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riots over margaret thachers death!

(79 Posts)
x2boys Wed 10-Apr-13 10:10:05

AIBU to be thinking if you were not even alive when margaret thatcher was in power why would you be partying over an old womens death?Yes I realise people have very strong feelings over her alleged legacy, but Labour was in power for nearly fourteen years and did nt right her alleged wrongs, its my personal opinon that the Blair/Brown government did far more damage to communities then maggie ever did but thats just a personal opinion.

extracrunchy Wed 10-Apr-13 10:11:22

Agreed. It's a bandwagon lots of people (who probably never even bothered to vote) are getting a kick out of jumping on.

nokidshere Wed 10-Apr-13 10:13:06

As I said yesterday, it doesn't matter if you were alive or not, if you agreed with her or not - anyone who thinks they have the right to destroy property and put innocent people in hospital to right their percieved wrongs are simply mindless thugs.

edwardsmum11 Wed 10-Apr-13 10:13:48

Just gonna cost most money for taxpayers and make country poorer. Seems idiotic andunlikely to make her come back to apologise...

ReturnOfEmeraldGreen Wed 10-Apr-13 10:22:55

??? confused

wibblyjelly Wed 10-Apr-13 10:24:10

Since her death, I've been shocked at the way some people are behaving. Did you know that 'ding dong the witch is dead' is number 2 in the charts at the moment? I'm disgusted to be honest sad

limitedperiodonly Wed 10-Apr-13 10:25:05

Calm down OP. There hasn't been any rioting, has there?

nokidshere Wed 10-Apr-13 10:30:18

Yes there has limited - not only has there been damage to property but more than one person is in hospital after being injured by these yobs!

Nerfmother Wed 10-Apr-13 10:32:53

Totally agree. The time to celebrate (if you really feel the need) was when she lost power. Its grim to celebrate her death.

x2boys Wed 10-Apr-13 10:33:56

No rioting yet but i heard [ actually i read in the paper] two twenty yr old were arrested fort looting after a death party, and there are apparent concerns over her funeral with remarks being made such as this will be the best party since the poll tax riots. I was five when she came into power and sixteen when she left downing street so her policies did not affect me directly just a little concerned i suppose after the riots of a couple of summers ago and how quickly they took hold of the country.

nokidshere Wed 10-Apr-13 10:38:01

x2boys there was rioting in Bristol and Liverpool as well as minor stuff elsewhere. A policeman is in critical condition and another person seriously injured.

nokidshere Wed 10-Apr-13 10:38:34

* has been - not there

maleview70 Wed 10-Apr-13 10:40:20

Rioters will always find an excuse to riot

On the other side the mail had 16 pages of thatcher yesterday!

16 pages.....

She was a prime minister for gods sake not the queen!

Is all this just because we won a war we were always going to win?

If it hadn't been for the Falklands she wouldn't have got past 1983.

limitedperiodonly Wed 10-Apr-13 10:42:02

No, nokidshere there haven't been riots. As you say, there has been damage to property and arrests for opportunistic looting - two in Brixton, last time I checked.

I'm not saying that's right. I'm saying it's not a riot.

nokidshere Wed 10-Apr-13 10:44:55

limited large groups of people throwing missiles and paint bombs at shops and buildings, looting and setting fires while dancing around singing the witch is dead is rioting as far as I am concerned ... not to mention personal injury to non rioters.

The images on our local news station were clear enough to see!

x2boys Wed 10-Apr-13 10:47:52

I heard rumours there were going to be riots but now they have been confirmed thankyou nokids its getting out of hand also george galloway has made some pretty disgusting comments ok the labour party were never going to be her biggest fans but he is an mp fgs. yes male view i understand what you are saying but the mail is extreme in its right wing views although i agree 16 pages was a bit far!

limitedperiodonly Wed 10-Apr-13 10:49:50

Oh, OP so, you are just old enough to remember 1981 when Brixton actually burned and the police couldn't get in for almost 24 hours, or the same year when the same thing happened in Toxteth, Bristol and Birmingham.

And you must remember the miners' strike in 1984, Broadwater Farm in 1985, the Poll Tax riot in central London in 1990 and of course, the riots in the summer of 2011.

Not had anything on that scale, have we? We might, but do try to remain calm until then.

slug Wed 10-Apr-13 10:52:12
limitedperiodonly Wed 10-Apr-13 10:53:09

Actually, OP you sound almost excited at the prospect of rioting, which is as distasteful in my book as celebrating a death.

Lovecat Wed 10-Apr-13 10:53:31

Get with the times, x2boys, Galloway hasn't been a labour MP since 2003!

nokidshere Wed 10-Apr-13 10:55:42

limited why does it matter what the scale is? Rioting is rioting and is never justified on any scale. Nor is it justified for any reason. ever.

Mrsrobertduvall Wed 10-Apr-13 10:59:16

Barnado's shop window broken and looted in Brixton.
How low do these people get.

limitedperiodonly Wed 10-Apr-13 11:05:20

nokidshere scale is important when you're charging people because you want to get a conviction.

So those two women in Brixton have been arrested on suspicion of burglary which is what they allegedly did. Not an offence of violent public disorder, which is what people get charged with after a riot.

I wouldn't be happy if it was my window that got broken or I had to stay in to avoid trouble.

But there are people in Brixton who do remember the last time there was a riot there and they'd know and dread the difference.

DolomitesDonkey Wed 10-Apr-13 11:26:35

The left have never been too hot on maths, so protesting against her, and in support of the "poor working-class man" they demonstrate their anger of money spent by rioting (which is free) - and breaking in to a charity shop ( the privileged bastards). confused

x2boys Wed 10-Apr-13 11:27:00

I sound excited at rioting do i i,m a normal working mum with two little boys so i,m not exactly over the moon at the prospect of rioters no!yes i vaguley remember brixton, toxteth ,miners strike but i was a small child so i cant say i remember it all that well i think my choice of words is prhaps being misinterpreted my intention was ent the actual rioters as such i,m just wondering why anybody would celebrate an old ladies death paticularly those who were not even born when she was in power also did you know she had dementia i was a staff nurse ona dementia ward for six years horrible vile illness and i would nt wish it on anyone actually illnessess there are many typesof dementia! sorry i forgot george galloway was ent an mp any more

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