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    • CommentAuthorFlabyo
    • CommentTimeApr 9th 2013
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    The Liberal Democrats are centre right. They're still a fair bit to the left of the tories, at least at council level (which is what I meant when I said my bit of Guildford is LibDem). There aren't really any leftist parties in mainstream UK Politics anymore, and I don't think I'd vote for one even if there was one.

    I'm well aware of what I'm voting for when I vote LibDem.
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      CommentAuthorcity creed
    • CommentTimeApr 9th 2013
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    I'm enjoying the Fox News coverage enormously.

    the willingness of small groups of Britons to publicly mock a longtime national leader hours after her death reflects a British contempt for power and its practitioners that many believe stands in contrast to attitudes in the United States.

    If that's true, it's the best argument against Scottish independence I've seen. Nice to get some recognition for Brand Britain's core values.
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      CommentAuthorFoamhead
    • CommentTimeApr 9th 2013
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    From city creed's Fox News article post:
    While some Britons are comfortable condemning a prime minister they detested, they would not act that way after the death of the queen or a senior royal, said Robert Worcester, an American who founded MORI, one of Britain's leading polling firm.
    Re-e-e-eally? We'll see about that once Lizzy's clogs are popped. I truly wish Christopher Hitchens was still around for this.
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      CommentAuthorCat Vincent
    • CommentTimeApr 9th 2013 edited
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    Let's just mention the whole "three million quid for funeral with full military honours, plus another ten million for policing alone"... and that Laurie Penny already has a list of of pre-arrested activists.

    And that some of the sharpest commentary came from Russell Brand.
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      CommentAuthorTF
    • CommentTimeApr 10th 2013 edited
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    The Right Honourable Glenda Jackson, being both right and honourable...

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      CommentAuthorLazarus99
    • CommentTimeApr 11th 2013
     (11046.48)
    So we're not the only country (Australia) with a conservative, very right-wing political party that calls itself the Liberal Party?
    • CommentAuthorFlabyo
    • CommentTimeApr 11th 2013
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    The LibDems are FAR from right wing FFS.
    • CommentAuthorScrymgeour
    • CommentTimeApr 11th 2013
     (11046.50)
    @Flaybo
    I agree, whilst they are part of a broadly right wing government coalition its important to know that even the conservatives are only centre right and still (for example) more left wing than the democrat party in the US.
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      CommentAuthorTF
    • CommentTimeApr 11th 2013
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    That Chumbawamba EP's pretty good actually.
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      CommentAuthorEd Jackson
    • CommentTimeApr 11th 2013
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      CommentAuthorTF
    • CommentTimeApr 12th 2013
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    I like this (and Posy Simmonds)

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      CommentAuthorcity creed
    • CommentTimeApr 12th 2013
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    Implying if you don't like Thatcher then you're just divisively hating on a harmless and much-loved British institution?
    Pretty minimizing of dissent. Such a tired and ill-fitting cliche reveals a poverty of awareness, imagination and compassion. Way to reframe, whitewash and normalize Thatcher's legacy with a single piece of design.
    "the whole picture" - laff.
    To make this metaphor more semantically accurate, the Marmite jar would have to contain a teeming culture of Clostridium Tetani, and how do you show that?
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      CommentAuthorSlick
    • CommentTimeApr 12th 2013
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    Marmite has a reputation of being either loved or hated, sums Thatcher up perfectly.
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      CommentAuthorTF
    • CommentTimeApr 12th 2013 edited
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    I thought the point was to be light and non-confrontational after a week of high emotion.
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      CommentAuthorcity creed
    • CommentTimeApr 12th 2013
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    Sorry, yes, lighthearted:

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      CommentAuthorEd Jackson
    • CommentTimeApr 12th 2013
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    Well Marmite is Satan's jism, something I'm sure Thatcher was more than familiar with, so I find no problem with that ad.
    • CommentAuthorkmcleod
    • CommentTimeApr 12th 2013
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    "I truly wish Christopher Hitchens was still around for this"

    Amen to that, Foamhead.
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    Now the BBC wimps out by refusing to broadcast a full version of "Ding, Dong, The Witch Is Dead" over its airwaves. The pro-Thatcherites raised enough of a public stink to get the BBC to limit the broadcast of the song to five seconds. Even Amazon is more generous with its song samples.