Wednesday, April 10, 2013

Recommended Reading - Thatch Despatch

I knew Pants would come up with something good, and she has served us well with this piece called Thatch Despatch.


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  1. absolutely.
    In The Gaurdain a nod from novelist Ian McEwan mentions that Thatcher removed the law against putting a long lead on your home landline. Seems like it was The Dark Ages but I know Telecom had that law here.
    Also in the same paper Russell Brand describes seeing Thatcher struggle out of an official car to water roses in a garden near the London law courts. Worth reading for the comments after as well.

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    1. Ann, you would recall the American tv shows where telephones had long cords and people could walk around the room. Not so in Australia where we were tied to the telephone table in the hall with barely a metre of cord.

      Trust the Guardian to turn up an interesting tale.

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  2. Love 'Pants' and am a subscriber. Would love to have a yarn and a drink with her (and your good self) some day.

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    1. Kath, Pants is delightful company, be it over lunch or a drink. I am sure you will be too.

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  3. An interesting read. I'd no idea about the sale of public housing, or the social consequences. Didn't we do something similar here in Victoria at some point?

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    1. FC, we did sell off public housing in the seventies and eighties but they were exactly built in desirable areas. Now selling off the public highrise buildings would be more akin to what happened there and we haven't done that...........yet. We've only built more on the land that surrounds them.

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    2. Hi Andrew

      Thanks for the link!

      Kath, just let us know when you're going to be in Melbourne. Ann O'Dyne, Andrew and I do frequently meet up and I'm sure I speak for all of us when I say we will come from east, west and not far at all to drink with you.

      xxx

      Pants

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    3. I fear I will be overwhelmed by girl presence. Just pour me a stiffie or two and I will be fine.

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  4. Very succinctly put Kath. Even though she was spared (?) the memories, surely there must be a few of her advisors etc. still around to share the blame?

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