Faceplams Faceplams:  0
Page 1 of 2 1 2 LastLast
Results 1 to 30 of 47

Thread: Thatcher is dead

  1. #1
    Join Date
    Apr 2012
    Location
    London
    Posts
    1,721
    Mentioned
    32 Post(s)

    Thatcher is dead

    So!

    Did she save the country or sell it out? Bit of both? (US people you can replace her with Reagan).

    Contentious issue in the UK - I was checking my phone and got the notification of her death - said to my mate "Thatcher is dead" , and pretty much everyone on the platform was like "REALLY?!"

  2. #2
    Join Date
    Dec 2011
    Location
    Indiana
    Posts
    5,982
    Mentioned
    30 Post(s)

  3. #3
    Join Date
    Dec 2011
    Location
    London
    Posts
    5,111
    Mentioned
    204 Post(s)
    Ding dong, the bitch is dead

  4. #4
    Join Date
    Dec 2011
    Location
    London, UK
    Posts
    1,124
    Mentioned
    9 Post(s)
    I didnt agree with her politics, but she was a strong woman RIP

  5. #5
    Join Date
    Apr 2012
    Location
    Ireland
    Posts
    148
    Mentioned
    1 Post(s)
    I am entirely indifferent to her death. I really couldn't care. She was nothing to me or anyone around me and hasn't directly affected my life. There's a lot of hate on the internet though.. nasty stuff.

  6. #6
    Join Date
    Dec 2011
    Location
    London
    Posts
    5,111
    Mentioned
    204 Post(s)
    Quote Originally Posted by miss k bee View Post
    I didnt agree with her politics, but she was a strong woman RIP
    So was Myra Hindley

  7. #7
    Join Date
    Dec 2011
    Location
    London, UK
    Posts
    1,124
    Mentioned
    9 Post(s)
    Was Myra Hindley in politics???

  8. #8
    Join Date
    Dec 2011
    Location
    London
    Posts
    5,111
    Mentioned
    204 Post(s)
    No, but she was a strong woman.

    Just because she was strong in her opinions doesn't mean we should respect her. Let's put in a new female PM who we don't have to be ashamed of as a nation, and let's praise her strength.

  9. #9
    Join Date
    Dec 2011
    Location
    London, UK
    Posts
    1,124
    Mentioned
    9 Post(s)
    Well she was better than this streak of piss government we have now!.

  10. #10
    Join Date
    Apr 2012
    Location
    London
    Posts
    1,721
    Mentioned
    32 Post(s)
    In what way

  11. #11
    Join Date
    Dec 2011
    Location
    London
    Posts
    5,111
    Mentioned
    204 Post(s)
    I'd argue they're as bad as each other - at least Cameron is working FOR gay rights (which I still don't believe and am sure there's an ulterior motive).

    Then again, I have no idea who to vote for next election as I can't justify supporting Lib Dem as long as Clegg is in charge.

  12. #12
    Join Date
    Apr 2012
    Location
    London
    Posts
    1,721
    Mentioned
    32 Post(s)
    Quote Originally Posted by JamesCmuse View Post
    I am entirely indifferent to her death. I really couldn't care. She was nothing to me or anyone around me and hasn't directly affected my life. There's a lot of hate on the internet though.. nasty stuff.
    She almost certainly will have affected your life... the financial crisis is hitting Ireland pretty hard, Thatcher was instrumental in the deregulation of financial services

    Also her denying hunger strikers political status caused a massive spike in violence in Northern Ireland - but if that hasn't affected you or anyone you know, that's great

  13. #13
    Join Date
    Nov 2011
    Location
    Donegal, Ireland
    Posts
    2,921
    Mentioned
    82 Post(s)
    Forever happy that I was in Northern Ireland today for when she died to see the absolute glee on people's faces.

  14. #14
    Join Date
    Apr 2012
    Location
    London
    Posts
    1,721
    Mentioned
    32 Post(s)
    best day for facebook ever, civil war on my friends list

  15. #15
    Join Date
    Nov 2011
    Location
    Donegal, Ireland
    Posts
    2,921
    Mentioned
    82 Post(s)
    Oh, RTE, you never disappoint:


  16. #16
    Join Date
    Apr 2012
    Location
    London
    Posts
    1,721
    Mentioned
    32 Post(s)
    Glasgow keeping it classy
    http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/uk-scotlan...-west-22072150

    "Glasgow City Council have urged people to stay away from the city's George Square after hundreds gathered to mark the death of Baroness Thatcher."

  17. #17
    Join Date
    Dec 2011
    Location
    London, UK
    Posts
    1,124
    Mentioned
    9 Post(s)
    A great night to work in media/news monitoring - not!

  18. #18
    Join Date
    Nov 2011
    Location
    Donegal, Ireland
    Posts
    2,921
    Mentioned
    82 Post(s)
    Also, the biggest online-only news site in Ireland gave us perhaps the greatest typo ever today:

    "Margaret Thatcher, the former British Prime Minister, has died from a strike at the age of 87."

