Margaret Thatcher was not a nice person! She was almost like a Communist Dictator, if anyone got in her way or criticised her, she removed them. Not like by killing, but destroy that part of govt.She removed the council of London. She openly hated trains and so did not spend any money on transport, or hospitals or loads! So basically after 18 years, the country is still trying to repair what she did. Damaging stuff
One lovely thing she did, was create this law in the 80s....
Prohibition on promoting homosexuality by teaching or by publishing material.
(1) The following section shall be inserted after section 2 of the [1986 c. 10.] Local Government Act 1986 (prohibition of political publicity)
2A. (1) A local authority shall not
(a) intentionally promote homosexuality or publish material with the intention of promoting homosexuality;
(b) promote the teaching in any maintained school of the acceptability of homosexuality as a pretended family relationship.
(2) Nothing in subsection (1) above shall be taken to prohibit the doing of anything for the purpose of treating or preventing the spread of disease.
(3) In any proceedings in connection with the application of this section a court shall draw such inferences as to the intention of the local authority as may reasonably be drawn from the evidence before it.
(4) In subsection (1)(b) above "maintained school" means,
(a) in England and Wales, a county school, voluntary school, nursery school or special school, within the meaning of the Education Act 1944; and
(b) in Scotland, a public school, nursery school or special school, within the meaning of the Education (Scotland) Act 1980.
(2) This section shall come into force at the end of the period of two months beginning with the day on which this Act is passed.
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It describes this law as "promoting homosexuality". What this means is that in schools anything to do with gay people can not be taught. Education does not mean promotion. That is Bush's view on sex education, educating means people have knowledge.
The most horrific part of this law is that if a 14 year old boy went to teaches for being bullied or was depressed, they can not council him or advise him in school, they would have to send him to a person someplace! My dad teaches in a university and this law affects them there!
The law is against human rights and most people want this overturned, sadly there is a lot of 90 year old thatcher cronies in the houses of parliament though still. They got though changing the age of conscent to 16 in the end though, though them, but this law much change. It is sick!
Forbidding teaching about people, it makes me sick.
I first talked about this law in my comments weeks ago here
There is no Gay Straight Alliences or any gay clubs in high schools or anything.
Thatcher made loads of horrific laws like this about various things, and left the country in such a dreadful state.
She is around again, crawling out from under her rock. If people do not vote for her friend to be leader of her old party, then the UK will definitly become a "diaster" apparnetly. I wish she would shut up and stop suddenly appearint on media every 5 years to make her views about something.