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    • CommentAuthorroadscum
    • CommentTimeApr 8th 2013
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    @vandalhandle: Pure coincidence i'm sure.

    Anyone in the London area fancy going for a little commemorative drink up when they burn her earthly remains? Myself, i would like that.
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      CommentAuthorTF
    • CommentTimeApr 8th 2013 edited
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    Laurie Penny is tweeting from a street party where they're handing out milk.

    Not entirely sure if she's joking
    • CommentAuthorroadscum
    • CommentTimeApr 8th 2013
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    @TF: Full of inoffensive middle class artsy types, according to some reports.


    I'm more interested in a bunch of bitter old gits in a pub somewhere, watching the funeral on the widescreen telly and grumbling into their pints.

    Cos that's the way i rock!
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      CommentAuthorcity creed
    • CommentTimeApr 8th 2013
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    Glasgow's George Square Thatcher Death Party, despite being years in the planning, was also a bit of a damp squib - police presence will put a downer on the Rod Stewart singalongs. Reassuringly, on my walk home I saw three or four independent and apparently spontaneous firework displays which felt suitably bombastic.
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    Meanwhile, Hell celebrates its first female ruler...
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    Damn, I swore I wouldn't join in...
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      CommentAuthorTF
    • CommentTimeApr 8th 2013
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    Family legend states that my great aunt was the first head teacher in London to hand out free milk to students back in the 1920s. SHE IS NOW AVENGED!!
    • CommentAuthorOddcult
    • CommentTimeApr 9th 2013
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    She was sadly missed in Brighton.
    • CommentAuthorOddcult
    • CommentTimeApr 9th 2013
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    In 1984.
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      CommentAuthorTF
    • CommentTimeApr 9th 2013
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    Morrissey: ‘Thatcher Was a Terror Without an Atom of Humanity’

    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. She gave the order to blow up The Belgrano even though it was outside of the Malvinas Exclusion Zone—and was sailing AWAY from the islands! When the young Argentinean boys aboard The Belgrano had suffered a most appalling and unjust death, Thatcher gave the thumbs-up sign for the British press.

    Iron? No. Barbaric? Yes. She hated feminists even though it was largely due to the progression of the women's movement that the British people allowed themselves to accept that a prime minister could actually be female. But because of Thatcher, there will never again be another woman in power in British politics, and rather than opening that particular door for other women, she closed it.

    Thatcher will only be fondly remembered by sentimentalists who did not suffer under her leadership, but the majority of British working people have forgotten her already, and the people of Argentina will be celebrating her death. As a matter of recorded fact, Thatcher was a terror without an atom of humanity.

    MORRISSEY.
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    • CommentAuthorFlabyo
    • CommentTimeApr 9th 2013
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    The corner shop owner near me has papered their front window with the Daily Mails 'saviour of Britain' cover.

    Now I know Guildford is Tory, but this little bit of it is pretty much Liberal Democrat, so I wouldn't be surprised if she got tutted at quite a bit today...

    I'm already so very bored of the rolling news coverage about it now. I'm very much in the 'already forgotten about her' camp, I was still at school when she got the boot.
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      CommentAuthorInternaut
    • CommentTimeApr 9th 2013
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    Ding Dong! The Witch Is Dead enters download chart top 40 following Margaret Thatcher’s death


    Article
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    Now I know Guildford is Tory, but this little bit of it is pretty much Liberal Democrat,


    Same fucking thing these days
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      CommentAuthorInternaut
    • CommentTimeApr 9th 2013
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    @JP Caprenter: I keep thinking we will hit some kind of perceived Liberal/ Actually incredibly conservative horizon line, where people will have epiphanies and realize that what they thought was liberal and progressive was actually barely right of center all along.

    Here's 4Chan's send off.
    IRON LADY
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    For those who need additional musical accompaniment to mark Thatcher's passing, here are Billy Bragg, Morrissey, The Specials, and other British musicians.
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      CommentAuthorTF
    • CommentTimeApr 9th 2013 edited
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    @Internaut That's brilliant
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      CommentAuthorFoamhead
    • CommentTimeApr 9th 2013
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    @ Miranda's Eyes: Jesus...Steve fucking Wright introducing Billy Bragg.

    That playlist kind of reminded me of Red Wedge. Did the world mellow since those days or me?