View Poll Results: Your Reaction to Margaret Thatcher's Death is

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  • Moderate Joy

    15 15.46%
  • Sadness

    8 8.25%
  • A crazy little dance on the nearest table

    40 41.24%
  • Anger about insults to Thatcher

    3 3.09%
  • Fury that one didn't think of them oneself

    6 6.19%
  • Insane grief

    5 5.15%
  • A feeling that a lead weight has lifted

    20 20.62%
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    Quote Originally Posted by Count Bobulescu View Post
    Just so no-one confuses the issue, just got word a couple of hours ago that my own da passed and am headed to Dublin. Me mammy has no internet so I'll be missing from PW for maybe a few weeks.
    I'm very sorry to hear that Count B. My sincere condolences.

    Hope your trip over here goes smoothly.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Shaadi View Post
    http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/uk-politics-22067155

    Should be quite interesting to see how the UK celebrates or otherwise.
    At last.
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    "I have never killed a man but I have read many obituaries with great pleasure". Clarence Darrow
    "I have never killed a man but I have read many obituaries with great pleasure". Clarence Darrow

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    Margaret Thatcher won't be lying in State as per her own wishes but will be accorded a funeral in keeping with those of Queen Mother and Diana.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Andrew49 View Post
    Has it been absolutely confirmed .. by the sticking of pins in the eyes?

    The lady's not for returning
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    CNN choose a strange archive photo

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    Today is the 32nd anniversary of Bobby Sands getting elected as an MP.
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    Full military honours

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    “ We cannot withdraw our cards from the game. Were we as silent and mute as stones, our very passivity would be an act. ”
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    Quote Originally Posted by DCon View Post
    Poor Gilmore will have to high tail it back from the Trade Mission in Turkey to attend teh funeral
    It's an insult to all the victims of the conflict that we would have a representative there at all.

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    over 33,000 signatures!

    Thatcher state funeral to be privatised

    Responsible department: Cabinet Office

    In keeping with the great lady's legacy, Margaret Thatcher's state funeral should be funded and managed by the private sector to offer the best value and choice for end users and other stakeholders.

    The undersigned believe that the legacy of the former PM deserves nothing less and that offering this unique opportunity is an ideal way to cut government expense and further prove the merits of liberalised economics Baroness Thatcher spearheaded.
    http://epetitions.direct.gov.uk/petitions/18914
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    Quote Originally Posted by ang View Post
    Margaret Thatcher won't be lying in State as per her own wishes but will be accorded a funeral in keeping with those of Queen Mother and Diana.
    I wonder if she realised that some of those filing past her corpse wouldn't have been able to restrain their joy at the sight?

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    Just got word from Hel. It's full.
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    Gerry Adams -

    Sinn Féin President Gerry Adams commenting on the death today of former British Prime Minister Margaret Thatcher said:

    “Margaret Thatcher did great hurt to the Irish and British people during her time as British Prime Minister.

    "Working class communities were devastated in Britain because of her policies.

    "Her role in international affairs was equally belligerent whether in support of the Chilean dictator Pinochet, her opposition to sanctions against apartheid South Africa; and her support for the Khmer Rouge.

    "Here in Ireland her espousal of old draconian militaristic policies prolonged the war and caused great suffering. She embraced censorship, collusion and the killing of citizens by covert operations, including the targeting of solicitors like Pat Finucane, alongside more open military operations and refused to recognise the rights of citizens to vote for parties of their choice.

    "Her failed efforts to criminalise the republican struggle and the political prisoners is part of her legacy.

    "It should be noted that in complete contradiction of her public posturing, she authorised a back channel of communications with the Sinn Féin leadership but failed to act on the logic of this.

    "Unfortunately she was faced with weak Irish governments who failed to oppose her securocrat agenda or to enlist international support in defence of citizens in the north.

    "Margaret Thatcher will be especially remembered for her shameful role during the epic hunger strikes of 1980 and 81.

    "Her Irish policy failed miserably."
    http://www.sinnfein.ie/contents/2608...0RLgjw.twitter
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    Theyre just going to be making sure ha

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