Meanwhile as I predicted...

  Quickbeam 08:29 AM 18 Apr 13
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several years ago. 'While the south of England holds a state funeral, the old mining communities will hold street parties with bunting and jelly and ice cream'.

Brian Rix farce in Goldthorpe...

  woodchip 11:09 AM 18 Apr 13

They said at the time after she had been in power for some time, reducing care industry and its suppliers, plus Mines. That she had made Britten into a Nation of Shopkeepers. As she decimated Manufacturing

  woodchip 11:09 AM 18 Apr 13

Car not Care

  Woolwell 12:23 PM 18 Apr 13

What has Brian Rix got to do with it?

  Quickbeam 12:57 PM 18 Apr 13

You don't see the farce in still clinging onto such deep rooted hatred and blame pointing for 30 years instead of just getting on with life? All it lacked was for Scargill to appear and drop his kex before the effigy.

Nothing stays the same forever, we have to move on. Hopefully this will act as a closure for some, but I doubt it. It is however an important piece of social history to balance the gratuitous and hysterical euphoria of the week before from the pro Maggie camp.

Both extremes have been equally as bad.

  fourm member 13:24 PM 18 Apr 13

30 years? Bah! That's nothing. There's still people in Scotland looking for revenge for Edward I.

  Forum Editor 13:54 PM 18 Apr 13

A triumph for the media journalists who encouraged these people to act in such a ridiculous fashion. A sad day for the people who allowed themselves to be manipulated like children for the cameras.

  pabby 14:16 PM 18 Apr 13

Quickbeam

She's dead, gone and doing a bob dylan ( blowing in the wind).

Even her home town, place of birth were and still are divided in having her statue there.

They do the same every year for Guy Fawkes, hold parties, set off fireworks and have a jolly good time. Some thought he was evil, some thought they had a good cause.

  fourm member 16:42 PM 18 Apr 13

FM

If only there were parallel universes you could ask two questions;

  1. Shall we go to the Thatcher party?
  2. Shall we go to the Thatcher party? There will be cameras.

Talk of people with long memories is a reminder that you will still find people who are sure that the troubles in Northern Ireland wouldn't have got out of hand if the press hadn't encouraged youngsters to provide good visuals in the early days.

  bumpkin 17:40 PM 18 Apr 13

fourm member,

"Talk of people with long memories is a reminder that you will still find people who are sure that the troubles in Northern Ireland wouldn't have got out of hand if the press hadn't encouraged youngsters to provide good visuals in the early days.

The media have a lot to answer for but what is the alternative.

  fourm member 20:19 PM 18 Apr 13

bumpkin

Perhaps, a better informed population willing to confront bad behaviour by the media.

You'll never stop people from playing up for the cameras but you have to hope that more of those seeing the images will ask how those scenes came to be.

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