Thatcherites and Tories alike are singing the praises of Margaret Thatcher, and denouncing the protests and attacks on the late baroness as disrespectful and barbaric.
Barbaric should be the word applied to the policies of Thatcher. Barbaric are her active and unconscionable support for the regime of General Augusto Pinochet. Barbaric is the description of Nelson Mandela as a terrorist and the refusal to impose sanctions on apartheid South Africa. Barbaric is homophobia being written into statute, on the highest numbers of unemployed people this country has ever known and on the destruction of manufacturing without a care for the communities laid waste in the policy’s wake. Barbaric is Thatcherism itself.
That’s all from me. Leon will be able to post soon so you’ll get nice, regular news updates. Until then, you’ll have to put up with me. Wish Leon a good wedding.