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Old 29.09.2016, 12:17
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Re: The Brexit referendum thread: potential consequences for GB, EU and the Brits in

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Balls, the topic was balls. Thatcher had more fortitude and courage than anybody, which is in short supply in the UK today.
If that is the case, it's only because I've moved to Switzerland.

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as far as I can tell all she did was break the unions stronghold, but they where just as bad, if not worse for industry then she ever was.
Many unions of the time were horrendous. I was a union rep through the 90's til 2002 and they had largely turned the corner then, though I still got a lot of flack from the old guard for not being a Labour voter. One guy even tried to black ball me off the union for it, but it was raised at the branch meeting (I knew nothing of this in advance) and his proposal was unanimously defeated for the simple reason that the members knew I always fought their corner and got results, no matter what their politics were.

The unions needed to change with the times, and understand social mobility to survive.
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