September 12th, 2012

Tory MP Damns Public Money for Maggie Death Dancers
Conor Burns Calls for DCLG Investigation

What could possibly make the Thatcher t-shirts that have been causing the TUC so much grief this week even more offensive? Well the fact they are paid for out of the public purse registers pretty high on the scale. Mark Wallace has exposed the fact that the Derbyshire Unemployed Workers’ Centre who were selling the t-shirts are publicly funded organisation:

“According to the DUWC 2011 Annual Report, their Chairman is Cllr Graham Baxter MBE, the Leader of North East Derbyshire Council… On page 8 of the same report, the “Fundraising” section lists money received from Bolsover District Council, North East Derbyshire District Council and Chesterfield Borough Council, as well as grants from no less than 11 County Councillors.”

Why the taxpayer is picking up the tab for this lot remains to be seen, but Conor Burns MP, who is a close friend of Baroness Thatcher, is not happy:

“Whilst we are well used to these grotesque and deeply unpleasant sentiments from the left – something ironically that is absent in reverse from the right – this plumbs new shallows.

More than twenty years after she left office the left cannot forgive her for one thing above all else: she won.

To ask people to celebrate when Lady T dies is obscene. To ask the tax payer to pick up some of the bill to produce this Frankenstein merchandise is possibly unlawful.

I am asking the Secretary of State for Communities and Local Government to ask his Department to launch a full investigation as to whether this so-called “Unemployed Workers” (surely an oxymoron?) Centre has misused public money.

Lady T always belived in protecting the taxpayer.”



  1. 1
    Thick as a Planck says:

    We have a personal photo of Maggie by our front door and touch it when we come in. Better than Holy Water


  2. 2
    Kebab Time says:

    Bloody good spot by Mark Wallace.


    • 13
      Voltaire also said says:

      On parle toujours mal quand on n’a rien à dire.
      One always speaks badly when we have nothing to say.


      • 33
        Alice Roosevelt Longworth, Theodore's enfant-terrible daughter says:

        Actually, I said it, and it was “If you have nothing nice to say about anybody, sit next to me, and let’s talk!”


  3. 3
    Sir William Waad says:

    The sad thing is that Gordon Brown will never actually die, because he would have to be alive to start with rather than one of the accursed undead.


  4. 4
    The voice of unreason says:

    I wonder if the police will be investigating this hate-crime? Considering the use of public funds in the execution of this hate-crime, I would imagine it will take a fascinating twist ….


  5. 5
    The Union Of Granny Bashers says:



  6. 6
    Mr A Burley says:

    Bring back capital punishment.


  7. 7
    Mrs T says:

    I will be buried at sea. So enjoy the dance.


  8. 8
    Geo says:

    typical socialists …. offensive and expect the taxpayer to pay for their idiocy.


    • 12
      Chuka Urmunneyaround says:

      Unions are the Wealth Creators !!!


    • 18
      Mornington Crescent says:

      If you can bear to visit their website, you will see they offer:
      •Welfare Benefits & Tax Credits
      •Completion of claim forms
      •Representation at Benefit tribunals
      •Liaising with the Department of Work and Pensions, Inland Revenue and Local Authorities
      •Take up campaigns
      •On-site redundancy advice
      •Advice and information on Union Membership

      What they pointedly do not offer is probably the most valuable help an unemployed person needs: assistance in finding employment.


  9. 10
    Darrol Skinner says:

    ‘Maggie Death Dancers’. The BBC’s The Day Today Lives On.


  10. 14
    keredybretsa says:

    Nasty T-Shirts getting nastier and more complicated by the hour!


  11. 15
    Jimmy says:

    Even better than cutting their money, why not cut off the supply of unemployed workers?

    That would show them.


  12. 16
    Night Owl says:

    Yer lets waste more public money on a pointless inquiry.
    Give the loony left some more free publicity.


  13. 19
    make mine a big one says:

    Pink shirt with a lilac tie – he must be a close friend of Liberace too.


