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Margaret Thatcher urged ‘abandon Liverpool to managed decline’

by | 30th, December 2011

DID Margaret Thatcher like Liverpool? Those around her didn’t. In the wake of the Toxteth Riots, Margaret Thatcher was secretly urged to abandon Liverpool to a fate of “managed decline”, according to official papers made public for the first time today. Senior ministers in Thatcher’s Conservative government urged her not to waste public money on the “stony ground” of Merseyside, suggesting it would be like “trying to make water flow uphill”.

The riots in Toxteth followed the year’s earlier Brixton

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