Campaign to get Burnley band's Margaret Thatcher song to number 1

A CAMPAIGN has been launched to get a Burnley band’s homage to Lady Thatcher to number one - for the week of her funeral.

Lead vocalist Mike Hargreaves, of Notsensibles, was appalled with moves to ensure ‘Ding Dong The Witch Is Dead’ secures the top spot tomorrow ((SUN)).

And he hopes a resurgence of interest in their 1979 classic - ‘I’m In Love With Margaret Thatcher’ - would pip the ‘derogatory’ track to pole position.

Promoter Susie Delooze said: “The idea came from Mike because there had been a lot of talk about Ding Dong The Witch Is Dead.

“Whether you like her or not the band thought that their song was more tongue-in-cheek and not so horrible towards the lady and her family.

“Hopefully, it will reach a much wider audience and be more respectful than other songs.”

The 70s version of I’m In Love... had an original pressing of just 1,000 copies and was released to ‘celebrate’ the Iron Lady’s election in 1979.

But due to popular demand it was re-released through Snotty Snail Records a year later and became their signature tune.

Last year the band, which also includes guitarist Stephen Hartley, with Roger Rawlinson on keyboards, Gary Brown on bass and drummer Kevin Hemingway, enjoyed a mini-revival.

Following a series of gigs at the Trades Club in Hebden Bridge, they made an appearance at punk festival Rebellion 2012 and released a greatest hits package.

People can support the band’s campaign via Facebook by logging on to www.facebook.com/NumberOneForMaggie.

Yesterday afternoon, the page had almost 200 ‘likes’.

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11:23am Sat 13 Apr 13

happycyclist says...

Crass.
Crass. happycyclist

11:40am Sat 13 Apr 13

Excluded again says...

I assume that if this song charts, the BBC will refuse to play it in the chart rundown. Or will there be censorship of Boom Boom the Witch is Dead, but not of I'm In Love With Margaret Thatcher.

If you are going to have censorship, you should at least have consistent censorship.
I assume that if this song charts, the BBC will refuse to play it in the chart rundown. Or will there be censorship of Boom Boom the Witch is Dead, but not of I'm In Love With Margaret Thatcher. If you are going to have censorship, you should at least have consistent censorship. Excluded again

11:46am Sat 13 Apr 13

sean_brfc says...

I bet he's promoting it for number one. What a nice windfall it would be for him.
I bet he's promoting it for number one. What a nice windfall it would be for him. sean_brfc

11:52am Sat 13 Apr 13

useyourhead says...

snowballs chance of that happening, it would have to get to number one in two days, ding dong is probably already there. I think the BBC have agreed to play a bit of it but cut it short as a compromise. no doubt it will be on a loop in Trafalgar square tonight!
snowballs chance of that happening, it would have to get to number one in two days, ding dong is probably already there. I think the BBC have agreed to play a bit of it but cut it short as a compromise. no doubt it will be on a loop in Trafalgar square tonight! useyourhead

12:07pm Sat 13 Apr 13

chris283 says...

personally i think the song should be banned she does have children and grand children give a bit of respect you scumbags she made Britain great again
personally i think the song should be banned she does have children and grand children give a bit of respect you scumbags she made Britain great again chris283

12:20pm Sat 13 Apr 13

Chris P Bacon says...

chris283 wrote:
personally i think the song should be banned she does have children and grand children give a bit of respect you scumbags she made Britain great again
Not commenting on the song but only the seriously deluded could agree with the hysterical right-wing press in their assertion she somehow 'made Britain great again'.
[quote][p][bold]chris283[/bold] wrote: personally i think the song should be banned she does have children and grand children give a bit of respect you scumbags she made Britain great again[/p][/quote]Not commenting on the song but only the seriously deluded could agree with the hysterical right-wing press in their assertion she somehow 'made Britain great again'. Chris P Bacon

12:26pm Sat 13 Apr 13

useyourhead says...

chris283 wrote:
personally i think the song should be banned she does have children and grand children give a bit of respect you scumbags she made Britain great again
they can ban it, who cares, just as with the Pistols, the people have spoken!
[quote][p][bold]chris283[/bold] wrote: personally i think the song should be banned she does have children and grand children give a bit of respect you scumbags she made Britain great again[/p][/quote]they can ban it, who cares, just as with the Pistols, the people have spoken! useyourhead

12:48pm Sat 13 Apr 13

Excluded again says...

chris283 wrote:
personally i think the song should be banned she does have children and grand children give a bit of respect you scumbags she made Britain great again
Which song should be banned? Boom Boom, the Witch is Dead or I'm in Love with Margaret Thatcher? Or both?

