Peter Reynolds

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Margaret Thatcher, The Greatest Politician Of My Lifetime

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In general there has been a respectful and appropriate response to the death of Britain’s finest leader since Churchill.  Even senior Labour figures have preserved their dignity and given due credit for her importance.  Those who have demeaned themselves with cheap and oafish abuse know who they are and they are lesser people for it.

She has always been my hero.  In 1979, when I had just started my first business I had car window stickers printed reading ‘Support Maggie In the Interests Of Britain’.

She was and will remain a magnificent woman of stature beyond compare.  As someone wrote today, what the snide, jealous left really hated about her was that she was working class – yet with real ambition and ability.

Rest in peace Maggie.  Britain and the world is forever changed and greatly enhanced by your noble life.

Written by Peter Reynolds

April 8, 2013 at 7:44 pm

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  1. Never again will I take anything you say seriously. I lived in South Wales, went through the working class wars of the miners strike and I saw the police being sent against the British people. I saw food banks opened up and once thriving communities torn apart, The fact that Thatcher is your hero suggests that you have been smoking too much of that substance you champion. Tell me one thing Thatcher did that benefited the country? Let me explain the original thinking behind council houses and that is affordable housing for ordinary people. How did selling them off help people other than those who had their houses on the cheap? Now there are young couples who can’t get on the housing ladder because of the crazy property prices and there are no council houses left for these people. Thatcher was the worse PM and led the worse government we have seen. Mind you the current lot look like shaping up to match her.

    gary dobbs

    April 8, 2013 at 8:48 pm

    • Do I think she was perfect? No. Do I see anyone else better since? No.

      Peter Reynolds

      April 8, 2013 at 9:03 pm

    • The mines were in decline long before Maggie, Labour closed over 3 times the pits she did. The Coal industry itself was already doomed due to oncoming of Nuclear power etc. The socialists so stuck in their lazy ways could not adapt, thus died. Those who could and did..blossomed. I was quite young but still remember the Winter of discontent, our roads piled high with rotting rubbish, our industries killed by shoddy commy workmanship in monolithic state companies.. You and your Unions killed yourselves and you bloody deserved it.

      Maggie was a hero for breaking the Union Commy strongholds and kicking their worthless backsides under the rock they came from.

      The Nation is ripe to have rid of them again.


      April 17, 2013 at 8:01 pm

  2. With comments like this Mr Reynolds I feel that those that support clear will now leave in their droves , don’t you realise that most who have been had over by the Tories are also those that have been affected by cuts that have ravaged this country , goodbye Mr Reynolds and as Billy Bragg sang “which side are you on” I think you have shown your true colours !


    April 8, 2013 at 9:11 pm

    • I am proud to endorse Margaret Thatcher. I always have been and I always will be. This is a much bigger issue than cannabis law reform but I tell you, dullards and bearers of prejudice, Maggie would have acted on evidence far more than any of the weak puppets we have in office today.

      Indeed she did.

      It was she, against the Daily Mail and the general outcry of homophobia and hate that ruled on clean needle exchange when HIV/AIDS first hit. This is the measure of the woman – bold, brave and courageous. Do the right thing, even if it’s unpopular.

      Sometimes she was wrong but mostly she was right. Show me a politician today that would have had the courage to take such a radical step as to hand out clean needles to heroin users.

      Peter Reynolds

      April 8, 2013 at 9:22 pm

      • Section 28 ? What was that about then ? So she was great then hahaha she destroyed swathes of families (working class ) but you wouldn’t know about that would you Mr Reynolds as your not working class, most politicians are in the pocket of someone down the line , and only protect those who protect them , as for those in power it’s all the same evil , all self serving , all lining the pockets of the rich while working class people like me are forced to work 70+ hours a week and still don’t earn the average wage inspite of the Tories turning my job into a professional job , so I think that showing your true colours to the Tories is a disgraceful act to all the members of clear (which I’m no longer due to issues I won’t go into here) so don’t let that door hit you on the way out.


        April 8, 2013 at 9:40 pm

      • Your prejudice shines out of you. My mother’s father worked down the pits, my father’s in the steel works.

        CLEAR is about ending the prohibition of cannabis and we have members and supporters from all points on the political compass. That you can only adhere to some tribal position is unfortunate. You might want to try opening your eyes and moving into the 21st century.

        Peter Reynolds

        April 8, 2013 at 9:45 pm

      • You endorsing Thatcher is not a bigger issue than cannabis law reform, and as for acting on evidence, it was available then so why didn’t she legalise cannabis?

