Thursday, June 08, 2017
Thatcher: Nemesis Of The Left - "No Such Thing As Society."
The left have faced one Nemesis in the last 50 years in this country: Margaret Thatcher. She was often wrong on the small things but seldom on the large as she attempted, with a fair degree of success, to undo the damage perpetrated by generations of liberal left thinking against the backcloth of a society in almost as bad a state as ours is today.
The left have wilfully misquoted what she had to say about society by disingenuously removing it from its context.
'This quote is often taken out of context. She was talking about money and spending on good causes. What she really meant was "there is no such bank account as society". If you say "society should pay for... " what you actually mean is that people, via tax, should pay for... . It is unfair to take the exact phrasing of a sentence in an interview, as opposed to a pre-prepared speech wantonly taken out of context.'