Every pronouncement by ministers in this government contains the same excuse for every unpleasant policy and every perfidious financial act. The mantra goes like this; “we have to repay the debt created by Gordon Brown”, and: “we inherited this mess from the incompetent Labour government which came before us”. These statements are repeated time and time again and have now become almost an act of faith and are widely believed by the general public and their coalition partners. The fact that both statements are in fact lies is now hidden by repetition.
Though still with us in body, the spirit of Margaret Thatcher still marches at the head of today’s Conservative Party.
And it is clear now that she is a founder member of New Labour. They are both the inheritors of ‘thatcherism’ and therefore cannot be trusted. Margaret Thatcher was Prime Minister of Great Britain from May 1979 to November 1990 (4,285 days) and thereby the longest serving Prime Minister of the twentieth century and the longest since Lord Liverpool in the nineteenth.
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