Maybe you think only songs whose message you disagree with should be banned, but those whose message you agree with should be played?

Or perhaps we need a longer list of banned songs? Maggie May, Maggie's Farm, Stand Down Margaret for starters?
[quote][p][bold]chris283[/bold] wrote: personally i think the song should be banned she does have children and grand children give a bit of respect you scumbags she made Britain great again[/p][/quote]Which song should be banned? Boom Boom, the Witch is Dead or I'm in Love with Margaret Thatcher? Or both? Maybe you think only songs whose message you disagree with should be banned, but those whose message you agree with should be played? Or perhaps we need a longer list of banned songs? Maggie May, Maggie's Farm, Stand Down Margaret for starters? Excluded again

1:28pm Sat 13 Apr 13

useyourhead says...

Excluded again wrote:
chris283 wrote:
personally i think the song should be banned she does have children and grand children give a bit of respect you scumbags she made Britain great again
Which song should be banned? Boom Boom, the Witch is Dead or I'm in Love with Margaret Thatcher? Or both?

Maybe you think only songs whose message you disagree with should be banned, but those whose message you agree with should be played?

Or perhaps we need a longer list of banned songs? Maggie May, Maggie's Farm, Stand Down Margaret for starters?
or get the title right at least, boom boom?
[quote][p][bold]Excluded again[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]chris283[/bold] wrote: personally i think the song should be banned she does have children and grand children give a bit of respect you scumbags she made Britain great again[/p][/quote]Which song should be banned? Boom Boom, the Witch is Dead or I'm in Love with Margaret Thatcher? Or both? Maybe you think only songs whose message you disagree with should be banned, but those whose message you agree with should be played? Or perhaps we need a longer list of banned songs? Maggie May, Maggie's Farm, Stand Down Margaret for starters?[/p][/quote]or get the title right at least, boom boom? useyourhead

1:33pm Sat 13 Apr 13

Patty B says...

Excluded again wrote:
chris283 wrote:
personally i think the song should be banned she does have children and grand children give a bit of respect you scumbags she made Britain great again
Which song should be banned? Boom Boom, the Witch is Dead or I'm in Love with Margaret Thatcher? Or both?

Maybe you think only songs whose message you disagree with should be banned, but those whose message you agree with should be played?

Or perhaps we need a longer list of banned songs? Maggie May, Maggie's Farm, Stand Down Margaret for starters?
Tramp the Dirt Down by Elvis Costello, Ivory Madonna by UB40, several John Cooper Clarke poems, loads more. Let the Apologista come up with one pean TO Thatcher as opposed to the hundreds against her.
[quote][p][bold]Excluded again[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]chris283[/bold] wrote: personally i think the song should be banned she does have children and grand children give a bit of respect you scumbags she made Britain great again[/p][/quote]Which song should be banned? Boom Boom, the Witch is Dead or I'm in Love with Margaret Thatcher? Or both? Maybe you think only songs whose message you disagree with should be banned, but those whose message you agree with should be played? Or perhaps we need a longer list of banned songs? Maggie May, Maggie's Farm, Stand Down Margaret for starters?[/p][/quote]Tramp the Dirt Down by Elvis Costello, Ivory Madonna by UB40, several John Cooper Clarke poems, loads more. Let the Apologista come up with one pean TO Thatcher as opposed to the hundreds against her. Patty B

1:37pm Sat 13 Apr 13

Interocitor says...