  19. #19
    Join Date
    Apr 2012
    Location
    Ireland
    Posts
    148
    Mentioned
    1 Post(s)
    Quote Originally Posted by Sutekh View Post
    She almost certainly will have affected your life... the financial crisis is hitting Ireland pretty hard, Thatcher was instrumental in the deregulation of financial services

    Also her denying hunger strikers political status caused a massive spike in violence in Northern Ireland - but if that hasn't affected you or anyone you know, that's great
    I would have only been a young child at the time, as would my friends. Also, I don't think you could link her to our current financial crisis, considering how good things were in our celtic tiger years and how much banks were administering loans and mortgages to people who could never, ever pay them back. This was our biggest downfall after having it so good, as far as I'm aware.

    On the other hand I know very little about politics and you're probably right. I heard of all the horrid things she did in power but never linked them to any of the conditions I grew up in.

  20. #20
    Join Date
    Dec 2011
    Location
    Cardiff, Wales
    Posts
    735
    Mentioned
    11 Post(s)
    Quote Originally Posted by JamesCmuse View Post
    considering how good things were in our celtic tiger years and how much banks were administering loans and mortgages to people who could never, ever pay them back.
    Those loans being pretty much a result of the deregulation she put in place...

  21. #21
    Join Date
    Nov 2011
    Location
    London
    Posts
    527
    Mentioned
    2 Post(s)
    Most of the the Irish in the UK certainly hated her, im second generation Irish, and grew up in an massively Irish area of North London in the 80s and majority hated her with a passion. Dear god the profanity.

    Im amazed she made it out alive to be honest, i found the Section 28 bill the most repulsive piece of legislation during her whole 11 years.
    But oddly i still felt sad when i heard the news. cant put my finger on it, Feels like the end of an era or something.

  22. #22
    Join Date
    Apr 2012
    Location
    Ireland
    Posts
    148
    Mentioned
    1 Post(s)
    Ah, never thought of that, thank you! I'm not really entirely up to date on politics as I should be..

  23. #23
    Join Date
    Dec 2011
    Location
    London
    Posts
    5,111
    Mentioned
    204 Post(s)
    Quote Originally Posted by Highly Psychological View Post
    But oddly i still felt sad when i heard the news. cant put my finger on it, Feels like the end of an era or something.
    It's like, NOW whose grave do we plan to dance on?

  24. #24
    Join Date
    Apr 2012
    Location
    London
    Posts
    1,721
    Mentioned
    32 Post(s)
    I'd say Iain Duncan Smith is setting himself up pretty nicely with his 53 a week comments

    The sheer amount of suicides that are in the post will win Milliband the election - I seriously hope I turn out to be wrong, but honestly I can't see it unfolding any other way. And when you consider how smart the tories are & how they must surely know what will happen... pretty chilling, really.

  25. #25
    Join Date
    Nov 2011
    Posts
    2,874
    Mentioned
    105 Post(s)
    Quote Originally Posted by sheepdean View Post
    It's like, NOW whose grave do we plan to dance on?
    Ian Paisley?

  26. #26
    Join Date
    Dec 2011
    Location
    London, UK
    Posts
    1,124
    Mentioned
    9 Post(s)
    Papers are late tonight - wonder why? Appearently there is partying outside Brixton police station!

  27. #27
    Join Date
    Apr 2012
    Location
    London
    Posts
    1,721
    Mentioned
    32 Post(s)
    if the daily mirror doesn't print pictures of thatcher with savile tommorow, I will assume invasion of the bodysnatchers is actually happening :P

  28. #28
    Join Date
    Dec 2011
    Location
    ayrshire
    Posts
    253
    Mentioned
    1 Post(s)

    Thatcher is dead

    Quote Originally Posted by Sutekh View Post
    if the daily mirror doesn't print pictures of thatcher with savile tommorow, I will assume invasion of the bodysnatchers is actually happening :P
    If the headline doesn't read something along the lines of "who screwed more miners" then something is definitely wrong

  29. #29
    Join Date
    Nov 2011
    Location
    Donegal, Ireland
    Posts
    2,921
    Mentioned
    82 Post(s)
    Quote Originally Posted by orestes View Post
    Ian Paisley?
    I will ugly-cackle when he kicks it.

  30. #30
    Join Date
    Dec 2011
    Location
    UK
    Posts
    4,116
    Mentioned
    49 Post(s)
    How did she die? All I've heard is in the Ritz at 87 - talk about having the last laugh. I hated her at the time but it almost seemed like it was the done thing to do from watching the Young Ones too much, I wasn't a political person - I think she was a bit mad personally towards the end of her 'reign'.

    Now looking back, I think she helped create the obsession with owning your own home and the way it's made the country so dependent on house prices whereas other countries don't have this stigma towards renting. It created classes of people - home owners, those who don't who can't afford to get on the ladder - and the fact that the money made from selling your house has equalled a pension since the government pension is so shit

    I don't like what she did about manufacturing, I don't know what she could have done to save some of it, but she could have been less cruel about that and the miners, maybe closing mines less suddenly

    I definitely agree we should have protected the Falklands though, if the people wanted to remain british, we owed it to help them

Tags for this Thread

Posting Permissions