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To think that these T-shirts are disgusting?

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GreenD Tue 11-Sep-12 18:14:15

Whatever you may think of her, this is hardly in good taste is it? It just makes the unions look bad to have this sort of thing on sale at their conference. Can you imagine the CBI having T-shirts looking forward to the deaths of Tony Benn, or Shirley Williams, on sale at their conference?

TidyGOLDDancer Tue 11-Sep-12 18:16:47

Hmmm. Tbf, it's true....

orangeandlemons Tue 11-Sep-12 18:17:38

I think I would be a dancer...................She killed off societyafter all.......

korvonia Tue 11-Sep-12 18:18:19

I do think Thatcher is a special case tbh

insancerre Tue 11-Sep-12 18:18:40

I have a bottle of bubbly cheap fizzy wine waiting in the fridge.......

McHappyPants2012 Tue 11-Sep-12 18:19:55


overmydeadbody Tue 11-Sep-12 18:20:42

I hate it when there aren't proper links on threads like this <sigh>

MrsTerrysChocolateOrange Tue 11-Sep-12 18:20:50

I don't wish death on anyone but she is, and will always be, at the top of my shit list.

McHappyPants2012 Tue 11-Sep-12 18:21:21

I don't think anyone would really dance on a grave < would they>

overmydeadbody Tue 11-Sep-12 18:21:26

Thank you HappyPants!

HeadfirstForHalos Tue 11-Sep-12 18:21:39

She made a lot of people's lives hell and didn't give a shit whilst doing it. Getting old or dying doesn't suddenly make you a nice person.

UnChartered Tue 11-Sep-12 18:21:50

yup, the woman who made my dad cry

polishing my taps shoes daily

TidyGOLDDancer Tue 11-Sep-12 18:25:01

I won't dance (poorly leg) but I certainly will pop a cork or two.

The woman was a blight on society and humanity.

TidyGOLDDancer Tue 11-Sep-12 18:25:29

Ooh that sounded like I'd killed her off already. I meant while in office she was a blight....

MrsTerrysChocolateOrange Tue 11-Sep-12 18:28:18

I always thought my DGF would die shouting at her. Every time she came on the TV he would go puce with rage and scream at her. We bought him a squeezy Thatcher face stress doll in the end.

He was; Scottish; poor; worked in the mills; lived in a coal mining town. He would have done a jig on her bones.

GreenD Tue 11-Sep-12 18:29:48

Well I think she was an excellent PM. I think it makes the unions and the left look very bad to have people celebrating the death of someone. I remember John Smith dying and the grief coming from the Tories was very genuine and moving. Labour and the TUC need to distance themselves from the people wearing these garments as much as possible, it just makes them look infantile and bitter.

Callisto Tue 11-Sep-12 18:29:55

She killed off society? Yes of course she did. hmm

The t-shirts are in very poor taste, but what can you expect from a bunch of brainless idiots who nearly killed off the British economy because they were so busy with their blinkered political point-scoring.

Blu Tue 11-Sep-12 18:33:29

I celebrated fit to bust when she was deposed and then when the remains of her gvt were voted out - but hate her as I did, she was elected by our democracy, and she is a human being and these T Shirts undermine the dignity of her opponents.

Sinking below the level of the enemy is not a good look.

UnChartered Tue 11-Sep-12 18:33:48

ah, but John Smith's passing also was the death of true socialism IMO

MrsTerrysChocolateOrange Tue 11-Sep-12 18:34:47

I think Tories can argue very eloquently about the Left destroying the economy (although what Gordon was supposed to do about a global downturn, I still don't know). However, if you were in certain places or certain groups during the Thatcher years, you would believe she destroyed society. Scotland, the North, coal-mining and industrial towns. They were left as wastelands with people who had, for generations done the hardest and most dangerous jobs left with nothing. There was nothing to retrain for, no jobs and no future for their kids.

As I said, I don't wish anyone dead but I also know why some might.

orangeandlemons Tue 11-Sep-12 18:34:57

Wasn't it Thatch who said There's no such thing as society?"

LadyBeagleEyes Tue 11-Sep-12 18:37:12

Actually, I remember reading an article at the time of John Smith's death, that there were a lot of jokes in bad taste from the Tory Backbenchers.

jamdonut Tue 11-Sep-12 18:39:05

I'm with you on this one GreenD.

TidyGOLDDancer Tue 11-Sep-12 18:39:42

I knew the OP would be a Thatcher fan, not just objecting to 'poor taste'.

GreenD Tue 11-Sep-12 18:41:50

I'd object to the T-shirts if they were looking forward to a Labour PM or MP. Even Blair or Brown.

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