Thatcher Death Brings Tributes—and Street Parties
UK's first female PM as divisive as ever
By Rob Quinn, Newser Staff
Posted Apr 9, 2013 3:43 AM CDT
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(Newser) – The death of Margaret Thatcher brought glowing tributes to the former British prime minister from world leaders, but the reaction in her homeland highlights the divisive nature of her 11-year rule, Reuters reports. News of her death was soon followed by street parties in Glasgow and in Brixton, a part of south London shaken by riots in the '80s. "Thatcher herself, she represents so much of what people hate about what has happened to Britain in the last 20, 30 years," said one Brixton reveler as others shouted, "She's dead."

Britain's media were also sharply divided in reacting to her death, the New York Times reports, with some outlets praising her union-busting, pro-business policies and others lamenting their effect on society. Thatcher "broke Britain and replaced what had come before with something crueler, nastier," said the left-leaning Daily Mirror, while the Telegraph and Daily Mail praised the "woman who saved Britain." Authorities plan to give Thatcher a ceremonial funeral with military honors next week—while her opponents plan a celebration in London's Trafalgar Square.

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clmsman
Apr 9, 2013 5:20 PM CDT
The left is so vile most of these idiots I saw on TV stomping on her picture weren't even born when she was in power and duly elected to the position by the people for 11 years. Most looked like those Occupy Nothing losers we saw last year. Maggie belived in personal responsibility and self reliance. The takers and leftest are the people she hated and rightly so a group of folks who produce nothing at all and take so much. The woman of simple begining accomplished more in her life that everyone of those losers combined if they lived a 1000 years. I saw some comment that she ordered the sinking of the Belgrano and it was retreating, well you never leave a foes military assests in place to fight another day during war she made the right decision, the Argentines asked for war and got it.
Lefty_Libby
Apr 9, 2013 3:45 PM CDT
Thatcher and Reagan, the Evil Twins.
Bushdidit
Apr 9, 2013 1:15 PM CDT
This show how evil liberals really are. They really really support killing babies too, even after they're born...