Tuesday, April 09, 2013

No tears for Margaret Thatcher

Margaret Thatcher is dead. Around the world tories will be weeping, and demanding that others share their grief. Fuck them. Thatcher was a horrible person who inflicted terrible suffering on the UK, and her victims will rightly be lining up to piss on her grave. But while the woman is dead, her political project lives on - and its that we have to kill.

Meanwhile, we can rejoice in the final irony: the woman who declared that there was "no such thing as society" died a hypocrite, receiving an enormous state pension and £100,000-plus a year in "expenses". And she'll be getting an enormous state-funded funeral. If she stood by her beliefs, rather than just espousing them as a mask for hating the poor, she'd be paying for it all herself.