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Found out my Dad did. All my childhood memories sullied somewhat.
In fact I have Primary School memories of my mam telling me not to bother with Melanie Carter because her parents were Tories.*
*Thatcher was out by then.
Unless you were of voting age during the 70s and lived through that era, you can't possibly say how you would have voted. Lots of decent ordinary working people voted for her- that's exactly how she came to power and is part of teh conundrum about her (since many of her policies had teh pratcial efect of disenfranhising those very same people). So give him a break.
She had an amazing knack of getting peopel top vote against their own economic interests and in getting people to turn their back on solidarity in favour of upward mobility. she promised people a life they never thought they would have been able to have, premised on greed essentially. She was extremely powerful in how she warped the mind of the conuntry (not in the north admittedly, but certainly in the south, midlands and rural areas.)
You were of voting age in the 70s I suppose.
not low, just not very original or funny. Just Royter really.
Lovely Russelll has donated the substantial damages that he won fomr The sun to the Hillsborough justice campaign. What a dude. And he's not a lying spineless cheat either, it seems (well, not whilst with Jemima Khan anyway.)
(I've started reading the Mirror as my 'go-to' news source. Great Critters.)
and how Kinnock and the Labour Party were painted strongly as being about to let the red menace in, too.
I mean, it's hard to really know but I can imagine when people came to vote, the sort of stuff being suggested, about how Kinnock would be swept aside by the commies in the unions and replaced by a Russian puppet, would weigh very heavily on some people. Just read The Fourth Protocol to see the sort of ideas people were dealing with.
you can't possibly say how you would have voted
don't agree with this. you can look at how your voting patterns are influenced by reaction to society, how your parents influenced your voting patterns and extrapolate what it would've done then. probably
"You're being a silly baby"
agree with this.
Good point. However I don't think the OP was even trying to empathise.
I don't think any less of him at all, but he just never seemed the type of person that I would have associated with voting Conservative, let alone Thatcher thrice.
It was a different poltical ladnscape back then. I'm pretty sure my dad voted for Thatcher, and from a constiuency that is a shipbuilding town in the west of scotland. He's still THE BEST person I know.
so chill out.
my Dad probably at every opportunity.
Don't think it's something to call someone out on specifically.
Especially her first time around.
Still, no they didn't. Dogmatic Labourites.
leader of the conservatives. but boy oh golly would my dad have loved to have voted for her. got all dressed up and sad to go to her funeral and all
about collecting minors but my brain's not having it today.
Don't know if he regrets it - but I know the long term legacies of her policies aren't sitting favourably with him.
He never said who he voted for but he hated Thatcher like Damon Albarn hates smiling.
and probably would again, even though they really are the best kind of people. strange.
I can't stand the leftie hysteria that tries to conflate, without concession, the fact that tory voters are evil.
(also, aren't lefties supposed to be opposed to the concept of inherent evil anyway?)
I like saying leftie.
just that voting tory is an evil act. simple!
and like i said they are the best kind of people so i find it strange they do something I think is immoral at a very basic level - doesn't mean I also can't understand why it happens or that I think "less" of them as such.
Loved her. Working class boy turned entrepreneur/ small businessman. Textbook Thatcherite.