Anyway, it's got the band some publicity and a few download sales. Ever get the feeling you've been cheated?
Anyway, it's got the band some publicity and a few download sales. Ever get the feeling you've been cheated? Interocitor

2:46pm Sat 13 Apr 13

woolywords says...

I like Margaret Thatcher more now, than I did during her time in office.
And it strongly hoped that those of her ilk, who blindly follow the Keynesian economic dogma, wither away in the not to distant future. Their policies have done nothing to improve the quality of anyone's life except those of the 'get rich quick spivs' that it spawned.
I seriously doubt if any home North of the Watford Gap, will want to sit and watch her sycophantic acolytes spew forth venal praise of her life. More that they will be hard at work, earning the obscene £10Million that this farcical charade is going to cost the taxpayer.

Sic Semper Tyrannis!
I like Margaret Thatcher more now, than I did during her time in office. And it strongly hoped that those of her ilk, who blindly follow the Keynesian economic dogma, wither away in the not to distant future. Their policies have done nothing to improve the quality of anyone's life except those of the 'get rich quick spivs' that it spawned. I seriously doubt if any home North of the Watford Gap, will want to sit and watch her sycophantic acolytes spew forth venal praise of her life. More that they will be hard at work, earning the obscene £10Million that this farcical charade is going to cost the taxpayer. Sic Semper Tyrannis! woolywords

3:12pm Sat 13 Apr 13

darwenTower says...

chris283 wrote:
personally i think the song should be banned she does have children and grand children give a bit of respect you scumbags she made Britain great again
Tell us more Chris.

You're plainly a genius, not sharing your knowledge and ideas with the rest of us would be selfish.
[quote][p][bold]chris283[/bold] wrote: personally i think the song should be banned she does have children and grand children give a bit of respect you scumbags she made Britain great again[/p][/quote]Tell us more Chris. You're plainly a genius, not sharing your knowledge and ideas with the rest of us would be selfish. darwenTower

4:46pm Sat 13 Apr 13

chris283 says...

darwen tower so your telling me its respectful to rip this woman she has family you tell me your the one with all the brains
darwen tower so your telling me its respectful to rip this woman she has family you tell me your the one with all the brains chris283

5:13pm Sat 13 Apr 13

useyourhead says...

chris283 wrote:
darwen tower so your telling me its respectful to rip this woman she has family you tell me your the one with all the brains
surely one can only be respectful to someone you respect?
[quote][p][bold]chris283[/bold] wrote: darwen tower so your telling me its respectful to rip this woman she has family you tell me your the one with all the brains[/p][/quote]surely one can only be respectful to someone you respect? useyourhead

5:48pm Sat 13 Apr 13

darwenTower says...

chris283 wrote:
darwen tower so your telling me its respectful to rip this woman she has family you tell me your the one with all the brains
No, not necessarily.

Though I would like you to demonstrate at what point, pre-Thatcher, Britain stopped being great and what she did to remedy that.

Thanks in advance.
[quote][p][bold]chris283[/bold] wrote: darwen tower so your telling me its respectful to rip this woman she has family you tell me your the one with all the brains[/p][/quote]No, not necessarily. Though I would like you to demonstrate at what point, pre-Thatcher, Britain stopped being great and what she did to remedy that. Thanks in advance. darwenTower

6:57pm Sat 13 Apr 13

chris283 says...

its called the fauklands war you fool you do not know nout
its called the fauklands war you fool you do not know nout chris283

8:42pm Sat 13 Apr 13

Good call says...

Excluded again wrote:
I assume that if this song charts, the BBC will refuse to play it in the chart rundown. Or will there be censorship of Boom Boom the Witch is Dead, but not of I'm In Love With Margaret Thatcher.

