Is Margaret Thatcher your idol?

First published in Letters

* In reply to Paul Fenton (Penarth Times, March 13).

SORRY Paul, you can't have it both ways. If Margaret Thatcher is your idol you must have approved of the way she treated the miners.

Did you also agree that 'there's no such thing as society' and 'there's nothing wrong with greed'? What about the sinking of the Belgrano?

You wrote that you supported the party of working people, not benefit scroungers. Do you know how to change one of David Cameron's ' decent, hard-working families' into benefit scroungers, overnight?

First, close all the coal mines. This will take the jobs, not just of the miners, but whole communities that depended on their salaries.

Now turn your attention to the public utilities and privatise them. Slash the workforce by half in order to maximise profits for the shareholders. This leaves no way to dredge the Somerset Levels, roll out Broadband to rural communities or quickly restore power after our increasingly violent storms, but what the hell.

Hundreds of people are now chasing each job. They are even expected to work for nothing as 'work experience'.

Personally, the sight of bankers trousering millions of pounds of our money every year because they're worth it, sickens me. Obviously you do not feel the same.

I'll leave you the last word, Paul.

Sue Knight

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