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    Wow, there's awesome-ness in your piece of writing.

    You've really put some thought and effort in coming up with comparisons between "The Iron Lady" and "The Iron Fist".

    Quote Originally Posted by scroobal View Post
    Both were formidable
    Both had their own way
    Both became well known part of World polticis

    She went to Oxford and he went to Cambridge
    She destroyed the unions and he made the unions his prostitutes
    She had a bitter hate love relations with the press and he made the press his bitch
    She privatised public companies to increase performance and he did the same but got his family and associates to run it
    She regularly held her meet-the-people sessions over 32 years and he delegated to his fellow MPs
    She left No 10 as she found it and he never left the Istana
    She never had any family members occupying public office but he did the opposite
    She and Reagan had a close working relationship and he thought he too had the same relationship
    She fought a war for her country but he his defence budget to the GDP was twice as much
    She was called the "Iron Lady" and he was called the "Autocrat"
    She demanded and he dictated
    She was admired and he was grudgingly respected
    She handled dissent and he never allowed dissent
    She was a big fish in a big pond and he thought he knew about the fish and the pond
    She was dealing with Gorbachev to end the Cold war and he failed with Myanmar
    She built a legacy for her nation and he built a legacy for double digit GDP growth

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    Quote Originally Posted by halsey02 View Post
    But he argued that, the people 60% voted for him fairly? ( remember, some never even went to the ballot box)!! Will his enemies, & haters, out number those who admire & adore him, when he GO!?
    But Thatcher loves dictators. She liked Suharto too

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    already up lorry....nothing can/will change the past.....look forward..

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    Quote Originally Posted by steffychun View Post
    But Thatcher loves dictators. She liked Suharto too
    Not forgetting Augustine Pinochet.

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    Quote Originally Posted by steffychun View Post
    But Thatcher loves dictators. She liked Suharto too
    The Iron Lady also liked The Iron Fist (a.k.a. LKY)

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    One dead and maybe respected! The other not too dead but everybody wish him dead!
    Eliminate Tyranny! Restore Democracy!

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    Quote Originally Posted by steffychun View Post
    But Thatcher loves dictators. She liked Suharto too
    LKY also admired Suharto, don't know how much but he did alot of business with Suharto.

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    Quote Originally Posted by johnny333 View Post
    Under LKY true unions did not exist. NTUC is nothing more than another PAP organisation.
    How does NTUC come into the picture?
    simple! majority workers in SG paid union fee say $9.00/month x numbers of workers xx = million $ monthly
    x number of years x interest = x monopoly in the business today with our workers money NTUC has grown
    into a Giant, investing in other businesses...insurance, undertaker, supermart, taxis, education, financial biz...etc!!

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    Quote Originally Posted by johnny333 View Post
    LKY also admired Suharto, don't know how much but he did alot of business with Suharto.
    Without the dirty money from Indon businessmen parked here, do you honestly think Sinkieland would grow that rich?

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    It looks like Thatcher is getting a hard time from her countrymen and women even in death.

    Riots in Brixton and Glasgow and Bristol and some very unflattering comments about her legacy.
    This clip from the BBC website is typical of the divisive sentiment she stirred when she was Prime Minister.

    http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/uk-politics-22070623

    I'm also hearing that her funeral is going to cost around £10 million (spent mostly for security and mostly paid for by the British tax payer).

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    Quote Originally Posted by THE_CHANSTER View Post
    It looks like Thatcher is getting a hard time from her countrymen and women even in death.

    Riots in Brixton and Glasgow and Bristol and some very unflattering comments about her legacy.
    This clip from the BBC website is typical of the divisive sentiment she stirred when she was Prime Minister.

    http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/uk-politics-22070623

    I'm also hearing that her funeral is going to cost around £10 million (spent mostly for security and mostly paid for by the British tax payer).
    imagine Singapore when old man really goes

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    both had their own way of doing things, except harry is a racist ruler who practiced elitism and nepotism and stifled dissent.

    She was good for industry, so well done Mrs T, cheers to you.

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    Default Re: How does Lee Kuan Yew compare with Margaret Thatcher?

    Difference? Still waiting for the old toad to croak his last ...

