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    to be honest I find it a bit distasteful, her death has not made a difference to anything that happened, if she was still alive today the UK would still be the same so I don't see the point in celebrating it. However, I was not alive when she was in power and I did not go through the grief that people in these communities went through- though neither did many of the young people celebrating her death. The real question you have got to ask yourself is did thatcher do what she think was right or did she think her policies were wrong and did not care about the people it effected?

    Many people would argue off course she did not care about the people her policies effected but I do not know as I cant read her mind.
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    (Original post by ihatebrownbread)
    The real question you have got to ask yourself is did thatcher do what she think was right or did she think her policies were wrong and did not care about the people it effected?
    I think she did what she thought was right, and as a Conservative this was in the interest of the UK as a country. Long term, she did the right thing.

    The irony is, these people celebrating complain about the "poor getting poorer" meanwhile spend money on buying "Ding Dong the witch is dead" on iTunes. Perhaps their time would be better spend finding a job

    In regards to those edgy leftist teens celebrating her death:

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    I think it's disgusting. Now I wasn't alive when she was PM and I don't really know the full extent of what she did, but she's still a person. She had family. To celebrate a persons death is horrible. At least have the decency to stay quiet with the hate.



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    My politics are pretty far from agreeing with any of what Thatcher did, but I think celebrating her death makes for an acutely unpleasant statement about the nature of people in our society. Celebration of her death is a de facto admission that these people wanted her to die. No one gained from her death, this is only the manifestation of the darker side of humanity.
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    I think she was appalling, but I am not celebrating her death.

    Those who are might reflect on a remembrance offered by Tony Benn in the papers this week: he recalls meeting Thatcher at the memorial service for (proper left winger) Eric Heffer. She perhaps wasn't invited and certainly wouldn't have been made especially welcome in the company that gathering would have attracted. Benn went to thank her for coming and she immediately collapsed into sobbing.

    She could weep, then, for someone whose views were diametrically opposed to hers. We should try to be something like as good here.

    http://www.guardian.co.uk/politics/i...SRCH#tony-benn
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    Disrespectful and disgusting. Just because some people didn't agree with her policies, doesn't mean you should celebrate that she died. She was a person just like anyone else. Whether you like it or not though, she did make Britain a better place...
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    I wouldn't really be bothered if the majority of people celebrating had any sort of political knowledge past 'milk snatcher' and 'Falklands' but the reality is that they know very little about her and are just regurgitating what their parents have told them or are just joining in with the crowd. Celebrating someone's death just because others are doing it is sickening.
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    When many of those celebrating are eight year old Glaswegians, you wonder how informed these people are. In any case, is it right to celebrate an old woman's death?
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    (Original post by dartanoir)
    I wouldn't really be bothered if the majority of people celebrating had any sort of political knowledge past 'milk snatcher' and 'Falklands' but the reality is that they know very little about her and are just regurgitating what their parents have told them or are just joining in with the crowd. Celebrating someone's death just because others are doing it is sickening.
    Exactly. Those celebrating her death are, for the most part, left wing idiots who are trying to be fashionable and edgy by celebrating her death when they don't really have any knowledge of her policies.
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    I wasn't around when she was in power,but when I heard people celebrating her death I was a bit shocked,I also do think it's distasteful. If I didn't like her,I wouldn't say it at this time.
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    (Original post by ihatebrownbread)
    to be honest I find it a bit distasteful, her death has not made a difference to anything that happened, if she was still alive today the UK would still be the same so I don't see the point in celebrating it. However, I was not alive when she was in power and I did not go through the grief that people in these communities went through- though neither did many of the young people celebrating her death. The real question you have got to ask yourself is did thatcher do what she think was right or did she think her policies were wrong and did not care about the people it effected?

    Many people would argue off course she did not care about the people her policies effected but I do not know as I cant read her mind.
    I think the celebrations are distasteful, but by in large they involve posh, stuck-up, middle class socialists who are seeking attention and looking to be controversial.

    My parents are both working class and on low wages (lorry driver and postal worker), and my granddad actually worked in Ravenscraig Steelworks and they all thought Margaret Thatcher was a good Prime Minister. Indeed, she was elected three times, so it's not like she was imposing her views upon people, rather the people of Britain wanted her as a Prime Minister and liked her policies. People seem to treat her as a dictator nowadays, when that simply wasn't the case.

    One policy of Thatcher's which I have personally benefited from is 'The Right to Buy.' It infuriates me when I have an anti-Thatcher teacher, an MP or a wealthy student tell me this policy was bad for the working class. It wasn't at all! I've lived in bought council houses my whole life and it's the only thing that my lone parent family has been able to afford. If Thatcher hadn't introduced that legislation, where would I be? Would I be in a private home? No, my Dad can't afford that. Would I be in a rough council estate near a poor school? Yes, most likely. Would I be relying on the state? Yes! Definitely!

    I don't know if it's a bit selfish of me to like this policy simply because it has benefited my family, but now I have my own bedroom and live in a nice part of town and near a great school, which I love. Margaret Thatcher has allowed me to aspire to becoming a Doctor by allowing my Dad to give me a basic, albeit very comfortable home near a very successful school and just enough money to go out with my friends and get nice clothes. Without her, I don't know where my family would be -that's why it annoys me when people with no association to council houses think they have the right to be against people being able to buy affordable homes!

