Margaret Thatcher had no particular animus against the average Latin American military dictatorship. So long as the lideres maximales confined themselves to the workaday torture and execution of leftists and strict implementation of Chicago School economics, they could always count on her enthusiastic support. Continue reading
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Return to the Falklands
Riots, union bashing, privatisation, attacks on our public services – just like Tory Governments of old. Now the Coalition seems determined to emulate Thatcher in foreign policy as well.
As the thirtieth anniversary of the Falklands War approaches, the UK Government is ratcheting up the tension with Argentina. It has sent a nuclear submarine — yes, a submarine armed with nuclear warheads — to the Islands, along with a warship destroyer armed with the latest hi-tech Sea Viper aircraft. Continue reading