Today I will remember an uncle who didn’t make it. I’ll remember him telling of being on a picket line and being goaded by the police, who every week without fail, laughed and mocked by waving their overtime packets at striking miners. This was the “fuck you loadsamoney” culture she engendered – I’ll remember him saying with a shake of the head how workers were being set against each other (sound familiar?) Of the police being employed as a blunt instrument of the state, essentially as Thatcher‘s own private army. Of how hard working citizens were demonised, dehumanised, and called ‘the enemy within.’ He and his family never really recovered and became victims of yet more of her pernicious policies throughout their lives.
The sale of council houses did them no favours, nor did the sell off of public utilities…And at the end, at least we still had an NHS (something we may not have at all in the future ) which cared for him, broken, with no fight left. So yes, respect for the dead, for him total respect- but for her? No – NEVER for her. I will not be told by ivory towered liberals how I should react to her passing, that I should show some respect, that not to do so demonstrates some sort of intellectual deficit and makes me look vindictive and mean spirited. Respect is something that’s earned not DEMANDED ….And the fight continues…she’s gone but her ideologies are still a blight on every decent right-minded person in this country. Fuck her and her acolytes, revisionists and apologists.
Wear red on the 17th April as a protest against the obscene cost of Thatcher’s funeral.
And to stop ideologically driven policies targeting the poor the vulnerable and those without a voice to pay for the mistakes made by the rich.
The shock being that he has one , not so shocking was, its a bit shit and a bit like “back to basics ” and when it comes down to it, he hasn’t really decided how it will work . Still hes’s used the “broken down Britain” soundbite quite a bit , although hes not sure about that either.
Yup Blairs right arm (?) Alastair Campbell publishes his “warts and all account” of life at No.10 . Promising it to be hard hitting and truthful , one wonders when Mr Campbell became acquainted with the concept of ” truth ?” Excerpts thus far include the following gushing references to Tony Blair (or “TB “as Toxic Ali calls him ) ” His performance today had been superb“and “he did a brilliant put down to the Lib Dems” followed by yet more badly written fawning “TB was good in the use of language and captured the sense of ocassion “ or how about the arse-licking beauty of “TB had definately come out on top-His performance today had been brilliant” zzzzzz.
In possibly the least shocking revelation in the history of the world ..like….EVER, Ali tells us that “TB” once stated “Its important I understood why parts Of Thatcherisim are right” , and ” What gives me a real edge is that I`m not as Labour as you lot. ” GASP!!! WELL I NEVER . That Mr Tony certainly pulled the wool over the eyes of the party membership.Why I always thought he was a dyed in the wool socialist and no mistake?
Campbell goes on to recall, with misty eyed nostalgia the day TB parachuted behind enemy lines and rescued several western hostages disarming their captors using only his ready smile and sincere rhetoric ……Hopefully the book will include a free sick bag!
PS. I’m starting to get the notion that TB actually stand for Total Bollocks
The legacy ??
“Nothing’s changed for all the death that their ideas created
It’s just the same fascistic games, but the rules aren’t clearly stated
Nothing’s really different cos all government’s the same
They can call it freedom, but slavery’s the game”
And now he’s been given the role of Middle Eastern Peace keeper ??? Odd that somebody who has bombed the shit out of parts of the middle east has been given the role of “peace keeper . It’s rather like asking Flavor Flav , Chuck D , Professor Griff and Terminator X to perform at a Bar Mitzvah
Golden Gordon Brown
“Gordon Brown texture like sun
Even though Fiscal policies ain’t fun
Throughout the night
Get Taxation right
Never a frown with Gordon Brown”