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Margaret Thatcher
« on: April 08, 2013, 07:05:36 PM »
Sadly she has passed away.  The greatest Prime Minister of all time. 
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Re: Margaret Thatcher
« Reply #2 on: April 08, 2013, 08:04:26 PM »
I admired her when she was in office but when I worked out what she was up to, I changed my mind. She continued the work started by Wilson, systematically destroying British industry and coal and ore extraction. Perhaps it was a requirement of the EU.

Anyway, RIP.
 

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Re: Margaret Thatcher
« Reply #3 on: April 08, 2013, 08:14:19 PM »
OK Saf, but I thought it was Arthur Scargill who destroyed the  coal industry and Red Robbo who destroyed the motor industry.  Wislon was almost certainly a communist agent.
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Re: Margaret Thatcher
« Reply #4 on: April 08, 2013, 08:32:59 PM »
Wilson allowed the unions to run riot. According to is official biography, he sat back while they gained strength and use it irresponsibly. Thatcher used the union power as a front for finally killing off big industry. She also, by encouraging people to borrow money to extend their homes or buy bigger ones when property prices were increasing. When the property market crashed, many lost their equity, homes and jobs.

I could easily believe that Scargill and Thatcher were working together to kill of the coal mining industry. As far as I recall, Red Robbo wasn't a union man. In any case, the unions there were willing to help Thatcher achieve her goals.

She was a very nasty woman.
 

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Re: Margaret Thatcher
« Reply #5 on: April 08, 2013, 08:38:15 PM »
Wow Saf, Thatcher and Scargill working together. Now that is an interesting conspiracy theory!  Am just watching the coverage on CNN..just terrible..CNN seems to have employed a whole bunch of ex BBC lefties.
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Re: Margaret Thatcher
« Reply #6 on: April 08, 2013, 08:39:55 PM »
By 'lefties', do you mean left handed people or people who hold an opinion different from your own?
 

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Re: Margaret Thatcher
« Reply #7 on: April 08, 2013, 08:54:37 PM »
My broad brush definition of lefties is those who have little or no connection with a life in which you have to earn money in the real commercial world.  Typically lefties are in favour of welfare for all paid for from the taxes of hard working people.   They are also strident in trying to ram the bogus concept of "global warming" down people's throats, not to mention homosexual marriage. Just watching the latest on CNN. Tony Benn sprouting a load of coglioni.  Really sickmaking. 
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Re: Margaret Thatcher
« Reply #8 on: April 08, 2013, 09:19:55 PM »
My broad brush definition of lefties is those who have little or no connection with a life in which you have to earn money in the real commercial world.  Typically lefties are in favour of welfare for all paid for from the taxes of hard working people.   They are also strident in trying to ram the bogus concept of "global warming" down people's throats, not to mention homosexual marriage. Just watching the latest on CNN. Tony Benn sprouting a load of coglioni.  Really sickmaking.

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Re: Margaret Thatcher
« Reply #9 on: April 09, 2013, 08:29:22 AM »
Hello TT and others. I've been away but would like to add my own views, if it's not too late.
Your comment about MT being the greatest PM of all time is ludicrous. Before the Falklands, she was polling as the most unpopular PM of all time.
MT was right to stand up the Trade Unions and the EEC, but otherwise she was a disaster. She didn't seem to think Industry was important at all and we all still pay the price for that particular idiocy. I worked in Falmouth in those years and remember 8 out the 10 of the largest Companies retrenching or closing down due to her policies,so many of which were divisive and deeply harmful to the UK.
My late Father attended many meetings with her when she was Minister of Education, and at that stage he was a great admirer. But, when she became PM he was soon talking of her being dangerous, undemocratic and harmful. I watched Geoffrey Howe's resignation speech in the Commons with some joy, as he at last, felt it right to draw the curtain.