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    Quote Originally Posted by refulgence View Post
    Difference? Still waiting for the old toad to croak his last ...
    The YUM SENG from the throats of Singaporeans at the death of that smear of shit on sole of shoe LKY will be
    a sonic tsunami that will be heard all over the world.
    WORK TO THROW OUT ALL THOSE MOTHERFUCKERS MAGGOTS IN WHITE IN 2016 SO THEY CAN NO LONGER FUCK AND SUCK US OF OUR MONEY INTO LKY STINKING STINKAPORE SOVEREIGN FUND AND THEIR GROTESQUE SALARIES.


    PRAY THAT LKY GO EAT JOSS STICKS AND CANDLE WAX SOON.
    AND THE ENTIRE PAP BASED ON GREED AND SELF INTEREST AND SCUMS OF SOCIETY WILL IMPLODE INTO AN ORGY OF FRONT STABBING AND BACK STABBING AS THEY TRY TO KILL FIRST BEFORE GETTING KILLED THEMSELVES


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    Quote Originally Posted by Kuailan View Post
    How does NTUC come into the picture?
    simple! majority workers in SG paid union fee say $9.00/month x numbers of workers xx = million $ monthly
    x number of years x interest = x monopoly in the business today with our workers money NTUC has grown
    into a Giant, investing in other businesses...insurance, undertaker, supermart, taxis, education, financial biz...etc!!

    Are these workers entitled to discounts at NTUC supermarkets

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    Quote Originally Posted by andyfisher View Post
    both had their own way of doing things, except harry is a racist ruler who practiced elitism and nepotism and stifled dissent.

    She was good for industry, so well done Mrs T, cheers to you.
    Er...

    She crushed the unions and left entire communities in misery for a generation, even to this day. There was no retraining for them, no program to redevelop the areas economically even after the North Sea oil windfall revenues came in - they were really believer in the neo-liberalism that would go on to infect most of the world. And her government did some tweaking so that most of these people went onto the disabilities benefit lists which to this day there are still on and claiming benefits.

    In fairness, big state socialism started by Atlee/Labour had passed its expiry date and the entire nation was suffering.

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    Quote Originally Posted by lesMISERABLES View Post
    IMHO I proffer the following:

    Lee Kuan Yew

    World's best paid politician taking into account of the volume and depth of work involved

    Most revered leader in a city-state of 700 square kilometres

    Credited for developing a pea-sized country into a developed nation


    Margaret Thatcher

    First and only woman prime minister of the 20th century

    Not as well-paid as LKY. In addition her volume and depth of work involved is N-times that of LKY's

    A very controversial leader in a country of 244,000 square kilometres

    Credited for strengthening the British economy and the stature of the UK in Europe
    Thatcher ran a country. KY was a caretaker for his foreign masters.
    2-in-Quote
    “Mr Lee Kuan Yew kept on repeating how he built up this country and how much he has stored in the reserves. That is the tragedy of the man. For all his intelligence, he does not possess the wisdom of life.
    .... he destroys the very legacy that he so desperately desires to establish.”
    "PAP IB Kanina has vouched that there is nothing wrong or against the law to have 2dollar company CEO running big time projects. LHL must be paid 1 dollar a year with no bonus and no allowances."

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    One knows how to bow out gracefully even in death, while the other is corrupting the earth and wasting oxygen.

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    Default Re: How does Lee Kuan Yew compare with Margaret Thatcher?

    h
    [QUOTE=sammyman;1494305]How to even compare immortal with a mere mortal like Thatcher??

    Everyone has his or her own dark secrets and dark spot..

    For Lee kuan Yew, i cannot forgive him for keeping one Dr Lim interned for some over 20 years on an island..He just decimate a good doctor life for his politcal gain..

    He has to pay for it...

    Overall, his skill, intelligence and vision brings us out of our slump..I give credit..
    overall..only a B+

    His son LHL ...D-....no qualms abt that...he brings us down the last 5 years .....obessed with GDP growth figures to outshine his dad. selfish clown...( he just did his clowning act last week in Washington )



    We ought to petition to have him resign..for the better for Singapore...
    Last edited by blissquek; 11-04-2013 at 05:10 AM.

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    Thatcher never wanted to defend the Falklands-was pressured to do so. LKY never wanted to be part of Malaysia.

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