MAY BE THATCHER?

Before starting this blog, I have to clarify that whilst I do have my own view on many political issues, I am always swayed by my individual beliefs and objectives and not because of an allegiance to any political party, when I am formulating my personal opinions about the subject.  I will almost always agree with and if necessary, support a representative from any political alliance if they are arguing for the same outcome of a situation that I want to see happen.  Their personal political allegiance will not be a concern of mine.

In fact, I cannot understand the mentality of people who go through life believing that everything about the party they embrace is always right and people who are not of their political persuasion or the members of all other political parties are always wrong.  I am absolutely amazed at such single-mindedness, yet it is rife beyond belief, especially during many political discussions.

I am not a political animal but I do like to make an observation from time to time when the opportunity arises, as it did a few days ago when I was searching for Jokes to use in the FUN TIME section of Solar Solves next RFQ flier update.

Before mentioning what I found I should perhaps say that, like most people, I am frustrated at how the UK government and Prime Minister Mrs Theresa May in particular, is handling BREXIT.  It seems to me; she is ignoring the fact that the deal she negotiated is not popular or good enough to get the required number of votes to be accepted.  Mrs May is not stupid, she knows her deal is short on support but she is determined to get her deal through by sheer doggedness and perseverance.  Whilst pretending to be re-negotiating she has no intention of changing anything about the deal.  The lady will continue to present exactly the same deal to parliament as she has already submitted.  She has said so on a number of occasions, so I am not pontificating or spouting ‘hot air’, I am merely recounting facts. I assume that she expects everyone to surrender to her tenacity eventually so that she ultimately gets her own way and it is her prerogative to do so.

At the moment Mrs May is displaying an excellent case of single-mindedness, she is a politician and that is what politicians do, for lots of different reasons I guess.

So, now to my research, which is copied from the pages of a book entitled GREAT BRITISH WIT by Rosemary Jarski, published in 2005 by Ebury Press.  That is 14 years ago and the quotes below are likely to be between 30 and 45 years old.

In the Politics and Society section there is a sub section entitled MARGARET THATCHER containing quotes about The Iron Lady made by well-known people, including Mrs Thatcher herself.  Here are a few.

‘I often compare Margaret Thatcher with Florence Nightingale… a lady with a lamp.  Unfortunately, it is a blowlamp.’   Denis Healey.

‘The Prime Minister tells us she has given the French President a piece of her mind, not a gift I would receive with enthusiasm.’   Denis Healey.

‘I admire her but it’s like sitting next to electricity.’  Robert Runcie, (Archbishop of Canterbury).

‘In politics, if you want anything said, ask a man; if you want anything done, ask a woman.’  Margaret Thatcher.

‘I always cheer up immensely if a political attack is particularly wounding because I think, well, if they attack me personally, it means they have not a single political argument left.’   Margaret Thatcher.      

‘If it is once again one against 48, then I am sorry for the 48.’   Margaret Thatcher.

‘I am extraordinarily patient, provided I get my own way in the end.’   Margaret Thatcher.  

On a number of occasions in the past Mrs Theresa May has been likened to Margaret Thatcher and I can see why.  It seems that with the passing of time – nothing much changes in politics!