Hello Bill. Coming from Liverpool (though I don't know if you lived here in the 1980s) you must know that Thatcher's policies closed down countless manufacturing and high employers such as Tate and Lyles, Crawfords - United biscuits, Meccano, British-American tobacco etc and of course the coal mines that some are now advocating re-opening to fuel our own nuclear power stations instead of relying on the Russians controlling fuel prices and wars in the desert to ensure oil is plentiful for the West. At the time Thatcher came to power in 1979 North Sea oil was just coming fully on tap. This was the greatest legacy the country had ever had. Instead of using it to prop up and modernise industries, create new industries, promote education and training, etc, to catapult the country forwards, they used it for unemployment benefits because their half-baked economic theories failed. North Sea oil revenues were squandered. We will also remember she introduced disability living allowance to massage the unemployment figures which were rocketing, now we can't get these people off DLA. You might remember that the award winning 'Boys from the blackstuff' was made during this depressing time and only the Falklands war saved Thatcher for another term then things picked up until the poll tax issue saw her off.
By the way, I agree with everything you say about new labour whom are just like the old tories, it's just that deep down (with their greedy hiding of personal expenses for instance), none of them can be trusted, they're all in it for what they can get out of it.
As for your personal problems regarding your buildings insurance etc, whilst terrible, this was surely known and signed for at the time - were you badly advised? Just like living on a caravan site, you might own the box your living in but the site can put the eminities and utilities fees up at will. For bad land laws see the rest of Europe too - there's enough programmes on Sky about them such as the land grab in Spain where the government can just come along and say we're building a highway through your frint garden and not only that, you're paying for it too. Or in Cyprus where holiday homes were sold to Brits only for returning Greeks and Turks coming back after beingafter the war are now laying claim to the land - possibly rightly after they turfed out off it.
Most of our laws are pretty cosher, maybe not the fact that Prince Charles is the Duchy of Cornwall so all land left intestate (ie. no will) goes to him - that needs sorting out. As for your thread on the criminals and immigration which is another matter - from what i've read, you're spot on, you only have to watch crimewatch.