Monday, 8 February 2010


My quote of the week is not so much the original but how it has been paraphrased.

In 1976 Margaret Thatcher sat down to an interview for Thames TV, during which she said "...and Socialist governments traditionally do make a financial mess. They [socialists] always run out of other people's money. It's quite a characteristic of them."

I use this paraphrase every now and again, when my Socialist brother is in ear-shot!

"The trouble with socialism is that eventually you run out of other people's money."

I have a great respect for Lady Thatcher, and I do wonder what she must be thinking has happened to the Party which she led for many years. It seems to have gone off the rails.

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