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Posted 13 April 2013 - 07:43 AM

Margaret Thatcher died during the week, and it has promoted mixed reactions. Conservatives have mourned her death, while people whose communities were destroyed by her policies have celebrated.

The political circumstances have even affected the BBC. Opponents of Thatcher have managed to get the song "Ding Dong The Witch Is Dead" (from the 1939 film The Wizard of Oz) to number three on the British charts, which BBC Radio 1 has refused to play in full on their weekly chart show.
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Posted 13 April 2013 - 10:28 AM

View PostBam, on 13 April 2013 - 07:43 AM, said:

The political circumstances have even affected the BBC. Opponents of Thatcher have managed to get the song "Ding Dong The Witch Is Dead" (from the 1939 film The Wizard of Oz) to number three on the British charts, which BBC Radio 1 has refused to play in full on their weekly chart show.



Which goes totally against her market worshipping philosophy.

On the subject of the British people being slugged 15 million quid to dispose of her carcass, there have also been calls to put her funeral out to tender.
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Posted 13 April 2013 - 02:18 PM

View PostHDMC, on 13 April 2013 - 10:28 AM, said:

On the subject of the British people being slugged 15 million quid to dispose of her carcass, there have also been calls to put her funeral out to tender.


Really "off" HDMC.

But pa-lease, if you are going to be a lefto barbarian, for greater impact for your cause, at least provide a link to the offensive report of such calls.
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Posted 13 April 2013 - 02:34 PM

View Posticey, on 13 April 2013 - 02:18 PM, said:

Really "off" HDMC.

But pa-lease, if you are going to be a lefto barbarian, for greater impact for your cause, at least provide a link to the offensive report of such calls.




too easy



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Minutes after Baroness Thatcher's death was announced, social media exploded with reaction, most of it negative. The charge was led by Respect MP George Galloway, who tweeted "Tramp the dirt down" in reference to Elvis Costello's 1988 song in which he foresaw her death: "When they finally put you in the ground, I'll stand on your grave and tramp the dirt down."

The Facebook site "Is Margaret Thatcher dead yet?" featured a petition to have her funeral put out to private tender, which attracted more than 33,000 signatures. The audience at a performance of the musical Billy Elliot in London's West End were asked to vote on whether the cast should perform the song Merry Christmas Maggie Thatcher, which has lyrics that refer to celebrating her death.

"It was a near unanimous verdict to keep the song in and go ahead. It was an electric show," an audience member said.





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Posted 13 April 2013 - 10:47 PM

View PostHDMC, on 13 April 2013 - 02:34 PM, said:



Thanks for the link to disturbing reports of lefty expressions of hatred. Hatred, along with grave dancing, and no doubt all for a noble and kindly humanitarian cause.
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Posted 14 April 2013 - 07:14 AM

View Posticey, on 13 April 2013 - 10:47 PM, said:

Thanks for the link to disturbing reports of lefty expressions of hatred. Hatred, along with grave dancing, and no doubt all for a noble and kindly humanitarian cause.

Easy to label any as a lefty whose opinion deviates (!) from your own. Ask yourself why so many people in Britain express such loathing for her.
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Posted 14 April 2013 - 08:44 AM

View Posticey, on 13 April 2013 - 10:47 PM, said:

Thanks for the link to disturbing reports of lefty expressions of hatred. Hatred, along with grave dancing, and no doubt all for a noble and kindly humanitarian cause.


You're welcome, Icey.


Here's a link which may give you some idea why these spontaneous celebrations are taking place.


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Who is society? There is no such thing. There are individual men and women, and there are families.

Margaret Thatcher, 1987.

Those words were the black hole at the core of Thatcherism. They revealed the callous autocrat beneath the imperious helmet of hair, the re-tooled teeth and the assiduously poshed-up vowels: Margaret Thatcher believed in a Darwinian struggle for the survival of the fittest. If the losers led lives that were nasty, brutish and short, it was their fault; all you could do was police them. An orgy of corporate greed and private plunder at the expense of ordinary people is her chief political legacy.

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Posted 14 April 2013 - 10:10 AM

View Postscotto, on 14 April 2013 - 07:14 AM, said:

Easy to label any as a lefty whose opinion deviates (!) from your own.


Not at all what I'm doing, though, sure, I'm generalising. I've never accused Roderick (for example) of being a lefty, thogh he has some differing views.

Thatcher was and is despised by the left, wouldn't you agree?


View Postscotto, on 14 April 2013 - 07:14 AM, said:

Ask yourself why so many people in Britain express such loathing for her.


Ask yourself why so many people in Britain express great admiration for her.
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Posted 15 April 2013 - 03:19 AM

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Posted 15 April 2013 - 08:45 AM

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Posted 15 April 2013 - 10:46 AM

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Rumours that there is now a shortage of Guinness in Ireland because of celebratory toasting of her passing are unfounded as extra supplies were accessed as soon as news of her death broke.
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Posted 16 April 2013 - 07:01 AM

View Posticey, on 14 April 2013 - 10:10 AM, said:

Thatcher was and is despised by the left, wouldn't you agree?

Yes. And for good reason, wouldn't you agree?
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Posted 16 April 2013 - 07:26 AM

View PostBam, on 16 April 2013 - 07:01 AM, said:

Yes. And for good reason, wouldn't you agree?

'Not to him. Icey is bang up for stomping on the necks of the poor.
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Posted 16 April 2013 - 08:20 PM

View PostRoderick, on 15 April 2013 - 08:45 AM, said:

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That's one of the best illustrations I've ever seen!
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Posted 16 April 2013 - 10:29 PM

View Postscotto, on 16 April 2013 - 08:20 PM, said:

That's one of the best illustrations I've ever seen!


I don't know whether "best" is appropriate Scotto. More like "depressing", I'd have thought.

"Who is society? There is no such thing. There are individual men and women, and there are families."

This dogma has taken hold right through most of the western world. Gordon Gekko is alive and well due to politicians such as Thatcher, and media barons such as Merde-och.

Young people in Australia think that it was always this good. It wasn't. And the party is coming to an end, no matter who forms the next Government.

The choice to be made is whether or not we repeat the failed Thatcher experiment, whereby the rich get richer and we hope some loose change falls out of their pockets.
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Posted 18 April 2013 - 01:15 AM

View PostHDMC, on 16 April 2013 - 10:29 PM, said:

"Who is society? There is no such thing. There are individual men and women, and there are families."


I confess to not examining original context (assuming this is a Thatcher quote), but in the absence of possible context, would happily argue the case.
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Posted 18 April 2013 - 04:43 PM

View Posticey, on 18 April 2013 - 01:15 AM, said:

I confess to not examining original context (assuming this is a Thatcher quote), but in the absence of possible context, would happily argue the case.

It's a quite alright. I'm thinking she got it from Ayn Rand.
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