Whilst I am never going to be accused of being a Thatcher lover, and as person from an ex-mining town; devastated by her policies and isolated due to the removal of public services such as buses; not to mention her vicious and unparalleled attacks upon single mothers as abusers of the dole system. I do think that this glorying in her death is somewhat abhorrent. She was somebodies family, regardless of how you feel about her politics. Do the people doing so actually understand all that she did? Or is it a case of jumping on a popularist bandwagon just because it seems subversive?
Equally this glorification of her and her achievements by the state is also rather distasteful and unmitigated. It begs the question, if Labour or Lib Dem (proper) or in fact any other independent political party was leading the country would this celebration of her death have happened?
St Paul’s for fuck’s sake? How the hell does she warrant that?
I understand and agree with Churchill having such an Honorable funeral, Thatcher I do not. She did less to benefit the country as a whole and more to marginalise the lower classes…which is pretty much what the current government seem bent on emulating.
Also, the pillocks who are claiming her as a feminist need their heads seriously examined. She was extremely anti-woman, at least policy wise. She succeeded by playing the ‘man’s game’ not by becoming a better woman or leading through a feminist perspective.
Iron Lady, rust in peace.