If you are going to have censorship, you should at least have consistent censorship.
Does anyone still pay the tv licence fee, which funds the biased government front that is the BBC?
[quote][p][bold]Excluded again[/bold] wrote: I assume that if this song charts, the BBC will refuse to play it in the chart rundown. Or will there be censorship of Boom Boom the Witch is Dead, but not of I'm In Love With Margaret Thatcher. If you are going to have censorship, you should at least have consistent censorship.[/p][/quote]Does anyone still pay the tv licence fee, which funds the biased government front that is the BBC? Good call

10:01pm Sat 13 Apr 13

Stone Island: says...

chris283 wrote:
its called the fauklands war you fool you do not know nout
How you can call anyone a fool, is beyond belief. I think the bands name says everything about the people form Burnley.
[quote][p][bold]chris283[/bold] wrote: its called the fauklands war you fool you do not know nout[/p][/quote]How you can call anyone a fool, is beyond belief. I think the bands name says everything about the people form Burnley. Stone Island:

10:25pm Sat 13 Apr 13

Rappide says...

Dedicating songs to the Thatcher woman is nothing new. Youtube has quite a few which were written during her 'reign' of horror. For those who had no liking for her and her policies,( like myself,) Richard Thompson wrote Mother Knows Best about her and Walking in a Wasted Land.
Personally, I feel some surprise that Northerners don't recall the damage she did to many communities.........
....decimating industries and replacing them with 'service' and light manufacturing works. She was never on the side of the working person. Neither was she on the side of women despite the fact that the novelty of having a woman as PM excited many females to crow about her and emulate her. She just enjoyed the limelight.........fo
r herself.
And that's what she taught. Me, myself and I. The ideology of the individual. There is no such thing as society she said.
So that's her legacy for us. Complete and absolute selfishness and it has been that way since she was pushed out of office. Tony (B)liar was also her pinky gift to the so called Labour Party which has now truly lost it's way.
One more daft song about Thatcher will just make us think about her a bit more. She would have liked that.
Narcissistic megalomaniacs do.
Dedicating songs to the Thatcher woman is nothing new. Youtube has quite a few which were written during her 'reign' of horror. For those who had no liking for her and her policies,( like myself,) Richard Thompson wrote Mother Knows Best about her and Walking in a Wasted Land. Personally, I feel some surprise that Northerners don't recall the damage she did to many communities......... ....decimating industries and replacing them with 'service' and light manufacturing works. She was never on the side of the working person. Neither was she on the side of women despite the fact that the novelty of having a woman as PM excited many females to crow about her and emulate her. She just enjoyed the limelight.........fo r herself. And that's what she taught. Me, myself and I. The ideology of the individual. There is no such thing as society she said. So that's her legacy for us. Complete and absolute selfishness and it has been that way since she was pushed out of office. Tony (B)liar was also her pinky gift to the so called Labour Party which has now truly lost it's way. One more daft song about Thatcher will just make us think about her a bit more. She would have liked that. Narcissistic megalomaniacs do. Rappide

9:30am Sun 14 Apr 13

Jack Herer says...

darwenTower wrote:
chris283 wrote:
darwen tower so your telling me its respectful to rip this woman she has family you tell me your the one with all the brains
No, not necessarily.

Though I would like you to demonstrate at what point, pre-Thatcher, Britain stopped being great and what she did to remedy that.

Thanks in advance.
Whilst it never really stopped being totally great, Britain, and its industry was definitely brought to its knees in the 70s by the unions.

Maggie took on the unions. They needed taking on. Much as I don't want to generalise, the unions were, and in many cases still are, parasites to the British economy. The unions are often good to their members, but that is almost always to the detriment of the tax payer, and therefore society in general.

If you can tell me the positive impact which unions have on society in general, then I'm all ears.

Anyway, Britain was heading down the pan, led there by the union goons. Maggie stopped that rot. She was a positive influence on the country, fighting against strong union forces who were undeniably pushing things the other way.

