الاثنين، 9 يناير، 2017
Big, classless, shared
Image copyright Getty Images Theresa May has set out her vision for a “shared society” in which the state has a role in helping people who are struggling to get by. It marks the latest attempt by a Conservative leader to spell out what society should, or should not, be.
"No such thing"? Image copyright PA Image caption Margaret Thatcher"s remark about society was one of her most famous In a 1987 interview with Woman"s Own magazine, Margaret Thatcher said there was “no such thing as society”, and that line went on to become one of her most famous.
It has been much debated over the years, with critics seeing it as evidence of a heartless approach where needy individuals are left to fend for themselves.
But Thatcher"s supporters complain the quote is taken out of context, and in her memoirs the former PM said it had been “distorted beyond recognition”.
More recently, polling has found that while a strong majority of people disagreed with the “no such thing” line i..