  14. 21
    Jack says:

    Since the T-shirt are being sold at a profit, it doesn’t remotely follow that the taxpayer is paying for this. In fact, one could argue that these T-shirts represent a saving for the taxpayer.


  15. 28
    Forkbender says:

    Very true, it is not very nice thing to do, especially as Margaret might not be very from meeting her maker, it is very hurtful for her family, Margaret might not be able to understand depending how bad she is. Evidently though, Conor Burns does not read Guido’s blog especially the comments, quote, “Whilst we are well used to these grotesque and deeply unpleasant sentiments from the left – something ironically that is absent in reverse from the right”.


    • 34

      You’re confusing political hate crime from a constituted corporate body with suggestions for vermin control from concerned independent loyal subjects of HM.


    • 63
      Blowing Whistles says:

      Conor Burns is a despicable hypocrite – ‘attaching himself’ to Margaret Thatcher – to promote his own ends (And Tatchels no doubt) – He is known evidentially to have ignored – his local constituents’ [many] requests for a meeting in parliament to put the views of Christians against gay marriage – while the LGTB groups got the doors opened to them what did he do – he responded in many cut & pasted replies – giving his views and failed to address the requests made of him [hypocrite]

      Taxpayers – he is also known evidentially to ‘favour the banks’ and their fleecing of his constituents [The taxpayer] … 100% Evidenced a subject he refuses to address – a meeting of a sort took place in his local constituency office some months ago – his ‘reaction’ to being served a piece of paper by a constituent [not a writ] – was noted. His reaction as if it had been a writ – was astounding.


      • 68
        The only way is bumsex says:

        Despicable hypocrite or not, he looks deliciously fuckable.

        Where does Cameron find all these gorgeous young men?


        • 75
          Blowing Whistles says:

          Work out who has been promoting all the one eyed mongrels into political positions and then work out why …? Clue – to destroy by causing chaos – integrity, family values, Normal, moral etc …

          Who better – than the historical one eyed, one agenda mongrels.


    • 76
      Mrs Havisham says:

      Her family live abroad, daughter in Switzerland, son in Spain, grandchildren in USA and seldom if ever visit her, according to the Daily Mail. Heaven knows where they learned such uncaring behaviour.


      • 81
        Stale Porridge says:

        If she is incapable of recognising any of them nowadays, it doesn’t seem to make a jot of difference whether they visit or not.


  16. 31
    Jess The Dog says:

    what would Maggie think of Nazi party stalwart Aidan Burley leaping to her defence? She was friends with Airey Neave, former Colditz POW, who knew just what to do with Nazis.


  17. 36
    Leftie Hate Figure says:

    What would the Lefties do without me?


  18. 37
    @ontablets says:

    I am deeply ashamed and profoundly sorry.


  19. 38
    Kris Briant says:

    I wonder if the nice looking guy to the left of Miliband would be interested in a nice long, slow f***?


  20. 42
    annette curton says:

    Should have been blown up at the party conference in Brighton?.


  21. 43
    Aunty Matter says:

    Why is O’Bummer and dyke Hillary so shocked a bunch of twat head mong Muslims killed their Ambassador?

    Anyone got a link to the video they were so pissed about? I want a good laugh.


    • 49
      Out of the frying pan says:

      Looks like the dividends from the Arab “spring” are starting to come through.


      • 53
        Aunty Matter says:

        Thick fuckers and not just the Muslims, but the dickhead politicians who keep getting rid of these Arab hard men. They know their own people are utter fucking mongs and dropping a few into mincing machines feet first is often needed to keep the fuckers under control


      • 54

        Doing Allah’s work doesn’t pay much, but the fringe benefits are beyond this world.


        • 65
          Blowing Whistles says:

          There are “rumours” all over the net about the video and that is was possibly made by a man in israel … ho hum if true – usual form there at inciting troubles elsewhere for everyone else ….


