Monday, 8 April 2013

We are all Thatcher's children - RIP Mother

As Andrew Marr said in his marvellous History of Modern Britain TV series:
[Hers was]...the most extraordinary and nation-changing Prime Ministership in British history.

Margaret Thatcher was a woman who made mistakes, who could be harsh, who bullied people - close to her, and people she'd never met. But she took a country that had lost faith in itself, and she gave it a long and repeated slapping, and left it stronger, richer and more self-confident than when she came in.

In many ways she defines the country we still live in today today. We're none of us, regardless of our ages, Harold Wilson's children. Or Edward Heath's children. Or John Major's. Or Tony Blair's. We are all, like it or not, rebel or not, the children of Margaret Thatcher.

RIP Margaret Hilda Thatcher, Baroness Thatcher, LG, OM, PC, FRS, née Roberts (13th October 1925 – 8th April 2013), the longest-serving Prime Minister of the United Kingdom in the 20th century, and the only woman ever to have held the post.


  1. I know she was hated by a lot of people, especially in the UK. But I still can't believe that "Ding Dong, The Witch Is Dead" entered the UK i-tunes top 40 yesterday after the news...

  2. Go figure - just found out that this is "thanks" to some bloody F***book campaign! Classy.

    1. Sick.

      As The Daily Mash puts it, so accurately:

      "Thousands of people under 35 are rejoicing at the demise of a woman they once read about.

      Following Lady Thatcher’s death, people who want to look impressively ‘political’ are acting like they remember Thatcher as something other than a vague abstract concept of evil."

      Read more


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    1. Her genuine "enemies" such as Tony Benn, Neil Kinnock, even Ken Livingstone, have been polite but implacable in their rejection of her legacy - well they would, wouldn't they? - but this shitty "mob rule" behaviour by the country's shiftless benighted "yoof" just makes my flesh creep. Same as the recent riots, it's a case of "look at me, I'm so streetwise" and "let's see if we can ramp this up so we can shoplift some trainers and rough up the police". If she was alive and still compus mentis, she'd have sent in the army. Jx

  4. She would have - and rightfully so!


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