certain Thatcher came to power and decided that Britain should put all its eggs in one finance basket.


Here are some familiar names:

1. Aston Martin (owned by Ford Motors) American

2. Bentley (owned by  Volkswagen Group) German

3. Jaguar (owned by Tata motors) Indian

4. Land Rover (owned by Tata motors) Indian

5. Lotus (owned by Proton) Malaysian

6. MG (owned by SAIC Motors) Chinese

7. Mini (owned by BMW) German

8. Rolls-Royce (owned by BMW) German

9. Rover (owned by Tata motors) Indian

10. Vauxhall Motors (owned by Opel) German