Margaret Thatcher Dead

Margaret Thatcher cropped2Love her or loathe her – tell us your thoughts (in the comments section) on Margaret Thatcher, whose death was announced today. The BBC has the details:

Former Prime Minister Baroness Thatcher has died “peacefully” at the age of 87 after suffering a stroke, her family has announced.

David Cameron called her a “great Briton” and the Queen spoke of her sadness at the death.

Lady Thatcher was Conservative prime minister from 1979 to 1990. She was the first woman to hold the role.

She will not have a state funeral but will be accorded the same status as Princess Diana and the Queen Mother.

The ceremony, with full military honours, will take place at London’s St Paul’s Cathedral.

The union jack above Number 10 Downing Street has been lowered to half-mast.

‘Force of nature’
Mr Cameron, who is in Madrid for meetings, has cancelled planned talks in Paris with French President Francois Hollande and will return to the UK later on Monday.

BBC political editor Nick Robinson said Lady Thatcher had been a controversial politician who inspired “passion” among both her critics and supporters…

[continues at the BBC]

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32 Comments on "Margaret Thatcher Dead"

  1. Yawn!! she did all the damage she could do!! and now she is gone forever!! end of story time to move on!!

    • No way, I am going to savour this moment/day while I can – i was just out of school and could not get a job and there was very little future for someone of my background. I remember crying from frustration in my bedroom one day…a few months, maybe a year later I had a breakdown. I hate her and I hope she rots.

  2. howiebledsoe | Apr 8, 2013 at 9:57 am |

    Her actions are now just being felt today. She enabled the utra-rich with her de-regulation, as well as cutting public funding to give to the upper classes. Reagan just LOVED her style, and copied it from top to bottom. We can look out the window and see exactly what her decisions have brought forth. If you are looking out of the window of a 1%er home, you will see glorious things only dreamt of by our forefathers. Otherwise, your view will be very grim indeed, and will keep sliding downhill, as your children pass the gauntlet of poverty onto their children. Thanks, Maggie.

  3. Matt Staggs | Apr 8, 2013 at 10:01 am |

    Her hair in this picture makes her head look like a stalk of broccoli.

  4. emperorreagan | Apr 8, 2013 at 10:38 am |

    Good riddance. The world would have been a better place had you never existed.

  5. Melanie Blinstrub | Apr 8, 2013 at 11:17 am |

    I’m not “up on” all the nitty gritty that many can look into / or dig up on her. But a casual observance … SOOOO many people in the public eye have been slandered with private indiscretions and low life actions; but for some weird reason … she just doesn’t come up on my memory radar .. with all the dirt that most public people do. Kinda different ……

    • Calypso_1 | Apr 8, 2013 at 3:06 pm |

      Look at the ‘business’ career of young Mark. It’s an excellent microcosm of speculative misadventure.

  6. Ding! Dong! The witch is Dead!

  7. She singlehandedly spawned a generation of selfishness for which we are still paying the consequences for. God love her Devilling.

  8. Why do neoliberals live sooo long? Friedman (94), Pinochet (91), Hayek (92), Reagan (93), Thatcher (87).
    Fuck…

  9. Is her stroke linked to off-shore accounts disclosure?

  10. DeepCough | Apr 8, 2013 at 4:04 pm |

    Here is my tribute to the Iron Lady.

    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=QIlXLpPQ9EU

  11. WTFMFWOMG | Apr 8, 2013 at 5:19 pm |

    May she be reincarnated as a victim of her policies. Karma, baby. You don’t have to believe in any sort of religion to know that what we do in this life makes a “heaven” or a “hell” for those who follow.

  12. howiebledsoe | Apr 8, 2013 at 7:27 pm |

    Go fuck yourself you sad little fuck.

  13. VaudeVillain | Apr 8, 2013 at 8:03 pm |

    It’s always sad when somebody dies, even somebody we don’t like very much.

    I hope that she didn’t have to suffer long, and that it was mercifully swift.

  14. Daenerys_Targaryen | Apr 9, 2013 at 3:20 am |

    How many white Argies died over the Falklands, how many Arabs in Iraq, how many beautiful white babies through her support of abortion, how many old people froze to death in the winter…

    Thatcher is the UK’s equivalent to Rothbard, Goldwater and indeed that actor Reagan. She only used the appearance of conservatism to push free market exploitation and anti-traditional cultural reforms. Now there are no Enoch Powells or Alan Clarks in the Tory Party because, despite who she liked or disliked personally, she let in all kinds of people like Teresa Gorman into the party (imagine a Bolshevik who supports free markets and that’s Gorman). When an organisation isn’t anti left-liberal it turns left-liberal and that’s why we have the ‘muscular liberalism’ of David Cameron today.

    Ultimately her corporations and American connections have done as much damage to Britain as the out-of-line unions and their links to the Soviets.

  15. Daenerys_Targaryen | Apr 9, 2013 at 3:24 am |

    Oh yea I just realised, this is the news that can bring all Disinfo commentators together in celebration.

  16. cakey pig | Apr 9, 2013 at 12:14 pm |

    Ding fucking dong.

  17. Author, please bring me next good news about Kissinger ! It is time for him to be on the news too!

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