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How does Lee Kuan Yew compare with Margaret Thatcher?

Discussion in 'The Courtyard Café' started by lesMISERABLES, Apr 9, 2013.

  1. lesMISERABLES

    lesMISERABLES Alfrescian Old Timer

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    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
     
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    commoner Alfrescian Old Timer

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    she was never the 1st prime minister,,, she was the first primie minister for UK,,,
     
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    Smear of shit on sole of shoe LKY.
    Foaming at the mouth, he DEMANDED the pay unheard of in any other truly democratic countries , that if not given, he would go and corruot himself to his hearts desire.
    At any rate, on top of his pay, he got 600++ BILLIONS of our money into his Stinkapore sovereign funds. Money that all came from the screwing and fucking of all of us.
    LKY IS HATED AND HATED WORSE THAN CHRISTIANS HATE THE DEVIL

    LKY STOLE THE CREDIT FROM OTHERS MUCH MUCH BETTER THAN HIM AND CLAIMED HE DID ALL THAT.
    LKY IS A FUCKING DWARF WHO CANNOT EVEN WIPE HIS OWN BACKSIDE AND DEPENDED ON HIS HIGHLY PAID LACKEYS TO DO ALL THAT
     
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    No comparison.
    LKY would have melted in front of maggie.
    Malaysia would need a PM like Maggie Thatcher.
    She would have kicked the kicked the bummies from their lethargy like what she did the unions. Sold off proton and open the market to cheap imports.
     
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    How to even compare immortal with a mere mortal like Thatcher??
     
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    700/244000 = 0.00286885245901564

    89 (current age LKY) divided by 87 ( Margaret age) = 1.022988505747126

    Therefore, LKY predicted age to up lorry = 89 multiply by 1.022 = 91.0459 :cool:
     
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    ???????????????????????????
     
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    both pro business, hated and destroyed the unions, cannot accept alternative messages and believe ownself to be genius. both are offspring of small business owner.
     
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    Actually to make Britain competitive they have to get rid of the unions.

    Advantages of having a competitive workforce with regards to lower unit labour costs will increase country employment for the future.

    It is all basic macroeconomics. But disadvantages will be short term structural unemployment and unchanged wage rates.

    Very much like Singapore.
     
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    it not always labour cost that dictate whether manufacturing can make $$. german labour cost more expensive than the brits but the german made products are still selling worldwide while major UK manufacturers most closed down. VW, BMW and Mercedes are major automotive manufacturers while non of the UK car industries are still in british hands and have massively scaled down operations. price not everything, quality more important.

    same logic, ah tiong made car very cheap here but most consumers here rather pay more for more quality.
     
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    Under LKY true unions did not exist. NTUC is nothing more than another PAP organisation.
     
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    Very true indeed.
     
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    Another one whom LKY has outlived. :(
     
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    PA is another PAP entity too.
     
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    Margaret Thatcher was a very divisive PM, there is no doubt about that but whilst I did not always agree with her political views, I did admire her patriotism, courage of her conviction and no nonsense approach

    The major difference between LKY and Margaret Thatcher was that the latter was a World figure and stateswoman who influenced many events including the ending of the Cold War, European Union policy and the Falklands Islands conflict.

    Outside of the Singapore bubble, once could argue the former has done nothing.
     
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    Both are neoliberal. But Lee is dictatorial. Thatcher won elections fairly.
     
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    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!?
     
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    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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  20. jw5

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    Fucking ironical coming from you, manipulative kaypohchee bitch Scroobal.


    A long long time ago and in a land far far away
    A boy started a forum for folks to have their say
    It’s meant for the common man a place for all and sundry
    He tried to think of a good name and finally thought of sammy

    A pathetic coward from the elite wanted to say his piece
    Too scared to appear in public this place to him was bliss
    His chosen nick was scroobal a name now known to all
    It would be fine except it didn’t say that he was missing one ball

    He claimed to be a know-it-all and he would name drop daily
    His behaviour as seen by most was that of a manipulative bully
    Arrogance was his forte and he was not beyond deceit
    If you wanted him to like you, you had better lick his feet

    Disagree with him one time and he would never forget you
    Tyrants like him would never allow you to have your point of view
    This piece of shit would sometimes try to talk like the common man
    But if you dared to go against him he would hit you with a ban

    He would later lie about it and claim it was not him
    It’s simply normal for this asshole to think that we are dim
    He has a bunch of elite cronies who would follow him to the end
    This bunch of sycophants insist on keeping their heads in the sand

    Blind to the bullying and manipulation he continues with gutso
    This egoistic charlatan scroobal has really reached a low
    He has no self-awareness his upbringing is in question
    What he needs from the rest of us is to be taught a severe lesson

    He claims to be a defender of the common man but that is pure bullshit
    Just mention anything about those elites and he’s chomping at the bit
    His anger with the men in white may sometimes confuse us
    Most likely he was discarded by them and thrown under the bus

    This manipulative bully still runs the roost but this ditty is for fun
    If you think of trusting him, remember he said “Khaw will not run!”
    If this piece of scroobal shit does not realize he’s a bullying pest
    The rest of us will simply have to think of ways to whip his fucking ass.
     

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