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Irony Of Theresa May’s Embarrassment, Margaret Thatcher Had A Landslide 34 Years & 1 DAY Ago!

hjby Anura Guruge

June 8, 2017 vs June 9, 1983.

What a difference.

June 9, 1983 with Margaret Thatcher.

I voted, for her, in this election, in Harpenden, Herts.

Click to ENLARGE and admire here. From Wikipedia: en.wikipedia.org/wiki/United_Kingdom_general_election,_1983

June 8, 2017 with Theresa May.

Though eligible to vote, I did NOT because the U.K.
does not have a good mail-in balloting scheme.

Click to ENLARGE and admire here. From Wikipedia: en.wikipedia.org/wiki/United_Kingdom_general_election,_2017

Quite a difference. Maggie walked away with 397 seats. May has 317. That is a 80-seat difference.

To be fair Maggie had the BRILLIANT Falkland Island victory to bouy her.

Wonder if Theresa gave the June 9th date any thought when she called the election for June 8.

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by Anura Guruge

The Falkland Islands By A 98% Margin Vote To Stay British. Warmed The Cockles Of My Heart. Ah! The 1982 Falklands War.


Anura Guruge

Click to access CNN coverage with video.

Click to access CNN coverage with video.

For those of us who were in Britain, the Falkland’s War of 1982 was a very big, emotional deal. We so rooted for our Task Force and so bummed with the bloody frogs (even though my parents were living in Paris) for supplying the enemy with Exocet missiles. I was Customer Support Manager for ITT (UK) at the time and did a lot of driving from one customer site to another. I was glued to the news. So wanted to make sure we won. And what a party we threw the night we won. What a victory. It was a great time.