Thatcher legacy not all bad
Sir, – We constantly hear how the Tory Party has always been a disaster for Scotland, and many of the comments are attributed to the toxicity of Maggie Thatcher and the poll tax.
And yet, was it not Thatcher who took on the robber barons of the trades union movement and refused to tolerate the continuation of wildcat strikes and the severe disruption caused to our people and our economy?
Thatcher has been accused of destroying Scotland’s mining and shipbuilding industries when the real villains of the piece were the likes of Scargill and Scanlon.
Their activities made their industries noncompetitive, and untrustworthy, leading to the importation of coal to fuel power stations and decisions by shipowners to send their business to less Bolshie and cost-effective parts of the world.