I agree with SAF, a very nasty woman indeed ! RIP
 

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Re: Margaret Thatcher
« Reply #10 on: April 09, 2013, 08:52:36 AM »
And TT - your broad brush definition of 'lefties' ? You plonker !
As it happens, I am a 'leftie' and proud of it.
That doesn't mean that I believe in a rampant benefit culture - I don't. Winter fuel allowances, child benefit etc. should be for those on the lowest means only - actually I am stunned that the Tories have been so weak in making benefit cuts. I believe that Folks shouldn't have kids when they can't afford to look after them. So trying to be a 'practical' socialist, IMO a country should only pay the benefits it can afford.
Also IMO, the massive disparity in net incomes which has arisen in the last decades is a really destructive and divisive issue in Society and I hope, that when your soppy Tories get thrown out, as seems inevitable, a new Govt can at last address this scandal.
And by the way, IMO Tony Benn talks more sense in a day than some people like yourself do in a year - as did John Smith, Robin Cook, Roy Jenkins and many many other left thinking people of great intellect and stature.



 

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Re: Margaret Thatcher
« Reply #11 on: April 09, 2013, 09:08:33 AM »
Saf - without agreeing with TT that Wilson was a communist agent, LOL, Wilson did allow Union power to grow in an unrealistic way. Red Robbo didn't destroy the motor industry - that was years and years of weak and short sighted Management in the face of Union power and foolish attitudes. Michael Edwardes (who I met several times), came along and did a much better job of managing BL but it was really too late by then.
What's sickmaking, is Bankers salaries and bonuses, entrenched privilege in Public service, disparities in 'net' incomes and a lack of work for those who want to build a life for themselves, etc. etc.. I always think a roof over your head is a fairly basic commodity and yet we are not organised so that is a reasonably attainable prospect.
MT RIP but ..........
 

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Re: Margaret Thatcher
« Reply #12 on: April 09, 2013, 09:23:37 AM »
And TT - your broad brush definition of 'lefties' ? You plonker !
As it happens, I am a 'leftie' and proud of it.
That doesn't mean that I believe in a rampant benefit culture - I don't. Winter fuel allowances, child benefit etc. should be for those on the lowest means only - actually I am stunned that the Tories have been so weak in making benefit cuts. I believe that Folks shouldn't have kids when they can't afford to look after them. So trying to be a 'practical' socialist, IMO a country should only pay the benefits it can afford.
Also IMO, the massive disparity in net incomes which has arisen in the last decades is a really destructive and divisive issue in Society and I hope, that when your soppy Tories get thrown out, as seems inevitable, a new Govt can at last address this scandal.
And by the way, IMO Tony Benn talks more sense in a day than some people like yourself do in a year - as did John Smith, Robin Cook, Roy Jenkins and many many other left thinking people of great intellect and stature.

I avoid labelling my politic and social opinions as left, right, Socialist or Tory. My opinions have chnaged and developed over the years and I believe what I think is right, irrespective of the political colour of those beliefs.

I used to regard Tony Benn as a dangerous Communist.I don't know whether I have changed or he has but, latterly,I have found myself very much in agreement with what he says.
 

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Re: Margaret Thatcher
« Reply #13 on: April 09, 2013, 12:23:07 PM »
I worked in Falmouth in those years and remember 8 out the 10 of the largest Companies retrenching or closing down

A bit like today :-[
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Former UK Prime Minister Margaret Thatcher passed away on Monday at the age of 87 and with the passing of a historical figure like her, the mechanisms of the media go into full swing as her political legacies are discussed with either passion or loathing (while social media discussed whether or not the etiquette-based courtesy should be better dropped).

Of course, the Thai mainstream also runs its tributes and obituaries. However, when people tuned into the army-owned Channel 5 for the news on the death of Thatcher – they saw this:


A screenshot of a news program on Thailand's Channel 5 showing actress Meryl Streep as former UK Prime Minister Margaret Thatcher instead of the real recently deceased Thatcher. (Picture by Nopadol Prompasit/Facebook)

Yes, this is NOT the late Thatcher but rather US actress Meryl Streep portraying her in the 2011 movie The Iron Lady. After one viewer snapped a screenshot of this and posted it on Facebook, a flood of schadenfreude was poured onto Channel 5 by Thai netizens.

Obviously, this was the result of a quick Google picture search and taking the next best picture that showed up. But it does beg the question whether or not this will be the last time that a TV newsroom will make such a (admittedly hilarious) mistake and confuse the real world figures with the actors playing them – we probably can expect to see future mix-ups like Hellen Mirren as Queen Elizabeth II or Morgan Freeman as Nelson Mandela!

But let’s not go too hard on the Thai media. The BBC had a howler of its own on Monday afternoon:


Screenshot of BBC blunder announcing Margaret Thatcher had died of a 'strike'. Pic via @heardinlondon, Twitter.

