SEEN IT ALL BEFORE..THE CIRCLE OF POLITICS!
Seems to me politics in the UK AND SCOTLAND are on a forty year circle of life OR DEATH.
As I look around today I am reminded of the late seventies/ early eighties. Inflation is on the rise, strikes are very common and the cost of living is spiralling.
Despite the similarities, things are very different. The reason they are different is because of what happened all these years ago. Thatcher came to power with the aim of smashing the powers of the Unions. Her plan was carried out over the next decade, initially her plans decimated manufacturing. She rundown the big state owned unionised industries like steel and shipbuilding while turning the economy into a service based economy, all the while boosting huge growth in financial services. Revenues from Scottish oil funded these changes. Unions lost thousands of members and nowadays unions…
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