Friday, April 12, 2013

Even More Names Added to Thatcher Guest List

Even more names have been added to the funeral invitation list:

Newt Gingrich
Prime Minister Stephen Harper
Mr & Mrs John Howard (representing Australia)
Sir Tim Berners-Lee
Michael Crawford
Katherine Jenkins
Lord & Lady Harris of Peckham
Lord Maurice Saatchi
Commissioner Sir Bernard Hogan-Howe
Andrew Neil

WATCH: Maggie Told Boris to Get Rid of Ken

Thursday, April 11, 2013

Ding Dong the Cash is Going to Corporations

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The hard-left campaign to get “Ding Dong the Witch is Dead” from the Wizard of Oz to the top of the charts has seen the track downloaded a mere 20,000 times. Or in other words, by less than 0.031 % of the population. Those sad lefties that are buying it will be pleased to hear their cash is lining the pockets of shareholders in the multi-national corporations EMI Feist, and their owner, Sony who bought it from Citi, the world’s largest bank, in a £2.5 billion deal… 

The BBC have displayed their usual spectacular editorial judgement and declared that they will play the song in the charts, explaining it with a news package explaining to children that hate-filled socialists have bought the song to celebrate the death of a grandmother. This should not be a complicated editorial decision-making process, even for the Beeb: “It would not be appropriate for a publicly funded organisation to play a song in celebration of the death of an 87 year-old woman.” If Guido had a TV licence, he would burn it…

Thatcher Funeral Guest List

Downing Street have just released the first names who will attend Thatcher’s funeral on Wednesday:

- All surviving former prime ministers
– All surviving former US Presidents and a Reagan family representative
– Hillary Clinton
– All surviving members of Lady Thatcher’s Cabinets
– The current Cabinet
– The Leader of Her Majesty’s Opposition
– President Manuel Barroso
– Sir Bernard and Lady Ingham
– Fredrick Forsyth CBE
– Former Prime Minister Mahathir of Malaysia
– A representative of Nelson Mandela

Some of those attending include:

– Mr & Mrs Michael Portillo
– Tony & Cherie Blair
– F.W. de Klerk
– Dame Shirley Bassey DBE
– Jeremy Clarkson
– Lord and Lady Lloyd Webber
– Lord and Lady Archer
– Lord Powell of Bayswater KCMG OBE
– Lord Carrington
– Prime Minister Harper of Canada
- Former Prime Minister Brian Mulrooney of Canada

Wednesday, April 10, 2013

Grantham Man Gets Maggie Memorial Tattoo

It’s what she would have wanted.

Via @eljmayes

WATCH: Dave and Ed’s Thatcher Speeches in Full

Compare and Contrast

Poor Got Richer Under Thatcher

One of Maggie’s many memorable memories from the House is her slap down of a young, snivelling Simon Hughes. Channel 4 FactCheck show that she was entirely right: wages went up across the whole spectrum, including for the poorest.

IFS figures show median earnings went up faster under Thatcher than under Major or during Blair’s second and third terms. Everyone got richer on Maggie’s Farm, including the poor. It comes down to this: would you rather be more equal but poorer, or less equal but better off?

Thatcher Tops Best PM Poll

An interesting poll for number crunchers in today’s Sun, not least because Margaret Thatcher is named as Britain’s most popular post-war PM. Dave scored a grand total of zero percent, suffering the indignity of coming behind Alec Douglas-Home. Tony Blair won three elections for the Labour Party but only 21% of Labour supporters felt he was the best post-war PM. Also notable that only 18 percent of Tories went for Churchill compared to 25%, 28% and 36% of Labour, LibDem and UKIP supporters respectively. The winner is clear…

Those results in full.

Tuesday, April 9, 2013

Guardian Poll Finds 50%-34% Support For Thatcher


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Russell Brand Comes Out as 9/11 Truther | Guardian
Health Revolution is Underway | Fraser Nelson
UKIP Gets Professional | Red Box
Kelly Tolhurst Wins Rochester Open Primary | BBC
No.10 Ambushed by EU Prosperity Tax | Times
10 Years of Guido | Iain Dale
Tory MP Tells Leftie Jon Snow to Retire | Guardian


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Rob Colvile reviews Russell Brand’s new book:

“Oddly, the person I feel sorriest for isn’t Brand himself – although he certainly comes across as a rather pitiable figure, projecting his own brokenness on to the world around him – but Johann Hari. Drummed out of Fleet Street for plagiarism, the former Independent columnist has washed up as “my mate Johann, who’s been doing research for this book”. For a genuinely talented polemicist, it would have been a humbling experience to have to treat this sub-undergraduate dross as the scintillating wisdom of a philosopher-king.”



Mycroft says:

Have you read the last bit of Animal Farm?

You know where the animals are looking through the Farmhouse window?

My TV screen was that window at lunch-time today.

Be careful, the sudden self-congratulatory tone, the slightly pudgy outline of indulgence and you become exactly what you should despise.

The jolly face of the Quisling Cameron poses for your camera has mesmerised and deceived you, you who were once not so deceived.

You were no firebrand, you were a damp squib in my opinion, sorry.

You need a damned good kick up the ahse!


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