P.S.: One could argue that a picture shown on CNN with Thatcher standing next to late BBC personality and now notorious Jimmy Saville isn’t much better either…


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Re: Margaret Thatcher
« Reply #15 on: April 09, 2013, 06:02:47 PM »
I have just been checking the newspapers and saw all the details regarding the street parties.  What a disgusting, degenerate scurvy crew.
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Re: Taiwan TV shows queen in reports on Thatcher death
« Reply #16 on: April 09, 2013, 07:02:07 PM »
TAIPEI, Taiwan (AP) — A Taiwanese news station has apologized for airing footage of Queen Elizabeth II while reporting the death of former British Prime Minister Margaret Thatcher.

   

CTi Cable flashed a headline of “Margaret Thatcher Dies of Stroke” and showed two clips of the queen shaking hands with the public. The station apologized Monday night after viewers criticized the station for failing to distinguish between the women.


People gather during a 'party' to celebrate the death of former British Prime Minister Margaret Thatcher in London, on April 8

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But let’s not go too hard on the Thai media. The BBC had a howler of its own on Monday afternoon:


Screenshot of BBC blunder announcing Margaret Thatcher had died of a 'strike'. Pic via @heardinlondon, Twitter.


She was "stricken by a cerebrovascular accident" (stroke), blood circulation in her brain refused to work. So, it wasn't a blunder to say she had died of a strike.
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Re: Margaret Thatcher
« Reply #18 on: April 09, 2013, 07:35:38 PM »
I have just been checking the newspapers and saw all the details regarding the street parties.  What a disgusting, degenerate scurvy crew.

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Re: Margaret Thatcher
« Reply #19 on: April 09, 2013, 07:44:35 PM »
I have just been checking the newspapers and saw all the details regarding the street parties.  What a disgusting, degenerate scurvy crew.

I agree, you really gotta feel sorry for all the degeneration she caused people to undergo, feel sorry for all these middle-class who became poor, and most of all feel sorry for those who can't enjoy life anymore, because they're forced to keep on multiplying their fortunes now. ;)
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Re: Margaret Thatcher
« Reply #20 on: April 09, 2013, 09:11:28 PM »
Hi again TT.
Just seen your comments about the 'Street Parties'............
(I didn't understand the replies of Johnnie and Saf).
IMO, if criminal acts are committed during the partying, those responsible should be prosecuted - end of.
But they should be allowed to party if they choose to, bad taste or not.
Unfortunately, in the UK now, (MT helped to create what we have), there are some sections of society reflecting the divisive nature of her Government. In a way, part of her legacy ?
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Re: 'Ding Dong! The Witch Is Dead' could reach number one
« Reply #21 on: April 10, 2013, 12:38:38 PM »
Lady Thatcher’s death could propel The Wizard Of Oz track "Ding Dong! The Witch Is Dead to the top of the charts.



Those who saw her death as a cause for celebration have prompted a download surge for the track.

Within 24 hours of the former Prime Minister’s death, the song had risen to number 9 in the iTunes best-sellers chart. It reached number 2 on the Amazon singles download chart.

Sales figures for Monday, released by the Official Charts Company, showed that the song had already made it to number 54 in the rundown used by Radio 1.

It is expected to climb higher as a result of a Facebook campaign being set up to encourage sales.

Another performance of the song by Ella Fitzgerald stood at 146 in the Official Chart and one by the Munchkins is at 183. If sales of the three versions had been combined it would be selling strongly enough to be at number 40.

The Facebook group, encouraging people to download the "Witch" song to get it to number one, already had 664 members and was originally set up back in July 2007. The song was written by EY Harburg and composed by Harold Arlen and featured in the 1939 film The Wizard of Oz.

A song specifically written to attack Lady Thatcher, "Tramp The Dirt Down" by Elvis Costello, also rose to 79 on the iTunes chart.

Respect MP George Galloway tweeted the title of the 1988 song, which includes the lyrics: “When they finally put you in the ground, they’ll stand there laughing and tramp the dirt down.”

Entrepreneurial fashion outlets were quick to cash in on the death. One boutique in Shoreditch, east London, placed T-shirts featuring Warhol-style portraits of Lady Thatcher in its window.

