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Thatcher Dies.

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No amount of cajolery, and no attempts at ethical or social seduction, can eradicate from my heart a deep burning hatred for the Tory Party. So far as I am concerned they are lower than vermin.

Aneurin Bevan

The idea that filth like Thatcher should get a state funeral is beyond belief.

There is an E-Petition against Thatcher having a state funeral: details here.

No state funeral for Maggie Thatcher.

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Written by Andrew Coates

April 8, 2013 at 4:40 pm

45 Responses

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  1. I have to admit that I am quite flabbergasted and appalled that you would launch an e-petition to stop Margaret Thatcher from having a state funeral. Whatever you may say about her, she was a force to be reckoned with within British Politics. To name a few people: David Cameron, Ed Milliband, Nick Clegg, Nigel Farage, they all commented that although some of them disagreed with her on quite a few things, none of them could deny that she changed the face of Politics, especially as she was the only woman to become Prime Minister. Instead of vilifying her, can you not send your condolences to her family for the loss of their mother..

    • State funerals should be reserved for those that unify the nation. Thatcher was a vindictive and divisive individual. Any funeral is 30 years too late.
      Good riddance.

      Gissajob

      April 8, 2013 at 6:21 pm

      • No. Fuck off.

        nats

        April 8, 2013 at 9:25 pm

    • Are you seriously suggesting we should take any notice of anything David Cameron, Ed Milliband, Nick Clegg or Nigel Farage say?
      Not one of these clowns will feel any of the austerity being imposed on the sick, poor, disabled and unemployed! For them it’s snouts in the trough, businesss as usual.
      Judging by your name,”JoshuaChristChristian”, i would have thought your sympathy and moral outrage would be better directed at the people who really need it! Thatcher didn’t give a monkey’s about the people who were less fortunate in our society, even in death she’ll get the last laugh as we spend £8,000,000 seeing her off!!!

      PJO

      April 8, 2013 at 11:53 pm

    • A silly response, but then that’s to be expected from someone who spends their time reading Bronze Age fairy tales.

      Trevor

      April 9, 2013 at 1:56 pm

    • You’re damn right she changed the face of British politics – not once did she serve the British public, she was there to serve herself and let bankers do the same and since her tyrannical reign the public seem to have forgotten that the government are here to serve us, not themselves. She’s duped us into thinking we don’t have a choice!

      If it were up to me I’d be boiling her down into glue and selling it to the highest bidder, according to her there’s no such thing as society, so why should something she regards as a non-existent entity be footing the bill for her funeral?! She slated those asking for a dole handout, but lays there with a a ten million pound handout for her funeral in death? The irony would be funny if it didn’t make my blood boil so much!

      Thatcher thatcher out out!!!

      Sara

      April 15, 2013 at 1:51 am

    • To Joshuachrist Christian.

      Thank You for your comments. Somebody [That makes two of us] on this site has some common sense.

      Smiley

      April 16, 2013 at 11:10 am

      • Yeah you’re right,we should show some respect,this song is a fitting send off

        ck

        April 16, 2013 at 4:24 pm

    • There is a reason why its unlikely for there to be another female prime minister in your lifetime. Her reaching that title – solely of her gender – was a major turning point…. but she has successfully ensured that no other woman gets even close to that position for a long time to come.

      I celebrated the news… it was a long time coming.

      Universal Jobmatch

      April 22, 2013 at 11:46 am

  2. I take no pleasure in anyone’s death or suffering – that’s why I’m not a tory.

    However sugar coating this woman’s career is unacceptable and I do not care for euphemisms either. Even Cameron couldn’t resist a cheap pop at the last government when talking about her election in 79.

    We are living with the legacy of her ugly politics and ideology and I cannot condone her ‘achievments’. I don’t care if she was the first woman PM since that’s meangingless – if it hadn’t been her it would have been someone else later on. She didn’t achieve that – she didn’t choose to be a woman. To say nothing of her own party ousting her before the party left office.

    Ghost Whistler

    April 8, 2013 at 5:49 pm

    • i was working when she came to power and watched has she sold everything that gave britain a income to shareholders. eg water, gas, electric. closed the mines the steelworkers ship building industry closing down. unemployment reaching the highest it had since 1930s. bombs and riots on the streets bring in the comuity charge when the rates system had worked fine. she even took the free little bottle of milk from school kids. (which i very much enjoyed when i was at school) her son also made muti millions selling arms to any country he could. only postive thing i can say is the falklands she gave the go ahead to defend ( even if a lot of us hadnt even heard of it before) RIP to her but i have no good memories of her in power

      andrew james

      April 13, 2013 at 4:13 am

  3. I saw this on another blog…

    “The dreaded and chill name of Pinochet surfaces, so unlike all those poor souls* he had dumped in the Pacific from helicopters.

    Pablo Neruda’s grave to be exhumed in murder investigation
    Chilean poet was long thought to have succumbed to cancer but driver claims he was murdered by Pinochet regime

    http://www.guardian.co.uk/world/2013/apr/07/pablo-neruda-exhumed-murder-investigation

    Good for Neruda’s friend and driver Manuel Araya for standing by him.