        Carl wagner

        April 10, 2013 at 4:27 pm

      • I am working class Fluff, from a long line of working class raised in the rougher parts of East London. I endorse Margaret Thatcher and my whole family did very well under her, but then we did not subscribe to Red left indoctrine and sit on our asses. Thatcher did more ot spread the wealth amongst the working classes then your red left useless ever did…for those who was willing to work for it. Save your excuses for another era, this one is over.


        April 18, 2013 at 7:40 pm

    • As for Billy Bragg, he’s entertaining as a sort of jovial version of Arthur Scargill but anyone stuck in his flat cap world of workers and socialism (the greatest delusion of all) is best treated with gentle amusement.

      Peter Reynolds

      April 8, 2013 at 9:29 pm

      • I love Billy Brag, suffering for the working man in his nice big capitalist house by the Sea, sipping his nice capitalist Chablis while the Zombie mugs of the left buy his droning-coma tunes.


        April 18, 2013 at 7:42 pm

    • Yeah. He appears to be an individual thinker not driven by hysteria and Propaganda that’s mostly false. I suggest he is on the side of rational and thinking, not immature foot stamping and sulking.

      Billy Bragg? Oh please, my backside has more tune to it..

      Isn’t it typical of the left, everyone has right to an opinion as long as it agrees with them, if it don’t they throw their wittle toys out of their wittle pram and show their true nature.


      April 17, 2013 at 8:06 pm

  3. It was Thatcher who destroyed public sector pensions just as the current government are doing now with the private sector. It was Thatcher who deregulated the banks and look what they’ve done to us. It was Thatcher who destroyed my community and many more more like it. And don’t talk about benefit scroungers – Thatcher invented the benefit crisis. Damn the woman and damn her memory.

    gary dobbs

    April 8, 2013 at 9:30 pm

    • And it was Thatcher who allowed the Dirty Digger to acquire 40% of Britain’s newspapers.


      April 8, 2013 at 10:39 pm

  4. I completely agree. She was a brilliant Prime Minister. She attracted either respect or derision but never indifference – and that can’t be said for many PMs. RIP Maggie.

    Jane Sanders

    April 8, 2013 at 9:37 pm

  5. As the comments above demonstrate, Peter, the news of Maggie’s death has not been met with universal sympathy. I, myself, marched in many a demonstration against her policies when she was in power. My personal feelings aside, I have no doubt in my mind that she stood head and shoulders above the political pygmies around her and will be remembered by historians as one of the most outstanding UK Prime Ministers of the 20th C


    April 9, 2013 at 3:09 am

  6. Maggie you made your mark… RIP.


    April 9, 2013 at 10:59 am

    • You sir are either delusional or under the influence of some psychotropic drugs. Either way you have absolutely no credibility now.

      Michael Nolan

      April 9, 2013 at 4:07 pm

      • No credibility and delusional because I admire the greatest peacetime leader this country has ever had? Is that the way you judge everyone who dares to hold a different opinion from you?

        Your words speak very eloquently about your state of mind.

        Peter Reynolds

        April 9, 2013 at 4:21 pm

  7. The fact that some are saying Thatcher was a great leader just shows how she divided the nation, how she still divides the nation. I find it incredible when anyone praises her when she was such a vile influence on this country. Well Peter I agree with Michael you are delusional and not only that but ill-informed. Maggie was hardly working class. I saw my community torn apart by the policies of this vile woman – I can no longer support Clear and I can no longer take you seriously. Once again what about clause 28? What about sinking a retreating ship? What about the police powering into miners, deliberately trying to provoke the miners? What about discriminating vast areas and only looking after a few square miles of London? Tell us Mr Reynolds what is it you so admire about Thatcher?

    gary dobbs

    April 10, 2013 at 8:59 am

    • What? I’m ‘delusional’ because you disagree with my opinion? Is everyone who has the temerity to disagree with you deluded?

      “Maggie was hardly working class.” And you call me ‘ill-informed’? She was brought up in a small grocer’s, living above the shop which her father ran in a working class area of northern England.

      What has this to do with CLEAR? Are you incapable of any debate except on knee-jerk, tribal lines?

      Bigot would be too gentle a term to apply to you and it would be a complete waste of my time explaining to you why Maggie is the greatest British leader of our generation.

      Peter Reynolds

      April 10, 2013 at 12:08 pm

  8. Peter,a post I agree with. However the lefty haters won’t allow you to have an opinion and will hound you for ever now. Free speech is what they believe in, but only if they agree with it.


    April 10, 2013 at 11:35 am

    • Abuse is the first and last resort of those who would prefer to be on strike and rioting rather than doing a day’s work.

      Peter Reynolds

      April 10, 2013 at 12:10 pm

    • Snap, said that above myself 🙂


      April 17, 2013 at 8:09 pm

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