The Redbubble online clothing store was selling black and white T-shirts featuring a stark portrait of the politician with the word “DEAD” below, for £15.

However there appears to be a limit to the public appetite for all things Thatcher-related. A peak-time BBC1 90-minute obituary, narrated by Andrew Marr and broadcast on Monday night, attracted fewer than 3 million viewers. News bulletins providing blanket coverage of the death failed to record a viewing rise.

Britain’s first female Prime Minister Margaret Thatcher died at the Ritz hotel in London on Monday following a stroke. She was 87.

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Re: Margaret Thatcher
« Reply #22 on: April 10, 2013, 01:13:19 PM »
The Wicked Witch Is Dead
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Re: police fear Thatcher funeral may turn into security nightmare
« Reply #23 on: April 10, 2013, 02:14:36 PM »
Fears of civil disorder in capital as plans are revealed for partially state-funded ceremonial funeral. Meanwhile lawyers warn against pre-emptive arrests as police scan social media to identify likely protesters



Police officers are monitoring social media, internet forums and BlackBerry messaging networks in the expectation that Margaret Thatcher's funeral procession next Wednesday will be targeted by protesters.

The possibility of demonstrations during the funeral has raised concerns that police may adopt the controversial tactic of making pre-emptive arrests.

Plans appear to be under way for different groups to demonstrate during the funeral, and to hold celebrations around the country on the same day.

Police concerns have been fuelled by the impromptu street parties which broke out on Monday evening in Leeds, Bristol, Brixton, Liverpool and Glasgow – some of which resulted in arrests after clashes with officers.

Police and security-service planning for Baroness Thatcher's funeral has been under way for three and a half years. Officers will probably be required to line the route from the Houses of Parliament to St Paul's Cathedral to make sure that the cortège is not stopped.

The protests present a logistical headache for the Metropolitan Police, whose officers will have to make sure the procession is not disrupted while respecting the public's right to voice an opinion on one of Britain's most divisive politicians.

A Met spokesman said: "London's police, the MPS, City of London and British Transport Police are working together to deliver a security operation for Baroness Thatcher's funeral. Given the nature of the event, our operation will use of a range of appropriate tactics." The Met's first large-scale challenge is likely to be handling anti-Thatcher protests this Saturday evening in Trafalgar Square – a part of London associated with the moment the former Prime Minister's power began to crumble as poll tax protests turned violent.

The Met has made "pre-emptive" arrests in recent years after gathering intelligence about high-profile demonstrations – most notably before the Royal Wedding in 2011. Scores of people were detained in its run-up.

Some of those arrested took their case to the High Court which ruled that, on the facts of the individual cases, the arrests were lawful. An appeal is set to take place this summer. At the time of the original case one of the arguments police used to justify the arrests was that they aimed to protect minority protesters from angry crowds.

Daniel, a 26-year-old from south London who was at Monday night's Brixton protest and is helping to organise something similar for Saturday evening, told The Independent: "There's never been an event with such a publicity run-up. At Brixton, the samba band and a sound system just turned up. Something similar will happen on Saturday. People will come and there'll be a few portable sound systems there."

He believed protests would only turn violent if the police tried to stop people voicing their opinion. "It would be unwise of the police to come down hard," he said. "Even a heavy police presence will provoke a reaction."

The legislation that allows for pre-emptive arrests is narrow and human rights lawyers have warned against any pre-funeral sweeps.

Michael Oswald, from Bhatt Murphy solicitors, which represented 15 people who were arrested during the Royal Wedding, said: "There must be a concern that the events that took place in Bristol and Brixton will be used by the police to justify the kind of tactics that were seen in the run-up to and during the Royal Wedding.

"Whatever one thinks about the rights and wrongs of protesting during a funeral, the law protects people's freedom to voice their opinions publicly in a peaceful manner."

Politicians from across the political spectrum urged members of the public who disliked Lady Thatcher or her politics to show restraint. Tony Blair said: "Even if you disagree with someone very strongly – particularly at the moment of their passing – you should show some respect." When asked if he was worried there would be similar celebrations when he dies, he said: "When you decide, you divide. I think she would be pretty philosophical about it and I hope I will be too."

