Make Your choice of Political leader

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if you had to choose, which of the following 2 politicians would you want as leader?

Margaret Thatcher
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42%
Tony Blair
15
58%
 
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Make Your choice of Political leader

Postby mercalia » 18 Apr 2017, 8:44pm

You have to choose one or other :shock: :twisted: :cry: :lol:

explain why

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Re: Make Your choice of Political leader

Postby pwa » 18 Apr 2017, 8:58pm

That's a tough one, but it has to be Blair. He put a lot more money into the NHS and schools.

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Re: Make Your choice of Political leader

Postby Bonefishblues » 18 Apr 2017, 9:04pm

Lesser of two evils. Yours, Hobson.

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Re: Make Your choice of Political leader

Postby ChrisOntLancs » 18 Apr 2017, 9:35pm

blair, lesser evil.

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Re: Make Your choice of Political leader

Postby Paulatic » 18 Apr 2017, 10:08pm

At least I was happy when we had Blair
Life was so bitter and divided, created huge turmoil to family life as we knew it under The evil Thatcher.
Or maybe it's always like that under a Tory gov?
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Re: Make Your choice of Political leader

Postby mercalia » 18 Apr 2017, 10:48pm

tough choice -

crimes against humanity or crimes against own citizens? :( :?

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Re: Make Your choice of Political leader

Postby MikeF » 18 Apr 2017, 11:03pm

Well one's dead, so where's the choice?
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Re: Make Your choice of Political leader

Postby gaz » 18 Apr 2017, 11:19pm

mercalia wrote:You have to choose one or other :shock: :twisted: :cry: :lol:

No, I don't.
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Re: Make Your choice of Political leader

Postby Mistik-ka » 19 Apr 2017, 1:08am

MikeF wrote:Well one's dead, so where's the choice?

And presumably less dangerous, but I've been wrong before………… :?

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Re: Make Your choice of Political leader

Postby Cyril Haearn » 19 Apr 2017, 5:03am

Looks like a 0-0 draw, that says a lot

To think that back then both were so popular and loved (?) by many people
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Re: Make Your choice of Political leader

Postby Ben@Forest » 19 Apr 2017, 8:20am

Whatever you think of her l think Thatcher was sincere in what she believed and lived her life, including after leaving office to that code. Blair is far more of a chancer, far more out for 'what he could get' both in political terms and after leaving the political arena.

It is interesting that both were/are convinced Christians, as is Tim Farron. Makes you wonder if that type of belief helps you justify, in your own mind, the rightness of your cause.

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Re: Make Your choice of Political leader

Postby pwa » 19 Apr 2017, 8:26am

mercalia wrote:tough choice -

crimes against humanity or crimes against own citizens? :( :?


I thought something like that, but then I asked myself, "how would Thatcher have reacted to George W Bush's War of Terror?", and the answer is, of course, that she would have been all for it, and as uncritical of the US as she always was. And she had the added sin of regarding Mandela as a terrorist and Pinochet as a friend! Blair also fostered increasing dialogue and finally agreement and peace with the old enemy, the IRA. I couldn't see Thatcher doing that.

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Re: Make Your choice of Political leader

Postby Vorpal » 19 Apr 2017, 8:36am

On the basis of choosing the lesser evil, I would take Blair over Thatcher, but I'm glad it's not a real choice.
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Re: Make Your choice of Political leader

Postby Vorpal » 19 Apr 2017, 8:38am

On the other hand... there might be some advantages to having a dead political leader. :wink:
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Re: Make Your choice of Political leader

Postby Mick F » 19 Apr 2017, 8:50am

Blair.

The lesser of two weevils.
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