Hope that helps your confusion :)
[quote][p][bold]darwenTower[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]chris283[/bold] wrote: darwen tower so your telling me its respectful to rip this woman she has family you tell me your the one with all the brains[/p][/quote]No, not necessarily. Though I would like you to demonstrate at what point, pre-Thatcher, Britain stopped being great and what she did to remedy that. Thanks in advance.[/p][/quote]Whilst it never really stopped being totally great, Britain, and its industry was definitely brought to its knees in the 70s by the unions. Maggie took on the unions. They needed taking on. Much as I don't want to generalise, the unions were, and in many cases still are, parasites to the British economy. The unions are often good to their members, but that is almost always to the detriment of the tax payer, and therefore society in general. If you can tell me the positive impact which unions have on society in general, then I'm all ears. Anyway, Britain was heading down the pan, led there by the union goons. Maggie stopped that rot. She was a positive influence on the country, fighting against strong union forces who were undeniably pushing things the other way. Hope that helps your confusion :) Jack Herer

9:39am Sun 14 Apr 13

Jack Herer says...

Rappide wrote:
Dedicating songs to the Thatcher woman is nothing new. Youtube has quite a few which were written during her 'reign' of horror. For those who had no liking for her and her policies,( like myself,) Richard Thompson wrote Mother Knows Best about her and Walking in a Wasted Land.
Personally, I feel some surprise that Northerners don't recall the damage she did to many communities.........

....decimating industries and replacing them with 'service' and light manufacturing works. She was never on the side of the working person. Neither was she on the side of women despite the fact that the novelty of having a woman as PM excited many females to crow about her and emulate her. She just enjoyed the limelight.........fo

r herself.
And that's what she taught. Me, myself and I. The ideology of the individual. There is no such thing as society she said.
So that's her legacy for us. Complete and absolute selfishness and it has been that way since she was pushed out of office. Tony (B)liar was also her pinky gift to the so called Labour Party which has now truly lost it's way.
One more daft song about Thatcher will just make us think about her a bit more. She would have liked that.
Narcissistic megalomaniacs do.
Yeah, the north in particular was certainly heading to greatness before Maggie came along.

Were British Leyland still producing cars by then though, I can't remember? The mills had certainly closed by then.

Face facts. The north was running head long into decline before Maggie arrived. Our industry was already decimated, not least by the unions. Blaming the results of an already crap situation on her is denying reality.

I wouldn't think of her legacy as the ideology of the individual therefore, but of the ideology of individual WORTH. There's a huge difference.
[quote][p][bold]Rappide[/bold] wrote: Dedicating songs to the Thatcher woman is nothing new. Youtube has quite a few which were written during her 'reign' of horror. For those who had no liking for her and her policies,( like myself,) Richard Thompson wrote Mother Knows Best about her and Walking in a Wasted Land. Personally, I feel some surprise that Northerners don't recall the damage she did to many communities......... ....decimating industries and replacing them with 'service' and light manufacturing works. She was never on the side of the working person. Neither was she on the side of women despite the fact that the novelty of having a woman as PM excited many females to crow about her and emulate her. She just enjoyed the limelight.........fo r herself. And that's what she taught. Me, myself and I. The ideology of the individual. There is no such thing as society she said. So that's her legacy for us. Complete and absolute selfishness and it has been that way since she was pushed out of office. Tony (B)liar was also her pinky gift to the so called Labour Party which has now truly lost it's way. One more daft song about Thatcher will just make us think about her a bit more. She would have liked that. Narcissistic megalomaniacs do.[/p][/quote]Yeah, the north in particular was certainly heading to greatness before Maggie came along. Were British Leyland still producing cars by then though, I can't remember? The mills had certainly closed by then. Face facts. The north was running head long into decline before Maggie arrived. Our industry was already decimated, not least by the unions. Blaming the results of an already crap situation on her is denying reality. I wouldn't think of her legacy as the ideology of the individual therefore, but of the ideology of individual WORTH. There's a huge difference. Jack Herer

8:06pm Sun 14 Apr 13

jack daniels says...

chris283 wrote:
its called the fauklands war you fool you do not know nout
Do you mean the Falklands War?

Sorry but can you actually describe how sending 1000's of men to fight a war over a half barren rock actually made this country great again?

How many men didn't come back?
How many sons and daughters miss their dad?