The Tory MP Conor Burns, a regular visitor of Lady Thatcher, said she would have been pleased by the reaction. "Funnily enough the parties that we're seeing, the things in some of these mining communities and those young people opening the champagne in Glasgow – they're a remarkable tribute to her," he said.

"I remember telling her about the TUC Congress selling the Thatcher 'death party packs'. She said the fact that they felt so strongly about her more than 20 years after she left Downing Street was a tribute to the fact she had done something in politics rather than simply been someone."

Martin McGuinness, Northern Ireland's Deputy First Minister, said people should "resist celebrating", adding: "She was not a peacemaker but it is a mistake to allow her death to poison our minds."

Former miners in Easington, Co Durham, will mark the 20 years since their pit closed with a party on the day of her funeral. Alan Cummings, chairman of the Durham Miners' Association, said the timing of the events was "remarkable" and "one of those quirks", adding: "She couldn't be cremated on a better day."

He added: "We are inviting ex-miners and their families to go back over their memories of the strike and what has happened since the closure of the pit. I couldn't stand her. She had a very patronising manner and I could have put my foot through the television whenever I saw her on there.

"We opposed and hated everything she did. She has wrecked thousands and thousands of lives so, no, it's not in poor taste. We can understand why people are happy and rejoicing that she has gone because they remember these communities have never recovered."



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Re: Margaret Thatcher
« Reply #24 on: April 10, 2013, 04:16:09 PM »
Personally, I think  that any criticism of Baroness Thatcher is two notches above Lese Majeste.
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Re: Margaret Thatcher ♦ Calls made for Trafalgar Square statue
« Reply #25 on: April 10, 2013, 04:28:53 PM »

Calls for a statue of Lady Thatcher to be erected on the empty fourth plinth of Trafalgar Square were criticised by Falklands veteran Simon Weston, who warned it could become a target for protests.

Commander John Muxworthy, a Lt Commander on the SS Canberra during the Falklands War, said there should be a permanent public memorial, and that it should be next to Nelson "to recognise that she was at the heart of the nation".

Ukip leader Nigel Farage and Lord Tebbit also said they were in favour. Mr Weston said a statue would be "fitting" but he warned of the "reaction of the foolhardy".

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Re: Margaret Thatcher
« Reply #26 on: April 10, 2013, 04:32:00 PM »
Two notches ? That many ?
Enjoyed your divisive cartoon and Thaiga's 'Rust in peace' LOL
Though I am definitely not a Maggie supporter, I have been surprised at the widespread delight on her demise.
But the rioters are just criminals - nothing at all to do with the left or socialism.
I'm not in favour of a statue in Trafalgar Square btw.
 

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Re: Margaret Thatcher
« Reply #27 on: April 10, 2013, 04:51:28 PM »

But the rioters are just criminals - nothing at all to do with the left or socialism.


But Roger, they are your Fellow Travellers.
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Re: Lefties spewing bile about Lady Thatcher
« Reply #28 on: April 10, 2013, 09:15:27 PM »
Crawling out of the woodwork, the old Lefties spewing bile about Lady Thatcher

In the short time since Lady Thatcher’s death, critics, enemies and former opponents have poured out a relentless stream of vitriol about her. Here is a selection which reflects poorly on the authors:

STEVE BELL: The Guardian cartoonist showed Mrs Thatcher in a burning tomb saying: 'Why is this pit still open?' Her words, a reference to the coal mines which closed in the 1980s, are delivered to a weeping David Cameron and George Osborne. His trademark is to draw Mr Cameron with a condom on his head and Mr Osborne in bondage gear. A third wailing figure resembles Cabinet Minister Oliver Letwin.

By his signature on the cartoon, Bell wrote 'after Gustave Doré' – the 19th-century French artist who illustrated Dante's masterpiece of the Middle Ages, The Divine Comedy, which begins with the Inferno, a description of his journey through Hell.


Steve Bell's controversial cartoon about Margaret Thatcher's death

THE COMMENTS FOR T/T

ANNE SCARGILL: Ex-wife of former NUM leader Arthur Scargill, said: 'She was intent on smashing the trade unions and in it she smashed the country.

'She called us the enemy within. There was only one enemy within and that was her.

'When you think about what's happened yesterday I know it's probably not good but I was really really happy…that woman caused us such distress and upset and here we were fighting for survival, not for a wage increase, and she's just smashed our communities and the woman she what… she weren't a woman she was evil.'

