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To think that gang psychoplogy is behind people who like Thatcher

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YohedYoshoulderYonisandYotoes · 16/04/2013 18:21

I have noticed that many people who 'like' Thatcher are really only people who are either a) trying to align themselves with the Tories with the mistaken and deluded belief that it will sorta make them richer and more socially accepted by the richer folk (the 'Rachel Haircut' idea), or b) people who like the idea of being in the gang that bullies the poor (in this I put people who instead of blaming employers for exploiting their staff so much that their staff would rather choose not to work, blame unions for making them have to walk a bit one day a year or some other small-minded petty inconvenience).

I can accept maybe a third circle that is overlapped by those two above of people who think that because she is middle class and was trying to sound like nasty poor-hating members of the middle and upper class, she is similar to them and so supporting Thatcher is a little like saying 'I'm alright' (and conversely feel that hating Thatcher is a little like hating the embarrassing bit about themselves), but I still think this is 'gang' type behaviour.

Its ironic for a leader who went on about the individual so much that she attacks pack rats.

Is that unreasonable?

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YohedYoshoulderYonisandYotoes · 17/04/2013 14:34

'they' did nothing Hmm Unions are not a contractor, it should be 'we' did nothing. Did you make a case in meetings against redundancy? Was there a reason for your redundancy to be unfair? Did you negotiate easy redundancy conditions? Did you delay the redundancy? did you hold employer to account throughout the process???

You can't just sit on your arse and expect 'the Union' to do something - you are part of the union if you join and should be prepared to get your hands dirty.

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ComposHat · 17/04/2013 14:39

Nearly everyone in the country likes Thatcher, I've hardly met anyone who wants to see heavy State interference or renationalisation of major sectors of the economy

You need to get out more.

soapandhorny · 18/04/2013 11:37

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limitedperiodonly · 18/04/2013 11:57

soapandhorny I'm very sorry you lost your job, but if the company follows the law, there's nothing anyone can do about it. Companies do sometimes trip up over employment law and then something can be done. IME unions are extremely hot over that. Was yours an unlawful redundancy?

I notice you say you liked Margaret Thatcher. I'd suggest that if so, then you and trade unionism were never going to be a good fit.

ExitPursuedByABear · 18/04/2013 12:03
Absy · 18/04/2013 13:50

I have no strong feelings either way, re: Thatcher, but I would freaking LOVE it if transport was renationalised.

But anyway, saying that people say they like Thatcher so that they can become rich is almost as ridiculous as when Hitler said that women will vote for a uniform. So, YABU. And quite thick.

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