ISSN (Print) - 0012-9976 | ISSN (Online) - 2349-8846

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Thatcher Miracle in Perspective

had no evidence at all about the secret accounts and that the personal lifestyle of the deposed leaders was quite modest indeed and had been no higher than that of an average skilled worker in West Germany. Moreover, most of'the present ministers have moved over to the same ministerial residences which they once condemned as highly ostentatious. As the early romanticism of the East- West honeymoon in Germany wears out, the bulk of the population in the eastern part will gradually wake up to the reality of a polarised class society which will cer tainly not conform with the dream-world they had been led to visualise. Even a CIA analyst has predicted that unemployment. in East Germany (and Yugoslavia) will climb to 15 to 20 per cent. Such an eventuality will certainly offer wide opportunities for the new left to grow

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