In fact we almost lost it thanks to the stupidity of those in charge ( and who keeps all those men on board ships at anchor FFS?) so your first answer proves nothing.
[quote][p][bold]chris283[/bold] wrote: its called the fauklands war you fool you do not know nout[/p][/quote]Do you mean the Falklands War? Sorry but can you actually describe how sending 1000's of men to fight a war over a half barren rock actually made this country great again? How many men didn't come back? How many sons and daughters miss their dad? In fact we almost lost it thanks to the stupidity of those in charge ( and who keeps all those men on board ships at anchor FFS?) so your first answer proves nothing. jack daniels

8:34pm Sun 14 Apr 13

jack daniels says...

Jack Herer wrote:
darwenTower wrote:
chris283 wrote:
darwen tower so your telling me its respectful to rip this woman she has family you tell me your the one with all the brains
No, not necessarily.

Though I would like you to demonstrate at what point, pre-Thatcher, Britain stopped being great and what she did to remedy that.

Thanks in advance.
Whilst it never really stopped being totally great, Britain, and its industry was definitely brought to its knees in the 70s by the unions.

Maggie took on the unions. They needed taking on. Much as I don't want to generalise, the unions were, and in many cases still are, parasites to the British economy. The unions are often good to their members, but that is almost always to the detriment of the tax payer, and therefore society in general.

If you can tell me the positive impact which unions have on society in general, then I'm all ears.

Anyway, Britain was heading down the pan, led there by the union goons. Maggie stopped that rot. She was a positive influence on the country, fighting against strong union forces who were undeniably pushing things the other way.

Hope that helps your confusion :)
Oh dear...

so many mistakes in such a small comment

Not all unions are or have been part of the public sector. Some have been part of the private sector. It's this huge blatant FACT that totally screws up your deluded argument. But anyway....

Yes, the mills had declined, which is why places like Blackburn had turned to other forms manufacturing. Unfortunately, the witch thatcher decided to make a mess of what little work we had up here and sunk us into a recession in the early 90's that killed off what little employment there was.

As for British Leyland. It seems that the people of 'Great Britain' owned it back in 1975 (along with the gas, electric, trains, steel, coal, water, BP, BT, BA ect) and that it provided much needed work to the poor parts of our country. Unfortunately, you are correct, the greedy goon unionists failed to see the light of day and their stupidity caused it's privatised successor to close and be sold off to the Chinese communists.

On the other hand, it has always been the greed of the parasitic capitalist factory owners that has led to the people demanding fair wages and conditions. If we look back 160yrs to the plug plot riots which where brought on because the workers and their families where starving, we can see why the people of this nation needed a unified voice.

Would things have changed by themselves?

Would the Tories have made the changes? I seem to recall they didn't and it actually took a member of the royal family to intervene...

History shows us that the capitalist scum mill owners treated the common man like a slave and it took a few brave individuals (such as Rowntree and the newly formed union leaders) to show the scum the way forward.

In 1842 the starving people of Blackburn where shot by the British army
in 1982 the witch thatcher used the police for the same result...

