Thatcher's Last Stand Against Socialism: Humorous Video on the Euro, European Politics, and Wealth Creation
Please consider this humorous video of Margaret Thatcher's last House of Commons Speech on November 22, 1990. What Thatcher said then about the Euro, European politics, socialism and wealth creation makes as much sense today as it did then, when she made fools of the opposition in Parliament to much laughter from the conservatives.
Here is a link if the video does not play: Thatcher's Last Stand Against Socialism
The video is quite funny, please play it.
The complete Transcript of Thatcher's Last Stand is well worth a read as well. Here are some pertinent snips on Eurozone, not all of which is in the above video.
Mr. Alan Beith (Berwick-upon-Tweed)
Will the Prime Minister tell us whether she intends to continue her personal fight against a single currency and an independent central bank when she leaves office?
Mr. Dennis Skinner (Bolsover)
No. She is going to be the [central bank] governor. [Laughter.]
The Prime Minister
What a good idea. I had not thought of that. But if I were, there would be no European central bank accountable to no one, least of all national Parliaments. The point of that kind of Europe with a central bank is no democracy, taking powers away from every single Parliament, and having a single currency, a monetary policy and interest rates which take all political power away from us.
As my right hon. Friend the Member for Blaby (Mr. Lawson ) said in his first speech after the proposal for a single currency was made, a single currency is about the politics of Europe, it is about a federal Europe by the back door.
So I shall consider the proposal of the hon. Member for Bolsover (Mr. Skinner). Now where were we? I am enjoying this.
Mr. Michael Carttiss (Great Yarmouth)
Cancel it. You can wipe the floor with these people.
The Prime Minister
Yes, indeed—I was talking about Europe and the socialist ideal of Europe. Not for us the corporatism, socialism and central control. We leave those to the Opposition. Ours is a larger vision of a Community whose member states co-operate with one another more and more closely to the benefit of all.
Are we then to be censured for standing up for a free and open Britain in a free and open Europe? No. Our policies are in tune with the deepest instincts of the British people. We shall win the censure motion, so we shall not be censured for what is thoroughly right. What Thatcher said about the Euro being a "back door" mechanism for transformation of Europe into a socialist nanny state was stunningly correct.
Mike "Mish" Shedlock
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