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Great Prime Ministers (UK and Australia)

Post by tonyp » 05 Jan 2020, 10:14

Five of them
Bob Hawke
Winston Churchill
Robert Menzies
Margaret Thatcher
Clement Attlee
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Post by bristleposh » 05 Jan 2020, 11:03

Winston Churchill
Margaret Thatcher
William Pitt the Younger
Lord Melbourne
Alex Douglas-Home
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Re: Great Prime Ministers (UK and Australia)

Post by DoubleRay » 05 Jan 2020, 13:34

I'm not picking self serving prime ministers. None were "great".

Here's my list of the WORST.
Thatcher
Thatcher
Thatcher
Cameron
Boris

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Post by White G » 05 Jan 2020, 16:18

Australian Prime Ministers are pretty irrelevant to us here. It's hard to find any good UK Prime Ministers in the last century, most have either been warlords, crooks or halfwits. I guess we all have to thank the PMs who introduced the NHS and adequate social housing for workers, both seeing living standards improve significantly. Since then however, the housing market has become a joke & the NHS is looking like it'll go soon too.

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Post by bristleposh » 05 Jan 2020, 19:02

All the social care twaddle, this is why the country is in such a mess. Environmentalists have caused a lot of the Worlds woes, on the Somerset levels Environmentalists have pushed the local councils into not dredging the rivers because of damage to the river banks for the benefit of wildlife. The result, massive floods. In Australia the environmentalists have stopped the locals from burning breaks during the winter, the result the fires we are seeing today where the fires can’t be stopped.
Something needs to be done to stop global warming but leaving it in the hands of wishy washy liberals is not the answer. Strong leadership from people like Trump and Johnson or in the past Thatcher and Churchill showed this. We’d all be speaking German now if it wasn’t for Winston, we would have lost the Falkands if it weren’t for Thatcher
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Post by DoubleRay » 05 Jan 2020, 19:31

bristleposh wrote:
05 Jan 2020, 19:02
All the social care twaddle, this is why the country is in such a mess.........
I don't think you can blame old age pensioners. Perhaps you are advocating euthanasia or perhaps doing away with the NHS?
Either way that's a strange comment.

Anyway, of the G7 group of large, developed economies, UK healthcare spending per person is the second lowest.

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Post by trevormans » 05 Jan 2020, 21:39

Neither trump nor johnson are capable of strong leadership

Narcissism is not strong leadership

The Falklands only needed to be retrieved because of thatchers incompetence in the first place

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Post by bristleposh » 05 Jan 2020, 21:50

If only Wycliffe were still posting there’d be four anti-Thatcherites living in a Kinnock wonderland. Johnson won an election because the alternative was dire. Always has been you can either vote in favour of prosperity or vote to sell your children’s inheritance down the Swanee.
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Post by Brianposh » 05 Jan 2020, 21:52

Margaret Thatcher ? The most wonderful woman to ever live in this great Country of ours. A modern day wonder woman.
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Post by tonyp » 05 Jan 2020, 22:00

DoubleRay wrote:
05 Jan 2020, 13:34
I'm not picking self serving prime ministers. None were "great".

Here's my list of the WORST.
Thatcher
Thatcher
Thatcher
Cameron
Boris
Here's my list of the worst
James Callaghan
Gordon Brown
Anthony Eden
Paul Keating
Billy McMahon
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Re: Great Prime Ministers (UK and Australia)

Post by DoubleRay » 06 Jan 2020, 12:02

I'm a bit nonchalant with Australian prime minister's to say the least.

Apart from the odd redneck I have always regarded Australia as a classless society. That's not a bad thing.

As far as UK pm's go I can honestly say that none have done me any favours. That goes for Labour and Tory.

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Post by Brianposh » 06 Jan 2020, 15:55

DoubleRay wrote:
06 Jan 2020, 12:02
I'm a bit nonchalant with Australian prime minister's to say the least.

Apart from the odd redneck I have always regarded Australia as a classless society. That's not a bad thing.

As far as UK pm's go I can honestly say that none have done me any favours. That goes for Labour and Tory.
Perhaps you should have emigrated to Australia...…………...if you pass the entrance rules.
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Post by Gaz_Miller » 07 Jan 2020, 08:40

Thatcher is the most evil woman to ever walk this planet.

She started modern day Britain where everybody became selfish individuals who would **** on their neighbour to make personal gain. A racist like Johnson would never have got into power pre-Thatcher years.

Thatcher began the dark days & now Johnson will complete it.
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Post by bristleposh » 07 Jan 2020, 09:31

Gaz_Miller wrote:
07 Jan 2020, 08:40
Thatcher is the most evil woman to ever walk this planet.

She started modern day Britain where everybody became selfish individuals who would **** on their neighbour to make personal gain. A racist like Johnson would never have got into power pre-Thatcher years.

Thatcher began the dark days & now Johnson will complete it.
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Re: Great Prime Ministers (UK and Australia)

Post by trevormans » 07 Jan 2020, 12:59

I think that less than half of the country were impressed by her

seldom has there been a pm so divisive, and so much of her legacy, though there may have been some benefits, has been a curse on this country.

those least in need of support benefitted the most, and her time nurtured a culture of greed and short-termism

also Posh did not do well when she was PM!

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