A Thatcher makeover for May

I well remember Maggie Thatcher’s death 5 years ago.
I was working near Trafalgar Square, and as I descended into Charing Cross tube a newspaper vendor hollered “Iron Lady dies, read all about it!”

I shouted back, to the surprise of some commuters “She died 40 years too late!”
Thatcher, the “milk snatcher” of the early 1970’s, and our commander in chief who personally ordered the death of hundreds of Argentinian sailors in the retreating Belgrano warship in the 1982 Falkland Islands conflict, made the most of a war we would never lose.

Incredibly she quoted St Francis of Assisi saying 
Where there is discord, may we bring harmony.
Where there is error, may we bring truth.
Where there is doubt, may we bring faith.
And where there is despair, may we bring hope.”

Lovely words. But by gum. It’s one thing for a Saint to quote them.
But an entirely different thing for anyone else.

A couple of days later I was on the train to north, home.

A couple sat in the next compartment were talking about her death.
What seemed to disturb them was the popularity of a pop song which went on about “the witch is dead”.

Why on earth were they worried?
Here was a woman who had destroyed dozens of mining communities, yet they were concerned about her calmness?

I attach a video of Thatcher which shows that Thatcher killed hundreds of innocent lives.
And arguably that is what May is now doing in Syria.

Published by Rob

Now 70, I'm getting back into website development and brand protection, as well as showcasing the delightful artistic talents of my beautiful wife Lynne. My projection will encompass a lifetime of database marketing, as well as the Christian democratic socialist ideals of my wife and I.

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