Report Ask The Chancellors in House prices and the economy Posted March 30, 2010 · Edited March 30, 2010 by douggggy The problem was that the jobs that were lost were the equivilent of the public sector non-jobs today. Jobs digging coal out of the ground when the world wanted gas, jobs making iron and steel when the world was awash with the stuff produced at half the cost overseas. Jobs in overmanned factories producing badly built cars that nobody wanted. All dependent upon massive and similarly unaffordable subsidies. So was it Thatcher's fault the jobs were lost, or was it the fault of her predecessors who tried to ignore reality. If Cammeron wins no doubt he'll go down as the new Thatcher: hated in the north for the unemployment he inflicted on the region. Is it his fault that Brown created a massive army of non-jobbers the country can't afford? he`ll be hated whatever he does because the BBC and Max Clifford will tell us that he is hated... if the blessed Margaret didn`t exist would we all be still driving Morris Marinas now? can we have have innovation without reward?