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Tories Left Liverpool To Rot.
I’m still coming to terms with the “shock” revelation that the Tories planned to abandon Liverpool during the 1980s.
The only shock here is that anyone is shocked.
In the first five years of the 1980s, the Tories presided over my home city and 50,000 vital manufacturing jobs were lost.
School-leavers were told to get out of town, unemployed 40-year-olds told they’d never work again, inward investment stagnated, the city council’s funding was hammered and crime soared.
It was reckless neglect, part of an ideological war against its perceived enemies that Tories do very well.
Ask the miners.
Liverpool was left to go into freefall as a warning to other cities about what could happen if your council became too bolshie or your unions took a stand.
Under Thatcher, if you were One of Us, you were fine.
If not, you were another word beginning with ‘F’.
( Brian Reade )

The British People Were Not Given The NHS, They Earned It.
I don’t know what they teach them at Eton, but no Prime Minister has ever known less about British history than David Cameron.

Cameron once praised the United States for fighting alongside us during the Battle of Britain.
He was thinking of a Ben Affleck movie.
So it is little wonder that Cameron does not understand how the National Health Service came into being in 1948.
Free health care was a direct response to a people who gave everything during six years of war.
By 1945 the voluntary hospitals that existed before the war had become part of a national emergency service.
After six years of suffering and sacrifice, after the loss of all those fathers, sons and husbands who would never come home, there could be no going back to making the sick carry a begging bowl – not if this was to be a land fit for heroes.
The British people were not given the NHS, Mr Cameron.
They earned it.
( Tony Parsons )

The Greatest Mass Murderer In History.
The 20th Century witnessed death and slaughter on an unprecedented scale.
It was the century of the Holocaust and two World Wars.
Communist, Nazi, Fascist and military dictators killed more than 100 million people.
Mao Zedong, 1949 – 1976, China’s so-called ‘Great Helmsman’ was in fact the greatest mass murderer in history.
Most of his 60 million victims were his fellow Chinese, murdered as ‘Landlords’ after the communist takeover, starved in his misnamed ‘Great Leap Forward’ of 1958 – 1961, or killed and tortured in labour camps in the Cultural Revolution of the Sixties.
Mao’s rule, with its economic mismanagement and continual political upheavals, also spelled poverty for most of China’s untold millions.
Joseph Stalin, 1929 – 1953, was responsible for the deaths of 40 million people in the Soviet Union.
Stalin imposed a deliberate famine on Ukraine, killed millions of the wealthier peasants as he forced them off their land, and purged his own party, shooting thousands and sending millions more to work as slaves and perish in the Gulag.

Adolf Hitler, 1933 – 1945, was responsible for the deaths of 30 million people.
The horror of Hitler’s dictatorship lies in the uniqueness of his most notorious crime, the Holocaust, which stands alone in the annals of inhuman cruelty.
It was carried out under the cover of World War Two.
The war ended up costing millions of lives, leaving Europe devastated.

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