Wednesday 30 December 2009
Thatcher and Immigration
Thatcher has to be commended for her staunch resistance to Communism, her defiance over the Falklands and for facing down the Comintern controlled British trades unions during WW3, the Cold War.
Yet all the work she did in the national interest was undone and destroyed by her singing the Single European Act in 1987 that began the process of fully integrating Europe into a European Union and her policy of privatising the British state industries in order to globalise the British economy as part of her Free Market Neo-Liberalist ideology.
British Petroleum was privatised in stages in October 1979, September 1983 and November 1987; British Aerospace in January 1981 and 1985; the government share in British Sugar in July 1981; Cable and Wireless in November 1981; Amersham International and National Freight Corporation in February 1982; Britoil in November 1982 and August 1985; Associated British Ports in February 1983; Jaguar in July 1984; British Telecom in November 1984; the National Bus Company in October 1986; British Gas in December 1986; British Airways in February 1987; the Royal Ordnance in April 1987; Rolls-Royce in May 1987; the British Airports Authority in July 1987; the Rover Group in August 1988; British Steel in December 1988; the Regional Water Authorities in November 1989; Girobank in July 1990; and the National Grid in December 1990.
In 1983 Thatcher also broke up and privatised British Shipbuilders, which had been amalgamated and nationalised by Callaghan in 1977 in the lean times following the 1973 oil crisis, and which still employed 86,000 people building naval and commercial vessels, many in the north-east of England.Few of the privatised shipyards subsequently survived competition against East Asian cheap labour, with the single largest private sector group, BVT, now employing a fraction of the nationalised group's number, just over 7,000 people working on Navy contracts in the Clyde and Portsmouth yards.
The process of privatisation, especially the preparation of nationalised industries for privatisation, was associated with marked improvements in performance, particularly in terms of labour productivity. But it is not clear how far this can be attributed to the merits of privatisation itself. The "productivity miracle" observed in British industry under Thatcher was achieved not so much by increasing the overall productivity of labour as by reducing workforces and increasing unemployment
In other words the Thatcher miracle was built upon ;
1) Cheap and plentiful North Seal oil and the currency flow it created
2) Throwing British workers on the dole in order to lower wages in order for the UK to compete in the global economy
3) The short term financial boost from selling off the nations assets to the private sector.
There was no miracle.
It was simply luck, callousness and cunning.
On immigration she did NOTHING to stop the flood of immigrants into the UK and by signing the SEA in 1987 she commenced the process that led to Eastern European workers being allowed to work in the UK as they part of the EU.
Those who venerate her, venerate a false idol.
She was a nationalist who destroyed her own nation.
She dismantled and sold off the nations silver and turned us into the wage slaves of mammon and the international money markets.
She did nothing to stop immigration or seek to prevent the immigration invasion.
Margaret Thatcher complained bitterly in private about the numbers of immigrants coming to Britain from south Asia, saying they were being given council houses at the expense of "white citizens", it was disclosed today.
Papers released to the National Archives at Kew, west London, under the 30-year rule cast fresh light on the former Prime Minister's attitude towards race and immigration.
She also never