Tuesday, June 06, 2006

Give Thatcher a private funeral

My old Newcastle Journal colleague Brian Brady reported in this week's Scotland on Sunday that Tony Blair is planning a State Funeral for his ideological mentor and foreign policy adviser, Baroness Thatcher.

Apparently this latest wheeze by the Prime Minister is going to cause great distress within the Labour Party - no change there then.

But for my part, I think Downing Street should come clean about this, and make clear that they do indeed intend to mark the eventual passing of Lady Thatcher with the most fitting tribute they can devise.

They should confirm that she will receive a State Funeral, then announce a competitive tendering process to hand over the organisation of the event to whoever can do it at the least cost to the taxpayer.

26 comments:

David Gladwin said...

That's a nice idea, Paul, but how many thousand applications would they get from people whose proposals involve a few black bin liners and a trip to the local landfill site?

Gregg said...

I usually disagree with Blair, but I think there's plenty to be said for dragging Thatcher's rotting corpse through the streets of London and then hanging it up for all to see on the gates of Downing Street.

That is what he means, right?

Bob Piper said...

I'd like her to be buried at sea... and then for Blair to dance on her grave.... althoiugh I could be persuaded to the dragging the corpse through the street theory.

Paul Linford said...

I don't think this thread will be appearing on Dale's daily round-up, somehow....

David Gladwin said...

I'm working hard at resisting the obvious lyrical quote from the song at the end of Morrissey's Viva Hate.

I wonder if David Cameron likes that one, too?

ian said...

Is she dead? I would have thought that would have made the news.

Ah, whatever. Let's bury her anyway.

*sings like a munchkin* Ding dong

Kath said...

And while we're at it, can we give Bliar a private funeral too - and soon?

Ellee Seymour said...

Blair may kick the bucket first.

stalin's gran said...

As public as possible - I'd queue to stamp the earth down...

politaholic said...

Can it be soon?

Anonymous said...

Thatcher should be thrown to the pigs

Carlos A. Carpanzano said...

Give the Tatcher's rotting corpse to argentinians. We will give her the proper funeral she deserves.

Anonymous said...

I just expect that her death should be slow and painfull. trow her to the rats.....!!
ex-soldier...

Anonymous said...

Die once and for all old without verguenza!!!!

Anonymous said...

What is going to happen to her corps is unimportant. But, her soul in the spirit world will go to to a very unatractive, even repugnant, environment wich are without a doubt hellish.

Anonymous said...

This mother fucker should be burned in a public place while BBC TV shows to the world that fantastic and epic act.

She was and is the pirates queen.

Anonymous said...

La señora Thatcher(vieja de m... para el resto del mundo) no solo se merece una muerte horrible, sino además, el repudio de todos ustedes por hacer que sean odiados por el resto del mundo. Gracias a ella, hacen que los ingleses sigan siendo los piratas del mundo. Agradezco por dejar publicar mi comentario y espero que sirva para dejar en claro que la paz es mejor compañera que la guerra, simplemente es un pensamiento que Margaret no lo comparte.

Anonymous said...

el que crea que las decisiones de la thatcher fueron para defender un pais o a los habitantes es tan iluso como creer que los EEUU pelean por la libertad de los paises que invaden , ella mato o mando a matar indirectamente un monton de personas britanicos y de otros lados por intereses personales o de sus grupo de poder . Y eso esta mal.....
que a sus funerales asistan los que ella favorecio , los que perdimos algo por su culpa vamos a sentir un alivio de que no este

Anonymous said...

Se merece esta Sra. un funeral de estado?- Por favor ingleses, sean justos .-Tendría que ser enjuiciada por crimenes de lesa humanidad- No hay que olvidar que fue ella quien ordenar hundir en Gral. Belgrano, estando el mismo fuera del área de exclusión durante el conflicto de Malvinas.-
Dios quiera que antes de morir muestre arrepentimiento de lo que hizo.-
Cristian D.

Anonymous said...

Que sea devorada por los gusanos, pero estando viva.

I wish she would be eaten by worms, still staying alive.

An Argie said...

Great Debate.
Like the post of Mr. Carpanzano.
And the others, too.
What is he doing Blair in Iraq?
Does he want the end of Israel's attacks and the endless death of civilians in Lebanon and Iraq?
Throw away that guy!

Anonymous said...

antes de morir que le metan un palo en el orto!!!!!

Anonymous said...

vieja puta!

Guillermo Alcalá said...

Estimados piratas hijos de puta:
Como Argentino bien nacido que soy,espero que esa vieja puta se muera de cancer en la concha,y que la entierren cabeza abajo junto con su querido amigo Pinochet,gran asesino tambien,y traidor a Latinoamerica.
Pero igual,con ella o sin ella,ustedes son la peor mierda que hay,junto con los yanquis.Pero no desesperen,China se acerca... y al leon ingles se le va a fruncir el culo...

Luciano said...

Drown alive in the same place where she order to kill the kids inside the Belgrano Ship.

Flavio said...

I don´t care if she ´ll receive an state funeral or not. I´m only wish that this occur very quickly. People (people or animal?) like her are an insult to the humanity...
Hope that you and your family could soffer as much as your decisions make to others.
Don't forget that you KILL a lot's of young people at Belgrano ship...