Hope that helps your confusion.
[quote][p][bold]Jack Herer[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]darwenTower[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]chris283[/bold] wrote: darwen tower so your telling me its respectful to rip this woman she has family you tell me your the one with all the brains[/p][/quote]No, not necessarily. Though I would like you to demonstrate at what point, pre-Thatcher, Britain stopped being great and what she did to remedy that. Thanks in advance.[/p][/quote]Whilst it never really stopped being totally great, Britain, and its industry was definitely brought to its knees in the 70s by the unions. Maggie took on the unions. They needed taking on. Much as I don't want to generalise, the unions were, and in many cases still are, parasites to the British economy. The unions are often good to their members, but that is almost always to the detriment of the tax payer, and therefore society in general. If you can tell me the positive impact which unions have on society in general, then I'm all ears. Anyway, Britain was heading down the pan, led there by the union goons. Maggie stopped that rot. She was a positive influence on the country, fighting against strong union forces who were undeniably pushing things the other way. Hope that helps your confusion :)[/p][/quote]Oh dear... so many mistakes in such a small comment Not all unions are or have been part of the public sector. Some have been part of the private sector. It's this huge blatant FACT that totally screws up your deluded argument. But anyway.... Yes, the mills had declined, which is why places like Blackburn had turned to other forms manufacturing. Unfortunately, the witch thatcher decided to make a mess of what little work we had up here and sunk us into a recession in the early 90's that killed off what little employment there was. As for British Leyland. It seems that the people of 'Great Britain' owned it back in 1975 (along with the gas, electric, trains, steel, coal, water, BP, BT, BA ect) and that it provided much needed work to the poor parts of our country. Unfortunately, you are correct, the greedy goon unionists failed to see the light of day and their stupidity caused it's privatised successor to close and be sold off to the Chinese communists. On the other hand, it has always been the greed of the parasitic capitalist factory owners that has led to the people demanding fair wages and conditions. If we look back 160yrs to the plug plot riots which where brought on because the workers and their families where starving, we can see why the people of this nation needed a unified voice. Would things have changed by themselves? Would the Tories have made the changes? I seem to recall they didn't and it actually took a member of the royal family to intervene... History shows us that the capitalist scum mill owners treated the common man like a slave and it took a few brave individuals (such as Rowntree and the newly formed union leaders) to show the scum the way forward. In 1842 the starving people of Blackburn where shot by the British army in 1982 the witch thatcher used the police for the same result... Hope that helps your confusion. jack daniels

8:39pm Sun 14 Apr 13

jack daniels says...

Never in recent history has one person caused so much anger and disharmony to the working class. The woman was hated so much that even her own cabinet got rid of her.

She deserves everything she gets and this should be a lesson to future leaders - that we the people will be the one that write history.

Hopefully we will see the same kind of hatred when the poodle - Tony 'war monger' Blair pops his clogs
Never in recent history has one person caused so much anger and disharmony to the working class. The woman was hated so much that even her own cabinet got rid of her. She deserves everything she gets and this should be a lesson to future leaders - that we the people will be the one that write history. Hopefully we will see the same kind of hatred when the poodle - Tony 'war monger' Blair pops his clogs jack daniels

8:41pm Sun 14 Apr 13

jack daniels says...

Jack Herer wrote:
Rappide wrote:
Dedicating songs to the Thatcher woman is nothing new. Youtube has quite a few which were written during her 'reign' of horror. For those who had no liking for her and her policies,( like myself,) Richard Thompson wrote Mother Knows Best about her and Walking in a Wasted Land.
Personally, I feel some surprise that Northerners don't recall the damage she did to many communities.........


....decimating industries and replacing them with 'service' and light manufacturing works. She was never on the side of the working person. Neither was she on the side of women despite the fact that the novelty of having a woman as PM excited many females to crow about her and emulate her. She just enjoyed the limelight.........fo


r herself.
And that's what she taught. Me, myself and I. The ideology of the individual. There is no such thing as society she said.
So that's her legacy for us. Complete and absolute selfishness and it has been that way since she was pushed out of office. Tony (B)liar was also her pinky gift to the so called Labour Party which has now truly lost it's way.
One more daft song about Thatcher will just make us think about her a bit more. She would have liked that.
Narcissistic megalomaniacs do.
Yeah, the north in particular was certainly heading to greatness before Maggie came along.

Were British Leyland still producing cars by then though, I can't remember? The mills had certainly closed by then.

Face facts. The north was running head long into decline before Maggie arrived. Our industry was already decimated, not least by the unions. Blaming the results of an already crap situation on her is denying reality.

I wouldn't think of her legacy as the ideology of the individual therefore, but of the ideology of individual WORTH. There's a huge difference.
Just in case I've upset anyone with the 'W' word.

Oh dear...

so many mistakes in such a small comment

Not all unions are or have been part of the public sector. Some have been part of the private sector. It's this huge blatant FACT that totally screws up your deluded argument. But anyway....

Yes, the mills had declined, which is why places like Blackburn had turned to other forms manufacturing. Unfortunately, Lady thatcher decided to make a mess of what little work we had up here and sunk us into a recession in the early 90's that killed off what little employment there was.

