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Was it just me…

… or as guests at Maggie’s funeral did I honestly see Geoffrey Howe and Michael Heseltine? And I heard that José Manuel Barroso was there. What were that vile trinity planning upon – dancing upon her grave?

At another level, according to the BBC News, some scumbags threw stuff at the horses in the cortege. That says much to me.

It is the same mentality that blew-up the Boston Marathon. Just lacking the blood and guts to do it for real.


“What can men do against such reckless hate?” – Theoden, King of Rohan.

That phrase chimes with me and has done since I was a kid. Because the enemy does hate with a recklessness beyond measure, beyond reason. That is why they chucked stuff at the horses.

She stood against reckless hate.

And that is what we have to do. We have to stand. Maggie did and so shall we.



  1. Richard Allan says:

    My father works in St Pauls and he said they were throwing flowers in front of the horses.

  2. Stonyground says:

    Real Radio, which is based in West Yorkshire, reported that people in former mining communities were burning effigies and generally behaving like idiots. The news reports included vox-pops that clearly revealed the bovine stupidity of the haters.

    Surely there must have been at least some ex-miners who found another job and noticed that the new job had significantly better working conditions. Even if the new job didn’t pay as well, at least the chances of you wrecking your lungs or being buried alive were reduced. The way that these people talk, you would think that every single ex-miner had remained unemployed for the past thirty years, wallowing in misery and hatred of Thatcher, who of course was uniquely and entirely responsible for his wretched life. I was made unemployed twice in the early eighties, in both instances I found another job and got on with my life. It certainly never occurred to be to blame anyone else for my circumstances.

  3. Sam Duncan says:

    “Never forgive, never forget” seems to be the slogan handed down from Lefty Central to the drones. To which I can only say two things: a) Charming. How many of them consider themselves “Christian socialists”? And b) Forgive what? Dragging this country out of the gutter? Getting inflation down from double figures? Not sacking as many miners as Harold Wilson? Presiding over an increase in industrial output? Saving the Ravenscraig steelworks twice (it finally closed in 1992, after she left office)? Refusing to denationalize their beloved Church of National Health?

    Twats. The Left, as I may yet title another post about their recent hysterics, is full of shit.

    Stony, that’s why you aren’t a socialist. It’s all about blaming everyone but yourself.

  4. Lynne says:

    Stand…and deliver!

    A good lefty arse kicking that is.

  5. Mr Ed says:

    I’ve not seen figures to say that Wilson ‘sacked’ as many miners as Mrs Thatcher, he may have closed more mines, but they might have been smaller ones employing fewer miners. I sense a fact-check coming.

    Of course, the Beeching ‘cuts’ to the nationalised British Rail were made under Labour, but in the Left’s mythology I would suspect that Wilson was blameless, he was only Prime Minister.

    Has anyone asked a miner to explain how, if he has dug coal out of a pit and it isn’t there any more, it makes sense to carry on employing him.

    We never heard during the miners’ (unballoted) strike how much miners earned, the media did not seem to think that costs might be lowered to prolong pit viability.

  6. John Galt says:

    “Has anyone asked a miner to explain how, if he has dug coal out of a pit and it isn’t there any more, it makes sense to carry on employing him.”

    Fair point, but most mines were closed because they were uneconomic, not because there was no coal left. Estimates suggest that we UK coal reserves of about 3,200,000,000 metric tonnes.

    The difficulty was that the cost of getting the coal out of the ground was more than it was worth. In a socialist system based upon the Marxist principles of the value of labour (i.e. what Arthur Scargill believes in), then obviously you can keep mines open and pay miners ever increasing wages to dig coal, because it has the value of labour.

    …in the real world…not so much…

  7. Sam Duncan says:

    Well, yes, Mr. Ed. I’m going on Madsen Pirie’s piece in the Mail and on the ASI blog (I think it was there; he turns up in so many places). I should really check it independently. It rings true, though. The NCB’s problems hardly started in the ’80s.

    Which reminds me: we’re constantly told “Thatcher took on the unions and won”. No. The unions took on Thatcher and lost. They brought down Heath and Callaghan (who, it should be remembered, was something of a monetarist and not Lefty enough for them), and they thought they could do it again. They were wrong.

    Certainly she was better prepared than her predecessors and came out of her corner fighting, but the unions started it.

  8. One is forced to ask, if you were an employer would you think “Hmmm, ex-mining village, lots of unionised, militant former strikers with a penchant for violence, that’s just the place for me to set-up”

    No, me neither regardless of what grants were available.

    It’s a tough break indeed when the main employer closes, but the miners didn’t help themselves.

  9. NickM says:

    I reckon that was short sighted (and Maggie did have the the mines wrecked). We have enormous reserves of coal and this is strategically important over a very long term. Maggie fought (in the context) a short term (but vital) battle against the NUM but did she have to burn the pits to do it? Maybe but that was a cost and not a benefit. It’s not about jobs and stuff but about maintaining the capability of re-opening pits when (and many shut in the ’80s would go with this) they become economically doable due to rising energy costs, the need for more electricty (not exactly the same as the former), the importance of energy security as the North Sea runs out and the simple fact that Arthur will be in a hole in the ground long before we are out of coal.

  10. RAB says:

    “but did she have to burn the pits to do it?”

    Well pits had been failing since the 20′s Nick. And come Nationalisation were subsidised, just like the Windmills and the solar panels now. That’s no way to run a Welk Stall now is it?

    Yes we have loads of coal still down there that could be used to profit us and keep the lights on, but not only has it become unproductive to mine it at current prices of extraction, given foreign imports that are much cheaper, but Coal itself, like Nuclear, has become a taboo in itself. First Foot a Green fanatic with a lump of coal and a bottle of Whiskey and he is liable to shove the coal up your arse and beat you over the head with the bottle of Whiskey.

    It’s the same as the Green fanatics gloating (yes gloating) over Peak Oil… It’s all run out!! Hooray!!! No it has not run out, there is gobloads of it, it is just more difficult and costly to extract now.

    When the lights go out, as they will very shortly, the cold wind of reality will blow through the Green Utopian mist of something for nothing energy, and we will go back to digging it, and fracking it and pumping out glorious plumes of Carbon Dioxide once more. And Gaia will not give a piss.

  11. Paul Marks says:

    Nick you did see the individuals you mention.

    And they should not have been invited as guests.

    Inviting them as guests was as foolish as Carol Thatcher going on about the nice words of Barack Obama.

    Howe (and “Hezza” and ….) BETRAYED Mrs T. – for the E.U. masters.

    To invite them indicates that there are no CONSEQUENCES for betraying Britain (not just betraying Mrs T.)

    And Comrade Barack Obama stands for everything that a pro liberty person is AGAINST.

    “But it is a funeral” misses the point.

    One should not welcome enemies – or the words of enemies.

    ESPECIALLY not a funeral of fallen warrior.

  12. Paul Marks says:

    The only reason to accept traitors at this event would be if they came to repent their deeds.

    And they had not come to repent.

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