Tag Archive for Margaret Thatcher

The virtuosity of individualism

Conventional wisdom dictates that individualism is a destructive force which has enraptured and degraded our society. According to leftist orthodoxy it manifested itself in our culture with Thatcherism and rampant consumerism and has infected the “selfish” millennial generation, the only explanation for their worrying right-wing tendencies. Conventional wisdom is, as is so often the case, quite wrong. I…

Thatcher, Blair and Beauty Pageants – moving mainstream politics

Dan Hannan’s recent Telegraph piece described how Classical Liberal ideas have become part of mainstream UK politics over the course of a generation. It seems apparent that through Thatcher, and arguably continued via Blair, that the case for private enterprise providing services previously run by government has become mainstream. From my perspective as a GP…

“The Witch” is dead

This appeared by the train tracks on the Royal Marine Commando building in Bermondsey shortly after Thatcher’s death. It’s an indication of much seating there is on London commuter trains that it took this long to photograph this graffiti. Trains may have improved under privatisation but there are plenty problems still. Each of those problems…

Where there is error, may we bring truth.

Memories of Thatcher’s time

Like all human beings Margaret Thatcher was a mixture of good and bad. And her time in government was (by her own account) a mixture of success and failure. The failure to prevent the increase (not “cut” – increase) in government spending in 1979 (by accepting the government sector pay agreements of the out going…