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Thread #167108   Message #4026283
Posted By: Iains
04-Jan-20 - 06:07 AM
Thread Name: BS: US war with Iran begins
Subject: RE: BS: US war with Iran begins
Overseas hubris is a time-honoured way of getting yourself re-elected. It worked for Thatcher. Really??????

Thatcher was elected in May 1979 with a majority of 43
The Falklands conflict to retake a British Dependency was from ?2 April 14 June 1982(With the accession of the United Kingdom to the European Communities in 1973, the Falkland Islands Dependencies became one of the EU Overseas Countries and Territories under the Treaty of Rome, a status upheld by all subsequent EU treaties.) (Good to see our french allies selling exocets to the enemy!)
Thatcher re elected 9th June 1983 with a landslide majority.
Thatcher re elected 11th June 1987. Another landslide.

Hardly hubris but most assuredly due to success in thrashing unions,and success in foreign relations and with the economy.
I suspect only your goodself would describe you as an educationalist, others would apply more honest descriptors.