          • do me a favour says:

            Muslims seem to have no problem with storming an embassy and murdering innocent people.
            But when we dare suggest entering the Eucadorian embassy to simply arrest a bail jumping alleged sex pest it causes a diplomatic incident.


          • Blowing Whistles says:

            To DMAF –

            I call upon the great architect of the universe to strike you dead.


  22. 46
    Vote Clarkson says:

    That`s lady Thatcher to yous Hunts !


  23. 47
    Vote Clarkson says:

    Sorry, for hunts please read Hunts.


  24. 50
    CHIN CHIN says:

    Derby, Nice place, shame about the residents though, bunch of miserable sheep shaggers.


  25. 55
    old grumpy says:

    WHY has nobody complained to the Fuzz on the grounds of Malicious Communication!!!!!!!!!!!


  26. 58
    Laws MUST Go says:

    Please can we have some “Laws Must Go” T-shirts?!


  27. 60
    Enemy of the State says:

    I have a photograph of the Lady on my desk along with her coruscating remarks on the idiocy of the EU from her Bruges Group speech. The people who hate her are not worthy enough for me to comment on.


  28. 61

    >>>>> Mark Wallace has exposed the fact that the Derbyshire Unemployed Workers’ Centre who were selling the t-shirts are publicly funded organisation:

    Actually I think I ‘exposed’ this, ten minutes after the story broke ( – their funders are listed on their annual reports, which are on their site…

    Tip: they might want to embed EPSs or AIs of their funders logos in their PDFs, then they wouldn’t go all bitmappy…


  29. 64
    Cato Street Conspirator says:

    “Whilst we are well used to these grotesque and deeply unpleasant sentiments from the left – something ironically that is absent in reverse from the right…”

    Obviously not a reader of the comments on here.


  30. 67 says:

    Are they paying all their taxes on this T-shirt business?


  31. 72
    Blowing Whistles says:

    Any comments from Michael Heseltine or Ken Clark on this Maggie T shirt issue …?

    Haven’t Old Ken and Zombie Michael got some dirty secerts – they want to take to their graves?

    Great about a bit of truth Re: Hillsborough

    Next thing they’ll be telling us the truth about Ted Heath & Jim Callaghan – now the were a right pair of Kelvin Mackenzies


  32. 77
    Hillsborough says:

    Blowing Whistles says:
    September 12, 2012 at 11:19 pm

    Next thing they’ll be telling us the truth about Ted Heath & Jim Callaghan – now the were a right pair of Kelvin Mackenzies

    Yes but unlike Kelvin, they have not had to apologise for a police cover up, and distorting the truth…


  33. 85
    Lord Flashman says:

    Sorry?! Who printed the ‘Hang Nelson Mandela’ T-shirts thirty-years ago? I wonder what they are doing now and who sported them.


  34. 86
    Unhappy with Dave says:

    Now we have Jack Straw blaming Maggie for the police cover up of Hillsborough to divert attention from his own grossly complacent performance. Guido, please have a close look at Straw’s lamentable behavoir in Parliament. He’s made a career of inaction and sniddery. He joins the ranks of those who have always assumed they would get away with it and should be prosecuted.


  35. 88
    Anonymous says:

    Vote O’Bammy for Pope.


  36. 89
    the savant says:

    Bring back Degsy Hhatton and his henchmen cruising round Merseyside in taxis handing out redundancy notices !!

    Don’t know if that was ever true but it provided one of the ( very ) few memorable sound bite s to come out of the Welsh Windbag when he was on the road to deluding himself he would be elected the next PM


  37. 90
    darth vader says:

    A hate crime if I ever saw one. I wonder if the police would like to investigate this….

    I also hope the Communities Secretary is looking at how and why numpties like these are being funded by the taxpayer


  38. 91
    Rt Hon Percy Tarquinn says:

    “To ask the tax payer to pick up some of the bill to produce this Frankenstein merchandise is possibly unlawful”

    Well if we’re already paying for her funeral, I want some merchandise to go with it.


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