SO MARGARET THATCHER IS DEAD! I can't think of a single other person who polarizes opinion in Britain so much. I would put myself at a central point in this ideological schism. Half me loves her (well, being as I'm Southern, middle-class and didn't grow up on a sink estate) I loved her when she was in power), the other loathes the woman.
While she was selling off state monopolies in telecommunications, power, steel, oil, railways etc I thought "privatization" was a great idea. Now I see it as nationalized theft. If it's good business to generate a load of electricity and sell it off in bulk cheap to companies who then sell it on to us the customers ~ why can't they sell it that cheap to begin with? Cut out the middlemen and give the discount to the consumer?
Thatcherism was, after all, supposed to be a consumer-driven society.
It's SHE who put millions on permanent state welfare handouts by destroying industry and employment in the North.
I do like the pretty buildings ~ you know, the skyscrapers and all ~ that Thatcherism (and neo-Thatcherism) generated.
Also there's "Thatcherite food" ~ which tastes a lot nicer than a lot of bland traditionally "British" fayre ... pasta with loads of pesto and foccaccia. What used to be called "foreign muck" is now the Daily Bread of the bourgeoisie!
Hey and according to today's Sun newspaper Ding Dong The Witch Is Dead is now number one in the download charts!
I would love to go on but I'm in an internet cafe and about to be terminated. Hope you're all doing well.
HERE'S THE VIDEOs...
COMMIES (and others) CELEBRATING MAGGIE THATCHER'S DEATH
ON THE STREETS OF BRIXTON
SCENE FROM 1939 WIZARD OF OZ