    I liked her attitude of encouraging people to be less reliant on the state and aspiring to make money and be successful. I'm not a greedy person, but I would like to earn a good living when I'm older, and I know this sounds cheesy, but I want to give my Mum and Dad all the things they can't afford currently, because right now they spend the money on me instead



    Oh yes, thumb me down because I'm from the working class, and we should be kept at bay in our sink schools and abhorrent council estates.
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    Ridiculous and as the same time, a bit depressing to think about. Celebrating the death of a person when it's of no benefit to anyone is just stupid and shows a blatant lack of compassion. I doubt most of the people taking part even knew about any of her policies and changes on society anyway, which just makes it even more ridiculous.
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    (Original post by stefl14)
    Exactly. Those celebrating her death are, for the most part, left wing idiots who are trying to be fashionable and edgy by celebrating her death when they don't really have any knowledge of her policies.
    I rest my case.
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    (Original post by dartanoir)
    I wouldn't really be bothered if the majority of people celebrating had any sort of political knowledge past 'milk snatcher' and 'Falklands' but the reality is that they know very little about her and are just regurgitating what their parents have told them or are just joining in with the crowd. Celebrating someone's death just because others are doing it is sickening.
    I'm not too keen on the current government, but Michael Gove pointed out that Margaret Thatcher has been used as an almost 'bogey' figure against children, like a wicked witch who is to be feared. If you even mention the name of Margaret Thatcher in Scotland, people will unjustifiably despise you because throughout their childhood they have been taught this mentality, even though they don't actually know what it means. Some know of the poll tax, but only a minority actually know of what it involved.
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    (Original post by AspiringMedic8)
    I think the celebrations are distasteful, but by in large they involve posh, stuck-up, middle class socialists who are seeking attention and looking to be controversial.

    My parents are both working class and on low wages (lorry driver and postal worker), and my granddad actually worked in Ravenscraig Steelworks and they all thought Margaret Thatcher was a good Prime Minister. Indeed, she was elected three times, so it's not like she was imposing her views upon people, rather the people of Britain wanted her as a Prime Minister and liked her policies. People seem to treat her as a dictator nowadays, when that simply wasn't the case.

    One policy of Thatcher's which I have personally benefited from is 'The Right to Buy.' It infuriates me when I have an anti-Thatcher teacher, an MP or a wealthy student tell me this policy was bad for the working class. It wasn't at all! I've lived in bought council houses my whole life and it's the only thing that my lone parent family has been able to afford. If Thatcher hadn't introduced that legislation, where would I be? Would I be in a private home? No, my Dad can't afford that. Would I be in a rough council estate near a poor school? Yes, most likely. Would I be relying on the state? Yes! Definitely!

    I don't know if it's a bit selfish of me to like this policy simply because it has benefited my family, but now I have my own bedroom and live in a nice part of town and near a great school, which I love. Margaret Thatcher has allowed me to aspire to becoming a Doctor by allowing my Dad to give me a basic, albeit very comfortable home near a very successful school and just enough money to go out with my friends and get nice clothes. Without her, I don't know where my family would be -that's why it annoys me when people with no association to council houses think they have the right to be against people being able to buy affordable homes!

    I liked her attitude of encouraging people to be less reliant on the state and aspiring to make money and be successful. I'm not a greedy person, but I would like to earn a good living when I'm older, and I know this sounds cheesy, but I want to give my Mum and Dad all the things they can't afford currently, because right now they spend the money on me instead
    QFT. I know many champagne Socialists who are 'celebrating' her death. It makes me sick to see idiots such as Owen Jones on his column writing absolute hogwash about Thatcher and blaming her for all of the ills of society today, refusing to acknowledge what a state Britain was in before she came about. The funniest thing about all these retarded middle class socialists celebrating their death is that, on average, those who lived through Thatcher's reign were much more sympathetic to her policies than the young, half of whom don't know what she did.
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    (Original post by dartanoir)
    I rest my case.
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    LMAO. That guy probably doesn't know current policy.
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    (Original post by stefl14)
    QFT. I know many champagne Socialists who are 'celebrating' her death. It makes me sick to see idiots such as Owen Jones on his column writing absolute hogwash about Thatcher and blaming her for all of the ills of society today, refusing to acknowledge what a state Britain was in before she came about. The funniest thing about all these retarded middle class socialists celebrating their death is that, on average, those who lived through Thatcher's reign were much more sympathetic to her policies than the young, half of whom don't know what she did.
    Champagne socialists, I like that phrase! To me, Margaret Thatcher did a lot to assist people up society's ladders, which she had indeed climbed herself. Tbh most of those who are celebrating Thatcher's death are only doing so because they are anti-English bigots. I mean some people actually claim they don't like her because of her voice, which was apparently 'too English!' That is absolutely ridiculous, and I know not everyone in Scotland is like that (I'm Scottish), but it's that sort of racist mindset that has made me determined to move to where my Mum's family live in the south of England, for they don't hold the same resentment towards Scots as they receive from Scotland.
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    Yes I find it distasteful as I would find any celebration of someone's death, but it's made worse by the fact it's people my age (i.e. wasn't even alive during Thatcher's time as PM) celebrating on Facebook and Twitter with endless rhetoric about mines, poll tax, Falklands etc or things like "she only did things for the rich" with little knowledge of what she actually did or did not do.
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    It just proves that those on the left don't have the monopoly on compassion like they seem to think they do.
 
 
 
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