QUOTE (Scottish Anna @ 12th Apr 2013, 09:38am)
I agree with Campsie, the behaviour in George Square was appalling. Other countries must be shaking their heads in disbelief. I wonder how many of those celebrating would cope with the conditions we had to in the seventies? Queuing for bread while the bakers couldn't churn it out fast enough, no heat or lighting unless you had a coal fire IF you could get coal (we lived near an old railway line and would dig to try and find fossils to burn) candles were scarce, but my brother was a butcher so we used lard to make candles, so dangerous and the smell, ugh. As for the rats? everywhere! The country needed a strong Prime Minister and we got one. I wonder how this bunch of leaders would cope with these conditions? They just want to be everyone's friend. What we need is someone with balls, oh, she's dead.
I remember the 3 day week early in the 70's. I wasn't a striker, but recall it all as a bit of an adventure. With no real hardship, because it was for a rather limited time and people helped each other out.
I also remember the "Every man for yourself" attitude that Thatcher brought, and the very direct effect her policies had on my working life.
I agree that celebrating the decline of an elderly woman would have been inappropriate. However, upon her death I cannot in any way condemn celebrations, or parties. Thatcher didn't give two hoots about the communities she just about destroyed. Celebration of her death is completely right.