After a heavy day recalling that horrible woman, we got a Radio Show together and hopefully you can give it a listen. It includes classic songs, sound clips and comedy sketches all helping us remember just what Thatcher did for many of us and our families and communities.
The Show is on the Spreaker Etims Radio Site
The Tracklist includes
With Comedy offerings from
Fry & Laurie
For Horror Fans we even have the woman herself as well as big fans in Boris Johnson and Jimmy Saville.
Thanks to Celtic Programmes for the red Card Image from that famous Thatcher encounter in 1988. What a co-incidence that we face Dundee United at Hampden in the Cup this weekend. Hopefully she gets a deserving tribute.
Please leave your thoughts in the Comments section. We must never forget.
I rarely if ever disagree with you. I believe we should forget and try to move on as swiftly as possible. For me silence and disregard are the best tribute. I certainly can no more back some of the vitriol being posted on many sites than I can the slavish sycophancy of her hypocritical followers. Just as all publicity is good publicity so all exposure is good exposure.
“We must never forget.” Personally, I think we should and as quickly as possible.
Clever radio! Skipped her input as I have never been able to look or listen since her contemptible and hypocritical quote of the prayer of St. Francis. If ever actions contradicted words it was that speech. I will observe silence but it will not be “in memorium”.
It wasnt Ralph, it was me, Desi.
re Never forget…I wrote on Twitter yesterday that some younger folk don’t know who Thatcher was as we have protected them from her, now we need to ensure everyone remembers what she did. Especially given her Policies are being turned on our (“No such thing as”)Society yet again.
Apologies Desi. I should have looked very ignorant!
I agree with you that, like The Holocaust, we and our descendants should never be allowed to forget the evils of her governance. I would agree wholeheartedly with your condemnation of her policies and “what she did”. But as for the person, as far as I am concerned, she is simply another death in the vast cycle of life. A prayer and I will move on.
Margaret Thatcher left office over 20 years ago. That’s a long time to be nursing hatred. Some of the speakers listed above have done well for themselves despite Margaret Thatcher – think they too are hypocritical. She would have approved their success. We have perfectly intelligent and well educated people dancing in the streets at yesterday’s news – they are probably all capable of making their own way in the world under Labour or Tory governments.
As for the St Francis quote. It was embarrassing at the time and it still is. I remember it at the time and didn’t take it seriously then.
The People who did well, did they succeed using the same horrid methods and selfish approach of Thatcher. I doubt it.
And regards Over 20 years ago….just wait till its Blairs turn!
the devil is in despair thatcher is only 5 minutes and has shut down 3 furnaces
Well said Pensionerbhoy. Hail Hail.
No, we should never forget. Why ‘tidy up’ history? What next, forget the haulocaust, the great hunger, apartheid, Stalin, empires, genocide, kosovo…. hun liquidation and cheating…
Get a grip.
We need road remember, nite for hatred sake but so we guard against it happening again.
I’m happy to celebrate her demise this week, but those of celebrating also need to ACT to affect change – otherwise Utd really is celebrating hatred itself.
Awaiting the ‘stick ti the fitba’ brigade any minute now. If u don’t want real life as part of your club and vice versa, don’t get involved or go and support some bland team somewhere. Anyway, this should unite all right minded fitba fans.
Ding dong the wiitch is dead.
“We need road remember, nite for hatred sake but so we guard against it happening again.”
In focusing our hatred at the person are we not in danger of losing sight of the evil deed? Interestingly, while she was out of the public eye, I can not recall anything like the current condemnations.
I think linking Maggie to the holocaust, apartheid, Stalin etc is just a wee bit over the top, no ? Get a grip.
I remember a prayer along the lines of recognising what you can change, accepting what you can’t change and having the wisdom to know the difference. Seething at past injustices is no better than wallowing in an imagined glorious past. The future is what matters.
The 80s were a huge challenge for Britain. The underinvestment in British industry in the 50s, 60s and 70s was coming home to roost. We were all to blame for that – governments, management and unions. If it wasn’t Margaret Thatcher who engineered the change it would have been someone else. Britain had to respond to the disciplined economies of Germany and rhe Far East. The status quo was not an option.
All about The Future…yes. Those who refuse to learn from History are doomed to repeat it. Course of Action by Thatcher and course of Action by current Government are arguably similar. Divide and conquer and target poorer members of society and aid Big Business rather than the other way round
hope the sfa dont try and enforce a minutes silence at the games this weekend,all fans should disobey the nonsense
WERE HAVING A PARTY CAUSE THATCHERS DEAD
She wanted to be cremated…but no coal left.
I don’t think any government in history has had the interests of poor people at heart. They’ve only ever been used as cannon fodder in war or cheap labour in the workplace. Mass education and state welfare were only introduced because they were necessary to produce profits for the ruling classes in an industrialised society. Margaret Thatcher was no better or worse than Winston Churchill. Labour party leaders have generally had disdain for poorer people. Britain is a hopeless case. Neither the Right nor the Left has the will or ability to take the country forward. The Liberal party ideology is the best way forward but not with the current crop of Liberal politicians.
liberal…..you need your hied looking at.
You perhaps need a lesson in spelling and grammar.
How about a Facebook campaign to get “tramp the dirt down” to No 1?
i am a wee bit young for herto have actually affected me but i do remember my mother and father crying on more than one occasion due to the ‘for want of a better word’ bastards policies. i really hesitated to use that word but some people deserve it hopefully she meets her wee pal pinochet’s dealin out the eternal torture !
I’m originally from Bathgate , despite living happily in Australia 20 year I remebmebr vividly what her agenda brought down on my community. Move on…naw…I still detest that auld boot. I’d pish on her urn. TWICE.