Here’s an exchange between readers in the comments column of this article in the Guardian:
@MMTRocks – Thatcher was elected because the country could see the chaos and corruption of Scargill and the Left. That is a fact. Can you even begin to imagine where this country would have been? Do you honestly think the mines would still be open? The Labour councils could not even bury our dead. And now you suggest an end to free-market economics. Please let us know of a successful working model so we can see how it’s done.
@brijl92 – Clearly you haven’t buried any of your dead lately. In strike-free Britain, in a Tory run area, it took me a fortnight to do so!
And that was pretty standard.
In our area of France, you know, that lefty dysfunctional state the Tories love to hate …. 3 to 4 days.
Hat-tip to Kathryn Edwards