There are plans afoot to build a memorial to Margaret Thatcher, but lets not forget their is already a memorial to her, they are called food banks.
Personally I feel neither should ever exist, nor should they be pitted against each other as either/ or option.
Thatchers legacy is as one of the most divisive political figures that this country has ever known, who is still universally hated by the majority of the citizens who lived under her brutally destructive policies.
To spend a single penny in her memory, whilst her dark shadow lingers among foodbanks, the growing number of homeless and continuing N.H.S cuts would be an absolute disgrace.
Thatcher is dead but Thatcherism lives on. No public money should be spent on idolising this ugly spirit, it should be noted that her poisonous policies helped shape the policies of all our current mainstream policies.
I have searched deep, but have been unable to find anything good about her to remember. This was a woman ( can I even call her that) that unleashed so much damage to our country, lets not forget that because of her our manufacturing industries were destroyed which led to mass unemployment. She also precipitated the social housing crisis that is still felt today. Her whole manta was the destruction of peoples way of life. We are still struggling because of her, and the legacy that she left is a very bitter pill to swallow.
She also supported Pinochet, Saddam, Suharto, Botha and the House of Saud, that speaks volumes about the kind of demon she was.
There was something heartless about her, her complete lack of compassion and blatant disregard for peoples feelings. It always seemed that she hated us all, this is what defined her twisted ideology. Miners, steelworkers, trade unionists, local councils, benefit recipients, single mothers, gay people, the Irish, the Scots, the Welsh, the entire North of England - all were in her sights.
Yes I hated all she stood for and years after her death these feelings do not rescind. Yep I still hate Thatcher and everything she spawned, and always will
We need to bury Thatcherism and her memory now more than ever , please consider signing the following petition.
Two earlier posts you might be interested in
ON APRIL 8th WE PARTY ON
KEEP ON TREADING HER MEMORY DEEP DOWN IN THE EARTH