It's ironic that on here the same people bleating about their inability to earn any money from photography are often the same people that think the unholy alliance of Thatcher and Murdock did society a favour by smashing the power of the unions. So now publications won't pay for stuff which the NUJ used to be able to demand that everyone was paid a reasonable rate and that jolly amateurs couldn't undercut those who needed to feed their children by getting their photos published.
I do and whilst I mourn her passing I will also enjoy remembering all the good she did. I'm off to watch youtube videos of her wiping the floor with Kinnock at PMQ's, handbagging the WEAK euro lot and her cleverly thought out put downs to those who were trying to slate her. R.I.P. Mrs T and I will raise my glass in your memory next Wednesday.
It amuses me that all you trotsky lefties who are berating her, actually believe the things you're coming out with.
This has to be the greatest irony. Is he having a laugh? Thatcher wanted to bring in ID cards for ANYONE going to a football match. This was on the recommendation of one David Evans, an extremely right-wing loadsamoney businessman who became a Tory MP and one of Thatcher's greatest champions. Evans was also chairman of Luton Town FC. The recommendation followed the riot that followed Millwall's FA Cup game at Luton in 1985. Thatcher was keen to take it up -- and bash ordinary honest-to-goodness football fans from going to a game into the bargain. Even the police said the scheme was unfair and unworkable. Ted Croker (I believe), Secretary of the FA, told Thatcher infamously at a meeting over the plan: "Our clubs don't want your hooligans in our grounds." The scheme was dropped. Evans, of course, took up the cudgel himself and banned all away supporters from Kenilworth Road, turning it into an impenetrable fortress. Luton Town, then an old First Division (now Premiership) team, played every home game to a distinct advantage. Added to which they installed a notorious plastic pitch, giving them even greater advantage. Prior to all this I recall attending a game at Kenilworth Road on a neutral part of the terracing back in the old Second Division. I witnessed some of the worst thuggery I've experienced at a game -- dished out by Luton's lovely fans towards any opposing supporter who happend to be standing there.carshaltonkevFrom the Daily Mail website- "...Wigan chairman Dave Whelan has called for a one-minute silence in honour of Baroness Margaret Thatcher. The former Prime Minister died yesterday, aged 87 after suffering a stroke. Whelan, whose Wigan side face Millwall in their FA Cup semi-final clash on Saturday, believes football fans should pay their respects to the deceased prime Minister." Oh come on! A one minute silence at Wembley in the FA Cup semi final against Millwall?! Will this be strictly observed?!
What was it Churchill said about making enemies? Something to do with actually achieving something wasn't it? John Smith died well before he had time to prove himself (and **** up a few times on the way)carshaltonkevInterestingly, when the Labour Party Leader, John Smith, died young of a heart attack in 1994, I cannot recall one bad word was ever said about him. OK John Smith had not been in power, but the contrast with the death of Margaret Thatcher is total.
Anyway, this is just the rantings of a "looney leftie". (According to a previous post.) Maybe I should emigrate to Ireland where she is really universally despised and the car horns are still celebrating her death?! I am not celebrating her death. I am just trying to cope with all the stories about her being so great and so wonderful. I disagree!