Should we be flaunting Margaret Thatcher's flaws in public so soon after her death?
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I will allow my opponent to give their case first, but I will just leave with a quote by an unknown author that I feel sums up way many people dislike her " If one destroys a sword it doesn't heal the scars it left behind."
The reasons why so many people dislike her
1- She supported dictators from around the world like General Pinochet of Chile.
2- She said feminism was a poison.
3- Her government supported the Cambodian Communist revolutionary Pol Pot who committed Genocide.
4- She sold off council houses, making it extremely difficult for working class families to even hope of owning their own house one day.
5- She sold arms to Saudi Arabia causing terror to spread.
6- She cut the manufacturing industry and coaling industry, leading to mass unemployment that affected the poor that created a unemployment that still affects them today.
7-Her economic policy caused 3.6 million unemployed the highest figure in England history and the highest proportion of the workforce in history and three times the previous government.
8- She closed down coal mining which raised the cost of energy to all time high they now have to import expensive coal from abroad
9- With poverty expanding crime rates went up.
10- She cut 75% of funding to museums, galleries and other sources of education
11- In the Thatcher years the top 10% of earners received almost 50% of the tax remissions that burdened the poor with taxes.
She caused a lot of pain in the poor and working families that caused problems to this day. I would ask if lets say a harsh dictator died today would the people under his/her rule have the right to celebrate their death I think it is safe to say yes then why can't it be the same with her who wasn't the worse leader ever, but the pain she inflicted still stands today.
What people have to learn from her is that you life and die by the decisions you make and don't be surprised if some come back and bite even after death.
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Vote Placed by Contra 3 years ago
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Reasons for voting decision: While I don't think some of Pro's arguments are true -- I don't know how Mrs. Thatcher could shut down the coal industry -- Con didn't refute Pro's claims, and Con also forfeited, so I have to give Pro the conduct point.
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