January 13, 2015

Margaret Thatcher

Margaret Thatcher

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Cast as the widely loathed scold Mary Whitehouse in a 2008 biopic, actress Julie Walters said that playing Whitehouse “€œmade me really like her. I thought, “€˜Yes, you have a point. We do need a [watershed].”€™ And we did. She was right.”€

And when Thatcher died, one man who”€™d stoked so much naked hatred towards her refused to take part in the left’s ghoulish celebrations.

“€œWhen someone dies, give them respect. Enemy or not. I can”€™t be listening to folk who do that,”€ said John Lydon, of the Sex Pistols, and later, PiL.

“€œWhat kind of politics are they offering me? You dance on another person’s grave? That’s loathsome.”€

Lydon (formerly Johnny Rotten) can”€™t quite admit the truth”€”few punks can“€”that the social problems they sang about had mostly been the fault of Labour, not the Conservatives. After all, by the time Thatcher took office, the Sex Pistols had already broken up.

But hey, it’s a start. Give him another 30 years.

That’s probably when we”€™ll learn the truth about Lord Brittan, too.


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