Originally Posted by Child-of-the-Emperor
I wholeheartedly agree. There seems to be way too much bandwagon jumping going on in general, which is just a continuation of the state-of-affairs ever since she left office. Myself being born at the turn of 90s and thus not witnessing first-hand her governments this is how I see it: Undoubtedly, she was a very successful and apt politician and did what she thought was right for her country. The suggestion that she was "evil" is laughable and pathetic. She had a set of beliefs, and stuck to them with conviction. It's hard to take people seriously when the most common reasons for people celebrating her death are: "she closed the mines", "she stole the milk", or simply that "she was a bitch".
I was in the bank with a mate the other morning when the news of her death was breaking and a bloke who looked around 30 (so only a child at most when she was in power) literally shouted "YESSSS!" and then phoned someone and continued to laugh and be jovial about it. At the end of the day, an old lady, with a family, has died. I see no reason to party. Her death changes nothing.
it came down to the north and south issue, the majority of our industrial wealth was in the North, Scotland and Northern Ireland, so when she closed the pits, the steelworks and shipyards she made herself more unpopular because of the loss of jobs and sense of identity in those areas.
i have said this countless of times over the last couple of days, i grew up during her reign being born in the 70s i was also around when Heath was PM but he didn't have as big an impact on my life as Thatcher did.
I didn't like the woman, i didn't agree with how she went about things and in my eyes the rich got fatter and the poor got trod on from a great height, the Poll Tax (which is now the Council Tax) biggest mistake ever.
We had our sixth formers organise a rally outside of school protesting against the YTS scheme and other things so no i don't think they will be shedding any tears, i won't be. Given todays climate and the fact we are in a depression, the fact that the funeral is going to be costing ten million quid after the PM has announced that the Benefit system is changing to lower costs...well thats laughable.
She was not a war hero, she is not royalty so i think really it should have stayed within the family, becaause no one is going to appreciate the government shelling out (and by government i mean tax payer) that amount of money for a woman that not everyone liked is going to make them even more unpopular.
the day i wake up in a land with a government that does what it promised to do, is the day i wake up in telly tubby land. All that being said, i disliked the woman but whilst i will not be raising a toast to the Iron Lady, i will not be dancing on her grave either,