"The Labour supporters always seem to forget that Thatcher spent the Eighties righting the disaster left by the previous Labour government."
Labour were only in office for 5 years, from 1974 to 1979. Do you think in 5 years Labour single-handedly "destroyed" Britain?
As for sorting out the mess. The Conservatives said there was no new money for the railways - they must be privatized! After privatization, subsidies to the railways more than TRIPLED! That's how that "mess" was sorted out - by fooling the public that privatization worked when it was actually huge taxpayer subsidies.
Labour are being attacked again, but the real criticism levelled against Labour since 1997 is that it's been another Tory party.
As for the energy crisis - it hasn't happened yet! It's a bit soon to start digging our graves.
New power plants ARE being built, including coal ones. Two links here:
I don't support any political party, by the way. And if others did the same, we might all be better off - we might stop swallowing political propaganda and attacking each other. For the last 30 years, the unemployed have been blamed for this country's problems. Personally, I blame them for the financial crisis. Politicians keep us fighting each other to keep us distracted.
The only entities that don't care who wins the next election are the big corporations - or, rather, the CEOs of big corporations. Because that's who the politicians really work for.