DEREK HATTON: The former Liverpool councillor said: 'The issue isn't about whether she is dead. I regret for the sake of millions of people that she was ever born.'

'She promoted a form of greed in business that we've never known before and it's continued ever since. She actually changed the whole face of this country in a way, that you know, people wouldn't have even anticipated.

'Even her successors got away with murder, literally, for example Blair in Iraq, that they wouldn't have got away with had it not been for what she did.'

ALAN CUMMINGS: The chairman of Durham Miners' Association, said the timing of the events, on the 20th anniversary of their pit closing, was 'remarkable' and 'one of those quirks'.

He said: 'She couldn't be cremated on a better day. We are planning to have a colliery band and we are inviting ex-miners and their families to go back over their memories of the strike and what has happened since the closure of the pit. I couldn't stand her. She had a very patronising manner and I could have put my foot through the television whenever I saw her on there.'

MORRISSEY: The singer tweeted: 'Every move she made was charged by negativity; she destroyed the British manufacturing industry, she hated the miners, she hated the arts, she hated the Irish Freedom Fighters and allowed them to die, she hated the English poor and did nothing at all to help them, she hated Greenpeace and environmental protectionists, she was the only European political leader who opposed a ban on the ivory trade, she had no wit and no warmth and even her own cabinet booted her out.'

JOEY BARTON: The footballer posted: 'I'd say RIP Maggie but it wouldn't be true. If heaven exists that old witch won't be there.'

KEN LOACH: The film director said: 'How should we honour her? Let's privatise her funeral. Put it out to competitive tender and accept the cheapest bid. It's what she would have wanted.'

FRANKIE BOYLE: The comedian tweeted: 'All that Thatcher achieved was to ensure that people living in Garbage Camps a hundred years from now will think that Hitler was a woman.'

IRVINE WELSH: The author wrote: 'So, if u take out Orgreave, destroying communities, Belgrano/Falklands, Hillsborough, protecting nonces, child poverty, Pinochet, she was ok.'

PETER TATCHELL: The gay rights activist tweeted: 'Thatcher was an autocrat. She suppressed miners, civil liberties, inner cities, local government & #LGBT [Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual and Transgender people]

RUSSELL BRAND: The comedian, in an article in Huffington Post, said: 'If you behave like there's no such thing as society, in the end there isn't. Her death must be sad for the handful of people she was nice to and the rich people who got richer under her stewardship. It isn't sad for anyone else. There are pangs of nostalgia, yes, because for me she's all tied up with Hi-De-Hi and Speak and Spell and Blockbusters and “follow the bear”.'

ANDY KERSHAW: The former Radio 1 DJ tweeted: 'She was uncaring about the disadvantaged and counted Chile dictator Augusto Pinochet and Jimmy Savile among her friends. To Thatcher, Nelson Mandela was another terrorist. The discord she brought to this country is still deafening.'

MARK STEEL: The comedian wrote: 'What a terrible shame – that it wasn't 87 years earlier.'

ROSS NOBLE: The comedian tweeted: 'Bloody typical that Thatcher dies when I am in  Australia. I hate to miss a good street party.'

ALEX CALLINICOS: Professor of European Studies at King's College, London, and member of the Central Committee of the Socialist Workers Party, he said: 'Murder was Thatcher's business. Sometimes the murder was metaphorical – of industries and communities. It still destroyed people's lives. Sometimes the murder was real. Thatcher over-saw the ongoing dirty war in Ireland.'

ERNESTO ALBERTO ALONSO: The president of the National Committee of Argentine Falklands Veterans said: 'She will be remembered as a leader who brought nothing positive to humanity.'

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Re: Margaret Thatcher
« Reply #29 on: April 10, 2013, 10:26:13 PM »
TT. Those I referred to, earlier, are just as likely to be your fellow travelers, as mine. Maybe more likely.
And Thaiga, these quotes just posted, are not all necessarily old Lefties. Just some of those who disliked Thatcher.
E.g. Joey Barton, Russel Brand - 'old lefties' ? (Who cares what they think anyway?)
Mrs Thatcher had her Admirers and her Detractors, across the political spectrum.
Personally I deplore the gratuitous unkindness now she has passed - they wouldn't have said it to her face I think !
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