    ~~~
    *SANTIAGO, Chile — The bodies of 400 to 500 Chileans who “disappeared” under ex-dictator Augusto Pinochet’s bloody rule were dumped into the ocean strapped to pieces of railroad track to make them sink, according to new court testimonies published yesterday in La Nacion newspaper”

    http://seattletimes.com/html/nationworld/2001799584_chile24.html

    *******

    Pinochet, Thatchers best friend and all time hero.

    Annos

    April 8, 2013 at 6:32 pm

  4. Copy and pasted from another web site…

    “Back in the 1980s, Thatcher burnt off most of the UK north sea gas 20/25 years worth into the atmosphere in order to give tax cuts to get re-elected, the money was there to store it. Norway did store their gas and are now selling it to the UK and making a lot of money.

    I am old enough to remember three people going into number 10 to BEG Thatcher NOT to burn off all that north sea gas (picture of them going into number 10 was in one of the newpapers at the time). They told her it would soon be needed. It was three days later she came out off number 10 and was asked….”Why are you going to burn off all that gas” she replied…”I have agonised over this but feel it is the best thing to do”…I will remember that until my dying day.

    All to give tax cuts to get re-elected. She could not have given those tax cuts and stored the gas.

    It should also be pointed out that it was NOT in the interest of some of Thatchers friends for the UK to have that gas (Nuclear industry).”

    Annos

    April 8, 2013 at 6:35 pm

  5. It’s crying shame, she should have been allowed to dribble and piss herself for at least a few months longer.

    FunkyFish

    April 8, 2013 at 7:02 pm

  6. Shes only been dead 12 hours and allready shes shut down 3 of hells furnaces .
    On the plus side ATOS have declared her fit for work.

    Growls

    April 8, 2013 at 7:57 pm

    • Well she’s not getting a state funeral anyway.

      “The ceremonial funeral of Lady Thatcher is to be held on Wednesday next week and will be attended by the Queen, it has been announced.

      The date was agreed at a government “co-ordination meeting” with Thatcher’s family and Buckingham Palace officials on Tuesday morning, Downing Street said.

      The ceremony, which is to be held at St Paul’s Cathedral in central London, is expected to be attended by dignitaries from around the world.

      Traditionally the Queen does not attend the funerals of her former prime ministers, but is usually represented by a senior member of the royal family. One exception, until now, was the state funeral of her first prime minister, Sir Winston Churchill, in 1965.

      A Buckingham Palace spokesman said: “The Queen, accompanied by the Duke of Edinburgh, will attend the funeral service of Baroness Thatcher at St Paul’s Cathedral next Wednesday.”

      Preparations for the funeral, codenamed “Operation True Blue”, got under way on Tuesday. A government committee will meet on a daily basis to co-ordinate the public event.

      On Monday night undertakers removed the body of the former prime minister from the Ritz hotel in central London where she died after a stroke while in bed on Monday morning.

      There have been calls for Thatcher to be given a state funeral. However, friends have indicated that she did not want such treatment, and specified that she did not want to lie in state.

      Parliament is expected to be suspended on the day, meaning the first prime minister’s questions session since the Easter break could be cancelled.

      Downing Street has said that the funeral, which will be one level below a state funeral and will be of a similar style to those of Diana, Princess of Wales, and the Queen Mother, will be “a mix of the public and the private”. Costs will be met by the government and Thatcher’s estate.

      She is to be accorded full military honours, and it was her wish that the armed forces play a “key part”.

      Next Tuesday her coffin will be moved to the Chapel of St Mary Undercroft in the Palace of Westminster where there will be a short service and where it will rest overnight.

      On Wednesday, the streets will be closed to traffic as the coffin travels by hearse to the church of St Clement Danes, the RAF Chapel, on the strand.

      At the church, it will be transferred to a gun carriage drawn by the King’s Troop Royal Artillery. It will then be borne in procession from St Clement Danes to St Paul’s Cathedral.

      The route will be lined by tri-service military personnel and members of the public who wish to pay their respects.

      At St Paul’s, there will be a guard of honour and military personnel and Chelsea pensioners will line the steps of the cathedral. Her coffin will be borne into the cathedral by a tri-service bearer party.

      The guest list will include family and friends, and those who worked with her over the years, including members of her cabinets when she was prime minister.

      The prime minister and deputy prime minister will attend, and members of the cabinet and shadow cabinet will be invited.

      David Cameron cut short his European tour and flew back to the UK from Madrid on Monday to announce that parliament was being recalled on Wednesday for tributes to be paid to the former Conservative leader.

      But the Labour MP John Mann questioned why taxpayers’ money was being spent recalling parliament, when tributes could be paid after recess next week.

      “I would have done it on Monday when parliament reassembles,” he said. “I do not know why we are wasting taxpayers’ money on an additional session.

      “It is perfectly valid that, when a prime minister dies, MPs can pay tribute, but this could be perfectly properly done on Monday.”

