Thatcher’s policies condemned for causing “unjust premature death”

Owen Jones goes into the massive economic damage caused by Thatcher and the effect it has had on those affected in his book, ‘Chavs’. He also believes that this was deliberate, as does the Guardian columnist, Seumas Milne, in his collection of pieces ‘The Revenge of History’. Unfortunately, this report will in all probably simply be dismissed by the very people, who should read it. The Tories and their counterparts across the Atlantic have the attitude an active hostility to academics, and will no doubt present this as an other example of the entrenched interests of Left-wing academics disconnected from reality and pretending to know better than good, right-thinking Tories. Such as Daily Mail and Telegraph columnists.

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The following may be old news to some of you but it just got to me, so I’m publicising it:

“Public health experts from Durham University have denounced the impact of Margaret Thatcher’s policies on the wellbeing of the British public in new research which examines social inequality in the 1980s.

“The study, which looked at over 70 existing research papers, concludes that as a result of unnecessary unemployment, welfare cuts and damaging housing policies, the former prime minister’s legacy includes the unnecessary and unjust premature death of many British citizens, together with a substantial and continuing burden of suffering and loss of well-being.

“The research shows that there was a massive increase in income inequality under Baroness Thatcher – the richest 0.01 per cent of society had 28 times the mean national average income in 1978 but 70 times the average in 1990, and UK poverty rates went up from 6.7…

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