Danny Breslin

How it is…

I Shed No Tears

Courtesy The Guardian

Courtesy The Guardian

I don’t want to get political, I try to keep it light as you know. I also don’t wish to speak ill of the dead but until I see the stake through her heart, the head seperated from the body and wolfsbane stuffed in her mouth to stop her rising again, I won’t sleep at night.

I cannot fathom why they want to give Margaret Thatcher – The Blue Witch – a state funeral, she was the most unpopular primeminister since…well…ever. That was until the The Falklands War when we got all patriotic and she set herself up as the great conqueror , successor to Winston Churchill and Boudicca. I don’t remember many bullets whizzing past her sainted head at Goose Green! Men gave their lives and she fed off it like all parasite politicians.

She sold off all our national assets to the highest foriegn bidder, destroyed manufacturing and heavy industry, tore apart whole communities that relied on their local industry such as coal mines, steelworks, dockyards etc. and made the gulf between rich and poor so wide it became insurmountable. Where there was harmony she sowed discord. She caused riots in the streets through her wicked policies that caused mass unemployment and social deprivation and the evil poll tax which caused so much civil unrest they had to oust her from office. She took the Great out of Great Britain yet we’re burying her like a national heroine? She should have been hung as a traitor!

A few years ago they were discussing putting taxpayers money aside for when she popped her clogs, the Scottish comedian Frankie Boyle said that we’d be better off using the money to buy a shovel for every single person in Scotland and they’d dig a hole so deep that they could deliver her to Satan personally.

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April 13, 2013 - Posted by | A Punch in the Face | , , , , , ,

20 Comments »

  1. Well said. ‘Thatcher, rest in piss’ 🙂

    Comment by Judith Willems | April 13, 2013 | Reply

  2. Most unpopular prime minister? Or longest serving prime minister?
    Selling asset = exchanging something in return for money. Have you ever done such a thing yourself?
    Destroying heavy industry? Or was that because it’s cheaper to manufacture goods in other countries where costs are lower?
    etc.

    Comment by Steve Morris | April 13, 2013 | Reply

    • Length of service proves nothing except the backing of the Murdoch papers, it doesn’t mean she was great; George W. served 2 terms for Christ’s sake. Also, it is a fact that she was Britain’s most unpopular PM prior to the Falklands and without the jingoism whipped up by her cronies following that conflict she would never have lasted that long or got the concensus to push through her financial policies.
      Selling assets that belong to others for the benefit of you and your pals is a criminal act and no, I have never done such a thing.
      Investing in our industries might have made them more competitive rather than just letting them go along with the livelihoods of the people and their families who depended on them and who can’t afford stocks and shares.
      That said, thanks for your visit and sharing your views Steve.

      Comment by Danny Breslin | April 13, 2013 | Reply

      • Length of service proves that she was more popular than the Labour alternative, even if she wasn’t popular with you.
        She sold assets that belonged to the state and the state received the money.
        I am not on a crusade to defend Thatcher, I am trying to state facts.

        Comment by Steve Morris | April 13, 2013

  3. I realise that, I wasn’t suggesting that you fancied her. lol
    I think she changed the face of politics and yes the country was, how can I put this? Going a bit stale? Maybe. Yet we are asked to show compassion for a woman who had none herself and who I blame, along with all who followed on both sides of the house, for the crappy state of the country both financially and socially.

    Comment by Danny Breslin | April 13, 2013 | Reply

  4. No love lost here…

    Comment by bulldog | April 13, 2013 | Reply

  5. Times like this i wish wasn’t an atheist… for there should be a hell for Thatcher

    Comment by john zande | April 13, 2013 | Reply

    • If there is a hell, then that is where she is already planning its privatisation and tormenting the devil himself.

      Comment by Danny Breslin | April 14, 2013 | Reply

  6. I do see your point of view. To be frank I am not from the UK but do hold an opinion from what I have seen of Margaret Thatcher from outside. I believe she was the “White Knight” who rescued the UK economy from certain demise in the ’70s. I can understand folks blaming her for the rising inequality but is that not a given when a Capitalism economic model is followed? Further did she have a choice.

    Shakti

    Comment by Shakti Ghosal | April 13, 2013 | Reply

    • The damaging policies she put in place back then and built upon by subsequent PMs including the war criminal Tony Blair (who let’s face it was the spawn of Thatcher) are still reverberating to this day. Without the deregulation we wouldn’t have had casino style banking which put us on our knees, we wouldn’t see the poor being made to stump up for their failings, we would see thriving industrial based communities, with investment we could have still ben an industrial powerhouse instead of a wasteland. We’d see less children in poverty, less crime, less social deprivation, less mental illness and depression, less mentally ill people living on the streets, less tax cuts for the richest in society while benefits are being cut for the poorest.
      The economy in the 70’s was growing at the same rate, around 2.4%, as when she was in power. In the 60s it was over 3% but after her in the 90s it was averaging 2.2%.
      This “White Knight” rode into town, pillaged it and burned it to the ground.

      Comment by Danny Breslin | April 17, 2013 | Reply

  7. Hmmm… Danny, that’s a lot of energy there and even more food for thought. My 17-year-old was asking me the other day why Londoners were celebrating Thatcher’s death (she happened well before his time). Perhaps I will point him to your blog… he will love your writing AND get educated too.

    Comment by mj | April 14, 2013 | Reply

  8. Nice one Danny! I didn’t fancy her much either.

    Comment by Yaz | April 14, 2013 | Reply

    • She seems to be sorely missed by those who profited from her policies but not by the communities that suffered.

      Comment by Danny Breslin | April 15, 2013 | Reply

  9. Och it was all a dominatrix thing.

    Comment by yerpirategunn | April 23, 2013 | Reply

  10. This post was very interesting as I’d heard various rumblings – especially how popular that song THE WITCH IS DEAD became.

    All the comments were equally interesting – you brought out some thought provoking stuff.

    Comment by WordsFallFromMyEyes | July 14, 2013 | Reply

    • Even after her death she was still dividing the country.

      Comment by Danny Breslin | July 14, 2013 | Reply


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