      Mann said he would not be attending the session. “I will be at the dentist’s,” he added.

      http://www.guardian.co.uk/politics/2013/apr/09/margaret-thatcher-funeral-held-wednesday

      Andrew Coates

      April 9, 2013 at 11:27 am

  7. Bradford MP George Galloway was last night widely condemned for posting Twitter comments about Baroness Thatcher’s death yesterday at 87.

    http://www.thetelegraphandargus.co.uk/news/10341160.Bradford_MP_George_Galloway_attacked_over_his_Margaret_Thatcher_Tweets/

    Obi Wan Kenobi

    April 9, 2013 at 12:04 pm

  8. Ken loach is spot on when he stated her funeral should be privatised, put out to competitive tender and the cheapest bid accepted. The fact it’s going to cost taxpayers an estimated £8 million is a disgrace but utterly predictable. Just don’t expect any outcries of rage from hypocritical groups like those mad free marketeers, The TaxPayers’ Alliance – it’s only wrong to spend taxes when the poorest are the beneficiaries as far as they’re concerned.

    Trevor

    April 9, 2013 at 1:46 pm

    • The “cheapest bid” should be £53,just enough for a big cardboard box and a ditch.

      ck

      April 9, 2013 at 2:09 pm

      • Are there no disused mineshafts around? A suitable disposal place I would have thought.

        Gissajob

        April 9, 2013 at 4:18 pm

      • wot do u mean i was nevir a real fan but to say that Cher should just be dropped down a big hole come on show sum respekt

        dose this mean that a biggest hits album will be coming out

        Poor. Old. Tired. Horse

        April 9, 2013 at 5:58 pm

    • Surely Mrs Thatcher wasn’t short of a bob or two, her funeral expenses should be deducted from her assets or paid for by her children who are both reasonably well off.

      Why should the taxpayer pay an estimated £8 million for an ex polititians funeral when the average cost of a funeral nowadays is around £3,000, her children could easily afford that.

      Obi Wan Kenobi

      April 9, 2013 at 5:59 pm

  9. Gotcha! 🙂

    Patrick Magee

    April 10, 2013 at 6:10 pm

  10. 7 pages of anti-Thatcher stuff in this weeks Socialist Worker pdf.

    http://www.socialistworker.co.uk/public/archive

    Lumpenprole

    April 10, 2013 at 6:54 pm

  11. And here’s Miliband praising Thatcher…

    Lumpenprole

    April 10, 2013 at 7:05 pm

  12. All those… moments will be lost… in time… like… tears… in rain. 😦
    Time… to die. 🙂

    Blade Runner

    April 10, 2013 at 8:52 pm

  13. Why does she get a full military honours ? she never was in the military ?

    Growls

    April 10, 2013 at 11:43 pm

    • Alasidair Campbell said last night it is in effect a state fudneral.

      Andrew Coates

      April 11, 2013 at 1:13 pm

  14. Rot in Hell, Thatcher!!

    General Belgrano

    April 11, 2013 at 3:03 pm

  15. “Margaret Thatcher the tax snatcher? Mystery of her £6m house with links to THREE tax havens”

    http://www.mirror.co.uk/news/uk-news/margaret-thatcher-tax-snatcher-mystery-1828441

    Annos

    April 13, 2013 at 9:37 pm

  16. “The derivatives market, well, the article I saw about five years ago said it was 500 trillion (can’t remember if that was $ or £), anyway, I have heard it it much greater then 500 trillion, indeed, many times 500 trillion. Its all in the realms of virtual money, its all been one great global ponzi scheme. Its all about to come tumbling down.”

    http://www.paulcraigroberts.org/2013/04/13/assault-on-gold-update-paul-craig-roberts/

    Annos

    April 14, 2013 at 12:34 am

  17. “Call for ‘baby boxes’ for abandoned newborns”

    http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/uk-scotland-22123366

    Thatcher’s legacy!.

    Annos

    April 14, 2013 at 2:08 am

  18. we having a riot or a rave on the 17 or both 🙂

    super ted

    April 15, 2013 at 3:33 pm

    • The line is that people should wear something red that day, it’s the way she’d have liked it.

      Andrew Coates

      April 15, 2013 at 3:48 pm

  19. red hmm seen a few ppl today wearing these masks pmsl

    http://that-figures.blogspot.co.uk/2012/09/affiliate-link-v-for-vendetta-mask.html

    super ted

    April 15, 2013 at 4:32 pm

    • I shall scowl at anybody who looks as if they are mourning tomorrow. Thatcher would have wanted it that way.

      Andrew Coates

      April 16, 2013 at 4:02 pm

  20. we should all sing a song when she rolls buy ding dong the bitch is dead 🙂

    super ted

    April 16, 2013 at 6:57 pm

  21. the iron lady rip
    rust in piss 😉

    super ted

    April 16, 2013 at 9:39 pm

  22. Obi Wan Kenobi

    April 17, 2013 at 11:54 am

  23. £10 million for a 2 hour funeral ceremony and the MP’s are now having a booze up at Mansion House.

    Obi Wan Kenobi

    April 17, 2013 at 12:05 pm

  24. “Dance on Thatcher’s grave, but remember there has been a coup in Britain”

    http://johnpilger.com/articles/dance-on-thatcher-s-grave-but-remember-there-has-been-a-coup-in-britain

    Annos

    May 1, 2013 at 12:47 am


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