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SYMBOLISM | På partikonferensen 1975 dammade Magaret Thatcher symboliskt bort socialismen med en turkos dammvippa.

Enligt The Daily Telegraph fick hon dammvippan av ”a member of the audience at the Conservative Party Conference”.

Talet var ideologiskt och retoriskt skickligt uppbyggt. Dessutom hade det en rad roliga poänger som gick hem i församlingen.

Här är ett litet utdrag:

The economic challenge has been debated at length in this hall.

Last week it gave rise to the usual scenes of cordial brotherly strife.

Day after day the comrades called one another far from comradely names, and occasionally, when they remembered, they called us names too.

Some of them, for example, suggested that I criticised Britain when I was overseas. They are wrong.

It wasn’t Britain I was criticising. It was-Socialism.  

And I will go on criticising Socialism, and opposing Socialism because it is bad for Britain—and Britain and Socialism are not the same thing.

As long as I have health and strength, they never will be.

Läs mer: Talet kan läsas i sin helhet på Margaret Thacher Foundation.

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