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> Was Thatcher Death Party Inappropriate?, George Square celebrations at ex-PM's death
*Ryasco*
post 12th Apr 2013, 12:37pm
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In view of the harm that she done not only to Scotland but the working class people of England, Scotland and Wales, she ruined the lives of many working class people, some never to work again as their livelihood was destroyed. Not only that she turned Britain into a greedy grasping country that it is today.

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post 12th Apr 2013, 01:14pm
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Maybe people want to go back to the days of no choice Harry, no choice in electricity or gas supplier, if you wanted a phone line you had to go with BT

Don't forget you were put on a waiting list when you applied for a telephone to be installed.

Your experience in post #24 mirrors mine John, as i mentioned on a previous thread......Go figure wacko.gif
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post 12th Apr 2013, 02:32pm
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I MAY LIVE IN OJAI CALIF. BUT WHO AMONG YOU COULD HAVE DONE BETTER , CHEER'S MS THATCHER.

I MAY LIVE IN OJAI CALIF. BUT WHO AMONG YOU COULD HAVE DONE BETTER , CHEER'S MS THATCHER.


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post 12th Apr 2013, 02:44pm
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QUOTE (Mathieson @ 12th Apr 2013, 11:16am) *
Even posing the question as to whether it was inappropriate was inappropriate in my humble opinion.

Don't humble yourself ... you are right.


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*D. H.*
post 12th Apr 2013, 02:47pm
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Totally disgusted by this behaviour. Even when opinions are polarised, politics should be conducted in a reasoned and civilised manner. I notice that most of the people attending these "parties" would not even have been born when Mrs. Thatcher was PM... they are just malcontents who have no place in a civilised society. However, if this is the behaviour to be expected by some Glaswegians then my wife and I shall re-consider whether to continue our frequent visits for extended weekends in Glasgow. These yobs bring shame upon the city of Glasgow.
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post 12th Apr 2013, 02:49pm
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QUOTE (Ayeyuya @ 12th Apr 2013, 09:57am) *
Illegal Republican march outside the Barrowlands to 'celebrate' her passing

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=tf1egw0XxyA

Pity the cameraman didn't have much of an idea either. rolleyes.gif


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post 12th Apr 2013, 02:55pm
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We have the same 'scum' over here, demonstrating for every socialist cause, I figure they get slipped a few bob for attendance, pity they didn't put in more attendance at school they might have picked up an education and mebbe a wee job or two??

Those demonstrators are just malcontents who sit on their duff all day yapping about 'how they'd change the world' Ha! Ha! go change your diapers ya eejits!

Somebody posted that people 'live in squalor because of Maggie's policies' BULLSHIT! that's just the way they choose to live china, like bloody pigs ... remember your 'clatty neighbours'?? sure you do!

I've been 'down' a few times in my life, but mainly because of mental illness, alcohol and drug abuse, but my good Scots examples (my Dad never missed a day of work in his puff!) I picked myself up and got back into The Dance!

The Unions over here in Canada are bringing this country to the same state the U.K. was in when Maggie took them on.

Can you imagine having 'Sick Days' in your Contract, then, if you don't get sick?? you can Bank those days and GET PAID FOR THEM?? Socialism in Extreme or Effin Madness! OH! and these are the laziest bazzas (J.M.O.) in the world, Teachers ... Joe Taxpayer pays for their luxuries, scumbags.

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*D.H.*
post 12th Apr 2013, 03:06pm
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QUOTE (Ryasco @ 12th Apr 2013, 12:54pm) *
In view of the harm that she done not only to Scotland but the working class people of England, Scotland and Wales, she ruined the lives of many working class people, some never to work again as their livelihood was destroyed. Not only that she turned Britain into a greedy grasping country that it is today.

Ryasco

Mrs. Thatcher achieved much for the whole of the UK...EEC Rebate, defending the Falklands, curbing the power of marxist-led unions out to destroy Britain, extending home ownership via council house sales (thereby reducing the number of families needing subsidised council owned homes) etc. Like anyone, she also made mistakes but on balance she was a force for much needed change. It is true that some communities suffered the consequences of change, but this was inevitable...eg mines have a finite life...and in any event the more proactive vibrant communities have long since recovered. Only the die-hard modern-day Luddites still moan about their lot instead of doing something to improve it. There have been many governments in power since Mrs. Thatcher resigned (including the Blair/Brown governments) and it is ludicrous to keep claiming that any of today's ills are down to Mrs. Thatcher. Mrs. Thatcher did not "make" people greedy or grasping...that is down to individual morals which have been in steady decline since the 60's.
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*Moderate*
post 12th Apr 2013, 03:26pm
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Even after over a decade of Labour government, the dogmatic dyed-in-the-wool hard left continue to blame Margaret Thatcher for any and every problem in today's society. They would do well to make a long hard study of the facts, but no doubt they are so brain-washed that they see every Coalition action as outrageous and every Labour action as commendable. Those who publicly danced and rejoiced at the death of an old lady who had dedicated her life to improving Britain bring shame to our country (and also the City of Glasgow) in the eyes of the world.

