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Fri Dec 28, 2012, 07:13 AM

Margaret Thatcher was another pathological LIAR -dismantling the welfare state

http://www.guardian.co.uk/politics/2012/dec/28/margaret-thatcher-role-plan-to-dismantle-welfare-state-revealed
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Margaret Thatcher and her chancellor Sir Geoffrey Howe were behind a politically toxic plan in 1982 to dismantle the welfare state, newly released Downing Street documents show. She later attempted to distance herself from the plans after what was described as a "riot" in her cabinet.

The proposals considered by her cabinet included compulsory charges for schooling and a massive scaling back of other public services. "This would of course mean the end of the National Health Service," declared a confidential cabinet memorandum by the Central Policy Review Staff in September 1982, released by the National Archives on Friday under the 30-year rule.

Nigel Lawson, then the energy secretary, said the report by the official thinktank on long-term public spending options caused "the nearest thing to a cabinet riot in the history of the Thatcher administration".

In her memoirs, Thatcher said: "I was horrified when I saw this paper. I pointed out that it would almost certainly be leaked and give a totally false impression It was all a total nonsense," claiming the proposals were never seriously considered by her or her ministers.

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Reply Margaret Thatcher was another pathological LIAR -dismantling the welfare state (Original post)
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Response to malaise (Original post)

Fri Dec 28, 2012, 07:28 AM

1. Of course she was....

Remember, she was BFFs with Reagan. 'nough said.

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Response to Rider3 (Reply #1)

Fri Dec 28, 2012, 07:31 AM

2. And she loved Hayek and Friedman

Nice to see the Reagan/Thatcher New World Order crumbling down.

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Response to malaise (Reply #2)

Fri Dec 28, 2012, 08:10 AM

3. Can't go quickly enough for me.

Too bad so many have suffered because of those lying cretins.

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Response to malaise (Original post)

Fri Dec 28, 2012, 11:06 AM

4. She is an evil evil woman. nt

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Response to malaise (Original post)

Fri Dec 28, 2012, 11:12 AM

5. Guess she wanted to "end welfare as we know it" (nt)

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