Mudcat Café Message Lyrics & Knowledge Personal Pages Record Shop Auction Links Radio & Media Kids Membership Help
The Mudcat Cafeawe

User Name Thread Name Subject Posted
Ringer Obit: Edward Heath (65* d) RE: Obit: Ted Heath, one of the last decent Tories 19 Jul 05

"last of the old good Tories"

Nonsense. The man was out of his depth. Just as Tony Blair is now accused of being a Tory, Grocer Heath was basically a socialist - he believed that more government could solve anything. But it took a real man (in M Thatcher) to turn the country round.

Paradoxically, though he believed the more government the better, he was responsible for the biggest loss of parliamentary sovereignty ever in that he took UK into what is now the EU, whose laws have pre-eminence over the UK's laws. Westminster is now just a rubber-stamp for Brussels.

Difficult not to speak ill of the dead when he's Ted Heath.

Post to this Thread -

Back to the Main Forum Page

By clicking on the User Name, you will requery the forum for that user. You will see everything that he or she has posted with that Mudcat name.

By clicking on the Thread Name, you will be sent to the Forum on that thread as if you selected it from the main Mudcat Forum page.
   * Click on the linked number with * to view the thread split into pages (click "d" for chronologically descending).

By clicking on the Subject, you will also go to the thread as if you selected it from the original Forum page, but also go directly to that particular message.

By clicking on the Date (Posted), you will dig out every message posted that day.

Try it all, you will see.