MARGARET THATCHER dies today at 87

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    Apr 08, 2013 12:25 PM GMT
    The longest serving Prime Minister in Britain. I remember when she was elected in 1979!
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    Apr 08, 2013 2:22 PM GMT
    i hate to say it but im glad she's gone .she turn britain in to what it is now .i just glab she lost her memory of even being prime ministericon_evil.gif
  • kew1

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    Apr 08, 2013 2:35 PM GMT
    Spokesman on the radio said something along the lines of "I regret to announce Baroness Thatcher passed peacefully in her sleep", not sure which way to read that.
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    Apr 08, 2013 2:40 PM GMT
    Margaret ThatcherChildren who need to be taught to respect traditional moral values are being taught that they have an inalienable right to be gay.


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    Apr 08, 2013 3:04 PM GMT
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    Apr 08, 2013 6:56 PM GMT
    I am not onto politics , as i deeply think that all over the world 95% of them are crooks !!
    I met Margaret Thatcher in the early eighties , while i was working for Quantas .
    She was really nice to me all along the Melbourne /Canberra flight .icon_biggrin.gif
  • tazzari

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    Apr 08, 2013 7:04 PM GMT
    A dreadful effect on a lot of things, but when she came in Britain needed some waking up. And at the end of the day, a remarkable woman for her energy and drive. Like her or not, and I don't - her achievements - by which I mean getting done what she set out to do - were an amazing feat for a woman in British politics, and one from a relatively humble background. Hats off to the woman; hats back on for most of her politics.
  • Fable

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    Apr 08, 2013 7:09 PM GMT
    Maggie was a top gal. She was a great prime minister.


    plus those suits she wore? WERQ!
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    Apr 08, 2013 7:15 PM GMT
    kew1 saidSpokesman on the radio said something along the lines of "I regret to announce Baroness Thatcher passed peacefully in her sleep", not sure which way to read that.



    If it was one of the pinkos from the Beeb we can probably guess.
  • tazzari

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    Apr 08, 2013 7:17 PM GMT
    NJDewd saidThe longest serving Prime Minister in Britain. I remember when she was elected in 1979!


    The Prime Minister with the longest single term was Sir Robert Walpole, 20 years and 314 days from 4 April 1721 until 11 February 1742. This is also longer than the accumulated terms of any other Prime Minister.

    The second longest serving Primer Minister was also the youngest Prime Minister to be appointed - William Pitt the Younger, appointed on 19 December 1783 at the age of 24. He served for 17 years 84 days. BTW, he is generally believed to have been gay.

    Next were Robert Banks Jenkinson: 14 years 305 days (who?); Lord North at 12 years and 58 days, who presided over the American Revolution. Mrs Thatcher is Number Five, at 11 years, 209 days; she is however, the longest serving Prime Minister of the 20th century.
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    Apr 08, 2013 7:18 PM GMT
    And in other news Annette Funicello died

    http://www.nytimes.com/2013/04/09/movies/annette-funicello-mouseketeer-dies-at-70.html?pagewanted=all&_r=0

    annette-funicello-150327.jpg

    Coincidence? .... A little like the movie The Dark Crystal
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    Apr 08, 2013 8:57 PM GMT
    I had no idea that either of them were still alive.
  • Fable

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    Apr 08, 2013 9:06 PM GMT
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    Apr 08, 2013 9:20 PM GMT
    AMoonHawk saidAnd in other news Annette Funicello died

    Coincidence? .... A little like the movie The Dark Crystal

    +1
    A very clever reference. icon_biggrin.gif
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    Apr 08, 2013 11:10 PM GMT
    fable saidMaggie was a top gal. She was a great prime minister.


    plus those suits she wore? WERQ!


    I don't understand how a British gay person could support a government who brought in Section 28, the most anti-gay legislation since homosexuality was decriminalised. Earlier or later conservative governments yes, but not that one.