Thatcher Death Party Packs

Will you party when the Iron Lady is no more?

  • No, she was a great leader

    Votes: 112 70.9%
  • Yes, she was an evil witch

    Votes: 46 29.1%

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#1
Heard this on the radio earlier and couldn't see this anywhere else, and having seen the mixed reaction to Margaret Thatcher on other threads, thought this might evoke a bit of debate!

Party packs for celebrating the death of Baroness Thatcher, on sale at the TUC conference, were condemned yesterday as ‘grotesque and obscene’.

The boxes, which contain balloons, party whistles and indoor fireworks, were so popular that they sold out on the second day of the conference in Brighton.

The pack, sold by a socialist bookstall called Bookmark, is called Ding Dong, Thatcher’s Gone, and boasts on the cover that it contains ‘everything you need to celebrate the big day’.
http://www.dailymail.co.uk/news/art...shirts-death-condemned.html?ito=feeds-newsxml

So. Outrageous and should be banned? Good fun, bit of twisted humour? Or just what she deserves?
 

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#3
Couldn't care less myself but I predict that on the day it happens someone(s) will take it all to far and there will be cracked skulls and calls for independent enquiries before bedtime.

Let's face it, there aren't many people much under the age of forty for whom she even has any relevance, so it's all a bit silly.
 
#4
Fairly certain it was designed specifically to annoy the daily mail although.
To really rub it I'd have added Princess Di is still dead :)
 
#5
Fairly certain it was designed specifically to annoy the daily mail although.
To really rub it I'd have added Princess Di is still dead :)
I don't think your average Daily Mail-reading, Margaret Thatcher-loving individual had/has a great deal of time for Diana! :)
For what it is worth, the Death packs could have been a good piece of black humour, but the fact is they are not - they are a piss poor attack by a bunch of cretins who probably wouldn't know Thatcher if they bumped into her in the street (highly unlikely now, I know). Political posturing of the lowest order that does the left wing no favours.
 
#6
Let's face it, there aren't many people much under the age of forty for whom she even has any relevance, so it's all a bit silly.
But there are plenty my age and younger who think she does, a few people I know who are in their 20's spit absolute bile about Thatcher, as if she personally marched their family and the entire population of certain counties off to the gas chambers or something. I don't have any particular feelings either way about her, some things she got right, others she messed up, as has every other government in history. These ones who hate her so much are also people who praise everything Labour did and refuse to acknowledge any of the many **** ups they made...
 
#8
But there are plenty my age and younger who think she does, a few people I know who are in their 20's spit absolute bile about Thatcher, as if she personally marched their family and the entire population of certain counties off to the gas chambers or something. I don't have any particular feelings either way about her, some things she got right, others she messed up, as has every other government in history. These ones who hate her so much are also people who praise everything Labour did and refuse to acknowledge any of the many **** ups they made...
Yes, people who will vote Labour all their lives and whose children will vote Labour all their lives, without the slightest notion of why or who/what they are even voting for.

I suppose there's a Tory equivalent. But it's slightly easier to see where they're coming from. If you're in a particular class/income bracket the Tories will benefit you - No doubt. Much less clear cut that Labour will put more in anyone's pocket, other than their own.
 
#9
Mush_lass is studying PPE at uni, she says the lecturers have Thatcher in the same bucket as Hitler, Stalin, Mussolini and Pol Pot. Fortunately she's sensible enough to ignore such rubbish and ask her dad for unbiased views instead.
 
#10
Yes, people who will vote Labour all their lives and whose children will vote Labour all their lives, without the slightest notion of why or who/what they are even voting for.

I suppose there's a Tory equivalent. But it's slightly easier to see where they're coming from. If you're in a particular class/income bracket the Tories will benefit you - No doubt. Much less clear cut that Labour will put more in anyone's pocket, other than their own.
The difference is that yes many labout voters would elect a pig if it was wearing a red rosette, and the few that look for an alternative have looked at Liberals and seen what's happened, or gone for the BNP. Whereas the equivalent Tories are shipping their votes to UKIP in large enough numbers to split the vote.
 
#11
The lecturers need replacing then.
Jobs for life mate, security of tenure and all that. Children of the 60's I'm afraid who's views were developed during the vietnam era.
 
#12
I am/was no fan of Thatcher. But whatever she was (I'm from a coal mining background mind you). I still see it as bad form. Bad manners are un called for. Especially when you look at her policies which at worse made people miserable and unemployed.
Blairs/Labours subsequent policies(in particular his foreign policies) got thousands of people killed.
For nowt!
Thatcher was a ruthless cow. Still hope she goes peacefully though. In her sleep.
 
#13
What do you expect,it's the Trade Union of Cretins,annual bash,you don't expect them to shoulder the blame,for what happened to the Trade Unions in the 80's,do you? ;-)
 
#16
I think the idea is very silly and childish, just like the people who are responsible for it.
For all the hate and bile that is thrown at her Maggie Thatcher was the democraticaly elected leader of the country.
That means more people voted for her than for the labour party that stood against her and the loony left have trouble coming to terms with that.
She was also a world class statesman (Or stateswomen), who raised our country's status on the world stage, unlike Tony Blair or Gormless Brown.
 
#18
It's fricking outrageous! How dare they 'smirch our Saint Maggie!

There should be at least a whole week of mourning when she rolls a seven.

But as for death celebrations, well Scargil snuffing it would be a time of great rejoicing! Party on! Tip him from his death-bed and dance on his grave! Bloody trouble he caused back then... I tell ya, if there was ever a fifth column in this country it's the unions! Curse them.


Afterthough: I thought this was in the Naafi section. Oh well, never mind...
 
#19
The irony of some on here moaning about childishness! Anyhow, other than saying good riddance when she does croak I'll not be giving it anymore thought other than to say it was the Tories who****ed her off for all their salivating.
 
#20
It's a bit sad that they see fit to bully an old lady who doesn't have long to live. It also says quite a lot about the maturity level on display.

The most interesting part is that they don't seem to have considered the effects on their own message. It's the real world equivalent of making an otherwise sound post irrelevant by using childish and pre-opinionated terms like 'bLiar' or 'cronies'.
 
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