Wednesday, April 22, 2009

Thatcher, Heath, and Cameron

Mrs Thatcher: an apology | And another thing...

Any man who finds himself on a bus after the age of 30 can count himself a failure.

Tom Harris devotes a blog to saying Thatcher did not say this. Fair enough if she did not say it. I, in fact have never heard it attributed to her.

But Thatcher did little to help public transport, hated railways, and privatized BA.

Look, we are about to face a period of Tory government. The goal is that it does limited harm and that Labour can reconstitute itself to be electable in 4 years time.

Cameron is Heath, not Thatcher.


Unknown said...

My dear fellow, Labour re-elected after 4 years? You have to face at least two decades in the wilderness. The recriminations and infighting are starting already.

Paul Halsall said...

In fact, neither you nor I know the future. All we can do is speculate about scenarios.