Oct 10, 2021 -- 12:55PM, macarony wrote:
lack of investment going back over 50 years is what has brought us to where we are today.
Blame Thatcher, I do.
Oct 10, 2021 -- 1:16PM, Foinavon wrote:
We couldn't go on as we were under Sunny Jim, the defining question was who governs Britain.She did what she had to do. Unfortunately the police were politicised in order to break Scargill and we can see that they still are today. Not a good look IMO.
Not entirely sure what you mean by the end of your second sentence.
I think Thatcher changed the UK from being a manufacturing or producing economy to a banking economy; the rich got richer and the poor got poorer. Now we want to change things the other way around but have had to live with her policies for far too long. She was the ruin of the UK. The Tories thought it was fantastic which is was for the rich. It fcked the country and I will never forgive her or her supporters.
Oct 10, 2021 -- 1:35PM, macarony wrote:
Blame Thatcher, I do.And before thatcher at the end of 60s a new economic policy emerged a one based on saving money the economy drive, we became and still are obsessed with trying to save money instead of investing to increase product and plant. Cheap inferior parts fitted to British cars in the 70s and 80s been a classic example. Under developed products and old products left in production far too long. Cutbacks in training and machinery. Modern slavery it is acceptable even today to pay foreign people less money both here and abroad to do work that most middle class people would not entertain.
Not sure if you're supporting Thacher or not.
In the 1960s and 70s (and before) Britain was probably the most respected country in the world for the high quality of the goods it produced. After that it went downhill.