As selected from this wonderful compendium of fully justifiable spite: 21 Incredibly Angry Songs About Margaret Thatcher (Buzzfeed). Thanks to The Guardian for the signpost.
Meanwhile, it’s worth remembering that Thatcher regarded General Augusto Pinochet as a friend, and the two shared an affinity for economic “reforms” of the sort that would delight Mike Pence, Ed Clere and numerous other Americans.
Why Would Anyone Celebrate the Death of Margaret Thatcher? Ask a Chilean, by Dave Zirin (The Nation)
Never have I witnessed a gap between the mainstream media and the public quite like the last twenty-four hours since the death of Margaret Thatcher. While both the press and President Obama were uttering tearful remembrances, thousands took to the streets of the UK and beyond to celebrate. Immediately this drew strong condemnation of what were called “death parties,” described as “tasteless”, “horrible” and “beneath all human decency.” Yet if the same media praising Thatcher and appalled by the popular response would bother to ask one of the people celebrating, they might get a story that doesn’t fit into their narrative, which is probably why they aren’t asking at all.
Perhaps that’s why …
Several hundred people hold an impromptu street party in Brixton, south London, on Monday evening to celebrate the death of Margaret Thatcher. Young and old descended on the suburb, which weathered two outbreaks of rioting during the Thatcher years, shouting, ‘Maggie, Maggie, Maggie, dead, dead, dead’