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Not so.Originally Posted by polgara;1061700433[B
As I understand it, Thatcher did some very serious damage to the manufacturing base in the UK in order to make London the financial center of Europe. There were a lot of workers who lost their jobs because of this economic shift. And it's currently causing the UK a lot of problems since they no longer have the manufacturing base that is now leaving China and going back to more developed countries for more advanced types of manufacturing, such as the US.
This is why there were people in the UK who drank a bottle of champagne at news of her death.
So it would be more accurate to say that Margaret Thatcher was respected by the people of Britain - except for those who didn't. And most of those lost their jobs because of her policies, and her policies have come back to bite the UK.
Also, we need to legalize recreational drugs and prostitution.
Considering Michelle "batcrazy" Bachmann, and Newt "the hypocrit" Gingrich were there.. then I think it was wise that basically no world leaders were present... Talk about stinking up the place... frankly a disgrace and insult to the memory of Maggie Thatcher
"A few hours after Margaret Thatcher's death on Monday, the snarling deadbeats of the British underclass were gleefully rampaging through the streets of Brixton in South London, scaling the marquee of the local fleapit and hanging a banner announcing, "THE BITCH IS DEAD."
Amazingly, they managed to spell all four words correctly. By Friday, "Ding Dong! The Witch Is Dead", from The Wizard of Oz, was the Number One download at Amazon UK.
Mrs. Thatcher would have enjoyed all this. Her former speechwriter John O'Sullivan recalls how, some years after leaving office, she arrived to address a small group at an English seaside resort to be greeted by enraged lefties chanting "Thatcher Thatcher Thatcher! Fascist Fascist Fascist!" She turned to her aide and cooed, "Oh, doesn't it make you feel nostalgic?"
She was said to be delighted to hear that a concession stand at last year's Trades Union Congress was doing a brisk business in "Thatcher Death Party Packs", almost a quarter-century after her departure from office.
Of course, it would have been asking too much of Britain's torpid left to rouse themselves to do anything more than sing a few songs and smash a few windows. In The Wizard of Oz, the witch is struck down at the height of her powers by Dorothy's shack descending from Kansas to relieve the Munchkins of their torments.
By comparison, Britain's Moochkins were unable to bring the house down: Mrs Thatcher died in her bed at the Ritz at a grand old age. Useless as they are, British Socialists were at one point capable of writing their own anti-Thatcher singalongs rather than lazily appropriating Judy Garland blockbusters from MGM's back catalogue. I recall in the late Eighties being at the National Theatre in London and watching the crowd go wild over Adrian Mitchell's showstopper, "F**k-Off Friday", a song about union workers getting their redundancy notices at the end of the week, culminating with the lines:
"I can't wait for
That great day when
Comes to Number Ten."
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