A new Thatcher
A lot of people are saying she's a new Margaret Thatcher www.theguardian.com/media/greenslade/2016/jul/21/theresa-may-wins-press-plaudits-as-a-reborn-margaret-thatcher, to me that is a good thing because before Mrs. Thatcher beat the miners strike of 1984, the Unions held the country to ransom. Rarely a summer passed without two or three strikes.
To any Scottish person reading this remember one thing, the miner's bosses killed the miners NOT the Tory government. Coal is a natural resource with an infinite life span; the union bosses worked the seams to death - why do you think Arthur Scargill www.telegraph.co.uk/news/politics/10573570/The-rise-and-fall-of-Arthur-Scargill.html made himself a life president of the NUM? He knew his tenure would be over once the pits dried up.
In Scotland, things were much the same with the union led by die-hard Communist Mick McGahey www.grahamstevenson.me.uk/index.php?option=com_content&view=article&id=389:mick-mcgahey&catid=13:m&Itemid=114.
McGahey goes on about being a man of his upbringing and circumstances. I was also born into a working class family, and despite my mother's desire to forget her roots, I am proud of the fact that my family are fishermen and boat builders. I was born in a terrace house; the street ran to the Iron works where most of the men in the area worked, but I didn't become a Communist. In the 1970's I witnessed the worst side of Communism and it left me horrified.
When Union leaders visit Russia, they get shown to the nice areas, they never see the starving children eating stale bread. When I went to Russia in 1970, we were greeted by children willing to exchange a bar of chocolate for a ten cent tin badge. Not far from this is the the Kirov theatre www.ticketsofrussia.ru/kirov/eng/. A greater social gap cannot ne imagined in juxtaposition, on the one had families starving while with three minutes walk, you have one of the world's greatest theatres complete with plush seating.
I vividly recall travelling through the Nottinghamshire and South Yorkshire pit district, looking at the numerous coal heaps and praying we didn't have another Aberfan news.bbc.co.uk/onthisday/hi/dates/stories/october/21/newsid_2705000/2705335.stm.
I am glad Mrs. May put the commie traitor Corbyn down www.telegraph.co.uk/news/2016/07/21/jeremy-corbyn-has-turned-labour-into-a-laughing-stock-as-leader/. I think he should at least be imprisoned, if not deported. I wonder how he'd feel living in the communist state he purports to support?