People who blame Thatcher for everything seem to block out the fact that she was elected three times. A fairly sure indication that she was carrying out the will of the people. So why not just heap your scorn on the electorate? She was serving the nation.
The left vote was hugely split between Labour and the Liberal/SDP alliance.
Some of the strongest pro-Capitalist views come out of people who were forced to live under Communism until the revolutions across Europe in the late 1980s that ultimately led to the fall of the USSR.
That's understandable - I don't think we who didn't go through that can quite understand how despicable Communism was as lived by the ordinary person, how restrictive, how crushing, how grim. It's no wonder Capitalism is seen as a great thing, embodying freedom, choice, self-reliance and less Government.
What's missing from that is the fact that Capitalism no more has all the answers for how society should live and organise itself than Communism did. It might be a better system, but it still has great flaws and we've seen since 2007/8 in close-up just how bad some of those flaws are.
Capitalism itself doesn't solve all the problems but it gives people a chance to come up with better solutions. Someone succeeds in it, someone doesn't. It's natural -- people are unequal, inequality is what moves mankind forward. Thatcher knew it.
Unfortunately modern day Europe is not capitalistic at all, it's poisoned with socialism (has been for quite a while) and infected with millions of social parasites. Moreover, European bureaucracy deliberately multiplies the number of freeloaders who, in turn, happily vote for muppets like Hollande. Vicious circle that none of today's political dwarfs is able or willing to break. Thatcher did it 30 years ago.
Socialism is a great thing.
Communism is not, I agree. You're basically saying they are both the same thing.
The problem with conservatives is that they have this blinkered view that everyone in the left takes and never gives which is BS.
Saying inequality is a good thing is like saying the disabled are inferior to the able-bodied.