06 June 2006

State Funeral For Thatcher?

First things first: I can't believe that I'm linking to the Express along with the Mail the most evil unpleasant paper in this otherwise fair land.

But I saw that linked to whilst flicking through the MailWatch forum, my immediate reaction was "The old bag is dead and nobody told me?" but it turns out that it is only Blair making plans for the funeral. On paper, this is of course deeply wrong the evil bat doesn't deserve a state funeral (the Falklands war was caused by her government ignoring Navy intelligence, that is not something to celebrate.) but then again I'd watch it just to ensure that she was actually dead and to that garlic, wooden stakes and a lot of concrete are involved. It is also exceptionally canny of Labour as the Guardian news blog points out.

8 comments:

  1. I think she should have a state funeral, just so that we can get live footage of Elvis Costello making good on his campaign pledge.

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  2. So am I right in thinkign you don't like her ;-)

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  3. Kris - That's a second good reason she should have a state funeral.

    1 - to prove she is really dead

    2 - So that Elvis Costello gets to fulfil a wish in public

    Any more?

    Connie - Too right I don't like her, she took my school milk away for one thing.

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  4. Do you think she ever got her freak on with Ronald Reagan? Now THERE is a disturbing thought. THE WRINKLES!!! It would be like two prunes, going at it in slow motion (old people can not move very fast).

    But at least the war she invented ended. The madman we are stuck with in the USA started a war that has no end in sight. Ill take your evil witch over our stupid dumb ass any day.

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  5. I liked her, you can't say what might have happened if the government had acted on intelligence, plenty of experts are still arguing that case. All we can look at is what did happen. She also stood up to the EU and I'm sure glad she outwitted Scargill and his thugs. Best prime minister we've had since Churchill.

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  6. I agree with Gillian on this one. She made a lot more positive changes to the country than negative ones.

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  7. There were certain parts of the country that loved her and parts that hated her. I don't think there was any ambivalance towards her at all. Here in Merseyside she was loathed, but at the time the local council thought Tony Benn was a bit right wing.

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  8. Even if you were a fan of Thatcher (which I'm not myself) I think a state funeral is a little excessive. Am I right in thinking the last prime minister to get a state funeral was Churchill in the 60s?

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