Ding dong the Witch is dead

Apparently margaret Thatcher is dead

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08/04/2013 at 12:56

I heard just that Margaret Thatcher is dead, I would never wish harm to anyone but she is the one person where I wish it had happened when she was very much younger. I now don't have any living person that I hate that much

08/04/2013 at 13:01

The BBC news says so

08/04/2013 at 13:02

I'm no fan of hers but that is uncalled for. Best to remain silent imho if you harbour such feelings.

08/04/2013 at 13:04

With you on that Mutley

08/04/2013 at 13:04

Reminds me of one of her speeches "Rejoice Rejoice"

08/04/2013 at 13:05

this tweet sums up my feelings:

"Margaret Thatcher RIP - didn't like her or her politics but a genuine collosus in politics."

 

08/04/2013 at 13:08

A lot of people who lived through her years will be remembering the terrible things she did, and I for one won't miss anything to do with her. A real nasty piece of work

08/04/2013 at 13:10

You're an idiot and you've embarassed yourself.  Well done you.

08/04/2013 at 13:13
Muttley wrote (see)

I'm no fan of hers but that is uncalled for. Best to remain silent imho if you harbour such feelings.

 

Agree with you Muttley.

08/04/2013 at 13:13

rest in peace, then.

08/04/2013 at 13:14

she almost single handedly destroyed much of the social fabric of the UK and her greed led to the deregulation of the banks and City generally - and we are all now suffering the consequences of that.  for those acts alone, she should be despised.

but she made huge strides forward for women in politics and she has to be congratulated for that.

08/04/2013 at 13:18

what she did to the mining and industrial communities (where she didn't have a chance of winning seats) was tantamount to ethnic cleaning 

08/04/2013 at 13:20

I hated her politics and everything she stood for, but if she'd ever shown a shred of humour, or had a less annoying voice, I probably wouldn't have felt so strongly about her. I can't say I'm sorry to hear she's died but I'm certainly not pleased. 

08/04/2013 at 13:21
fat buddha wrote (see)

she almost single handedly destroyed much of the social fabric of the UK and her greed led to the deregulation of the banks and City generally - and we are all now suffering the consequences of that.  for those acts alone, she should be despised.

but she made huge strides forward for women in politics and she has to be congratulated for that.



Interesting perspective.  Deregulation of the banks was something that helped to give us 30 years of generally improved prosperity.  Gordon brown further deregulated because it was helping us so much.  It was people who created the situation we are in now, not Thatcher or Brown.  You want to blame someone, blame sub-prime mortgage lenders in the US, blame corrupt City bankers.  The fact is, nobody has the faintest idea of what Thatcher would have done with the way banks looked in 2000, it wasn't on her watch then.  It was on Brown and Blairs watch that it collapsed, not hers.

 

Tell me about this social fabric that you're missing.  I have no idea what it is. 

08/04/2013 at 13:22

another tweet I like:

"Just heard about the death of Thatcher. Obviously my thoughts and prayers are with Satan and the rest of Hell at this difficult time."

08/04/2013 at 13:23

the poll tax was a mistake.

however, the impact she had on the dismantling of heavy industry in Scotland is greatly overstated. not insignificant, but overstated. often people need a bogeyman to blame for their problems. she was it.

she didn't wake up one morning and decide she didn't like miners/shipbuilders. other factors caused that downfall. she was just the messenger. and she got shot (electorally speaking).

 

08/04/2013 at 13:26
the dude abides wrote (see)

she didn't wake up one morning and decide she didn't like miners/shipbuilders. other factors caused that downfall. she was just the messenger. and she got shot (electorally speaking).

 


So her re-election in 83 and 87 weren't a sign of the support for her actions then ??

Cheerful Dave    pirate
08/04/2013 at 13:28

The BBC website has a link entitled "Live: Baroness Thatcher dies".  Maybe it's pay-per-view?

08/04/2013 at 13:29
RunningInPleasePass wrote (see)
the dude abides wrote (see)

she didn't wake up one morning and decide she didn't like miners/shipbuilders. other factors caused that downfall. she was just the messenger. and she got shot (electorally speaking).

 


So her re-election in 83 and 87 weren't a sign of the support for her actions then ??

in scotland

08/04/2013 at 13:32

Another issue, we were at War with Argentina who sent the Belgrano into our protected zone, it was advised to leave at which point it turned, proving the action to be little more than Sabre rattling, She gave orders to sink this in order to prevent a continued dialogue at the UN. A few hundred recently conscripted people on board no doubt have relatives who will be celebrating. This was as close as it gets to a War crime

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