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TUC Congress: T-shirts


hssutton

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Is this how low certain people of this country have become? I've never heard of anything so disgusting in my life.

Maggie T-Shirts

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Kev.Ifty

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I would love to find a link to the time when Thatcher ridiculed Shirley Williams' statement that the Tories woud have to double VAT to get their policies through. At the time it was 7% and Thatch increased it to 17.5.

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bremner

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To be accurate VAT was 8% when Thatcher came to power and rose to 15%.

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Forum Editor

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Launching into an orgy of 'she wrecked the country and the lives of the ordinary working people' is pointless in the context of this thread.

The point is that some people are sufficiently lacking in common decency that they are quite happy to tell all and sundry that they would dance on a person's grave.

I have no time for people like that - they are a disgrace in my opinion.

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interzone55

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john bunyan

Was it worth destroying a large part of the coal industry, and the communities they served, just to defeat Arthur Scargill really justified, especially as many of the pits have been profitably reopened?

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john bunyan

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alan 14

If you read natdoor's post of 8.11pm in this thread : Unions, I also have worked in other parts of Europe where Unions and management via works councils etc usually talk through problems in the spirit that a successful company will pay relatively well. I think the likes of Arthur Scargill, Mick McGahy were the ones who destroyed the coal industry and its communities by their use of strikes as a political weapon. Had the "natdoor" approach been made, the industry may have lasted a bit longer but I suspect many mines would never have been sustainable. I do not wish to make this personal. and suspect we will never agree on the issue. I am not a follower of any political party but also totally deplore this T Shirt and any such tasteless antics.Whatever one's views on Mrs T those who proposed this shirt must be the most heartless people alive.

Also in their last full year of operation before the pit strike, British Coal made a loss of £485million. That figure excludes the subsidy received by British Coal from the electricity generating companies who were being forced to buy British coal at an above market price simply to keep unprofitable mines open. If this "subsidy" is taken into account, British Coal was losing £727 million per year. That is equal to £1.4 Billion Pounds in todays prices. This was and is unsustainable and the labour party did little to reopen many pits.

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Joseph Kerr

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How is having been elected a defence?!

What kind of orgy is the FE used to?!

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Chegs ®™

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Tasteless & deplorable,but a sign of the times.I can recall other T-shirts being banned,& the wearing of them produced a prosecution for causing offense.I expect the wearers of these T-shirts to be fined,& if anyone is actually insane enough to go & dance on a grave then they should be incarcerated in a secure hospital.

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spider9

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hssutton "I've never heard of anything so disgusting in my life."

If that is true then I suspect you've led an extremely sheltered life! There are worse depravities happening to people all the time in this country and elsewhere.

The tee-shirt sentiments are in very poor taste, but then again I personally find a lot of 'new' comedy equally appalling. Sticks and stones...etc?

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spider9

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ps

Presumably Lady Thatcher could make the classic, old, response to 'dancing on the grave' -

"Good, I'm being buried at sea"

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carver

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It's all well and good these people saying they will dance on her grave but the latest thing is she's going to be buried at sea.

And that tee shirt is wrong, the colours aren't quite right.

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