I really hope that most of the demonstrators can be shown to be simply embittered political agitators and not typical of the vast majority of Glaswegians. The city should dissociate itself from such tasteless actions which only serve to demonstrate the true vile nature of those who took part. Regrettably, I suppose this is the unacceptable face that must be endured by decent citizens in a free society.

Many of these vile "party-goers" were simply anarchists and subversive far left groups. Most of them are callow youths who know nothing of the Thatcher years or her real achievements, but simply gormlessly use anti-Thatcher rhetoric. They are the professional protesters who turn out to support any anti-authority cause. They fail to appreciate the country they live in which gives them the freedom to conduct their tasteless and pathetic behaviour.

I trust that the watching world recognises them for what they are and does not associate them with the folk of Glasgow.
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post 12th Apr 2013, 03:31pm
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QUOTE (tarheels @ 12th Apr 2013, 02:49pm) *
I MAY LIVE IN OJAI CALIF. BUT WHO AMONG YOU COULD HAVE DONE BETTER , CHEER'S MS THATCHER.

I MAY LIVE IN OJAI CALIF. BUT WHO AMONG YOU COULD HAVE DONE BETTER , CHEER'S MS THATCHER.

Sadly, Mrs. Thatcher was much more appreciated and respected by people abroad (where she ranks as a towering figure in modern politics) than by many of her fellow countrymen. History will bring a truer and kinder appreciation of her achievements.
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Irene Maltman
post 12th Apr 2013, 03:59pm
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I havent lived in Scotland for many years although I have not become an American citizen so I feel my loyalties are still with the country of my birth however I think that the young people who danced in the streets did for the wrong reasons. I wish they would use their energy in protesting injustices that are happening at this very moment in other parts of the world. It seems to me that they were just out there wanting attention, like little children "being bad". It saddens me to hear that Glasgow is still a very cruel place, when I return to Scotland, I doubt that Glasgow wii see me.
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post 12th Apr 2013, 04:36pm
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QUOTE (tarheels @ 12th Apr 2013, 02:49pm) *
I MAY LIVE IN OJAI CALIF. BUT WHO AMONG YOU COULD HAVE DONE BETTER , CHEER'S MS THATCHER.


How about the 5.2 million who presently live in Scotland?
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post 12th Apr 2013, 06:44pm
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I also hated the Thatcher years but its history and we should leave it at that what she did can't be mended but we can hold our heads up and say we got through it ,some loved her more hated her but we should never be anything but dignified so it made me angry to see Glasgow on tv for all the wrong reasons and most of the so called party were out to shame us and at what cost ( give Glaswegians a bad name ) mud sticks . I for one say don't buy the papers don't put on the tv let them bury the woman and get it over with we have more than that to worry about these days ,so to all you Glaswegians lets move on and to those who held the party ,shame on you it did Glasgow no favours at all .
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post 12th Apr 2013, 07:07pm
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All these complaints about the party in George Square, what about the parties in Bristol, London and Liverpool to mention just a few. People should stop with the Mia Culpa and realise that the majority of people didn't like her or what she stood for, and they should also realise that David Cameron is carrying on her policies.
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*Guest*
post 12th Apr 2013, 07:09pm
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Mrs. Thatcher was an inspiration to the women of this country, ignoring glass ceilings and prejudice and achieving the highest position in the land. She is acknowledged as one of our all-time great PM's. She trounced the hopeless hard-line left wing marxists and communists who infested our unions and they have never forgiven her. They could not resist her in life and so now, in death they seek mindless "revenge".

Mrs. Thatcher imposed desperately needed reform on these dinosaurs for the sake of our country...and if they seek to return to their old ways they will rightly become extinct. We need fair and sensible unions, not bigoted hard left prejudice and political clap-trap. Mrs. Thatcher laid firm foundations to curb destructive and non-democratic union power and ensure that the country cannot again be held to ransom by self-serving union barons with marxist tendencies masquerading as champions of the people.
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