As for British Leyland. It seems that the people of 'Great Britain' owned it back in 1975 (along with the gas, electric, trains, steel, coal, water, BP, BT, BA ect) and that it provided much needed work to the poor parts of our country. Unfortunately, you are correct, the greedy goon unionists failed to see the light of day and their stupidity caused it's privatised successor to close and be sold off to the Chinese communists.

On the other hand, it has always been the greed of the parasitic capitalist factory owners that has led to the people demanding fair wages and conditions. If we look back 160yrs to the plug plot riots which where brought on because the workers and their families where starving, we can see why the people of this nation needed a unified voice.

Would things have changed by themselves?

Would the Tories have made the changes? I seem to recall they didn't and it actually took a member of the royal family to intervene...

History shows us that the capitalist scum mill owners treated the common man like a slave and it took a few brave individuals (such as Rowntree and the newly formed union leaders) to show the scum the way forward.

In 1842 the starving people of Blackburn where shot by the British army
in 1982 Lady thatcher used the police for the same result...

Hope that helps your confusion.
[quote][p][bold]Jack Herer[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]Rappide[/bold] wrote: Dedicating songs to the Thatcher woman is nothing new. Youtube has quite a few which were written during her 'reign' of horror. For those who had no liking for her and her policies,( like myself,) Richard Thompson wrote Mother Knows Best about her and Walking in a Wasted Land. Personally, I feel some surprise that Northerners don't recall the damage she did to many communities......... ....decimating industries and replacing them with 'service' and light manufacturing works. She was never on the side of the working person. Neither was she on the side of women despite the fact that the novelty of having a woman as PM excited many females to crow about her and emulate her. She just enjoyed the limelight.........fo r herself. And that's what she taught. Me, myself and I. The ideology of the individual. There is no such thing as society she said. So that's her legacy for us. Complete and absolute selfishness and it has been that way since she was pushed out of office. Tony (B)liar was also her pinky gift to the so called Labour Party which has now truly lost it's way. One more daft song about Thatcher will just make us think about her a bit more. She would have liked that. Narcissistic megalomaniacs do.[/p][/quote]Yeah, the north in particular was certainly heading to greatness before Maggie came along. Were British Leyland still producing cars by then though, I can't remember? The mills had certainly closed by then. Face facts. The north was running head long into decline before Maggie arrived. Our industry was already decimated, not least by the unions. Blaming the results of an already crap situation on her is denying reality. I wouldn't think of her legacy as the ideology of the individual therefore, but of the ideology of individual WORTH. There's a huge difference.[/p][/quote]Just in case I've upset anyone with the 'W' word. Oh dear... so many mistakes in such a small comment Not all unions are or have been part of the public sector. Some have been part of the private sector. It's this huge blatant FACT that totally screws up your deluded argument. But anyway.... Yes, the mills had declined, which is why places like Blackburn had turned to other forms manufacturing. Unfortunately, Lady thatcher decided to make a mess of what little work we had up here and sunk us into a recession in the early 90's that killed off what little employment there was. As for British Leyland. It seems that the people of 'Great Britain' owned it back in 1975 (along with the gas, electric, trains, steel, coal, water, BP, BT, BA ect) and that it provided much needed work to the poor parts of our country. Unfortunately, you are correct, the greedy goon unionists failed to see the light of day and their stupidity caused it's privatised successor to close and be sold off to the Chinese communists. On the other hand, it has always been the greed of the parasitic capitalist factory owners that has led to the people demanding fair wages and conditions. If we look back 160yrs to the plug plot riots which where brought on because the workers and their families where starving, we can see why the people of this nation needed a unified voice. Would things have changed by themselves? Would the Tories have made the changes? I seem to recall they didn't and it actually took a member of the royal family to intervene... History shows us that the capitalist scum mill owners treated the common man like a slave and it took a few brave individuals (such as Rowntree and the newly formed union leaders) to show the scum the way forward. In 1842 the starving people of Blackburn where shot by the British army in 1982 Lady thatcher used the police for the same result... Hope that helps your confusion. jack daniels

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