South Lakes councillor urges Maggie supporters to buy rival record to beat 'witch is dead' song to top of charts

 

A SOUTH Lakeland Conservative councillor has joined the fray over the anti-Thatcher anthem Ding Dong the Witch is Dead.

Windermere Tory Ben Berry is urging Cumbrian supporters of the late former Prime Minister to help propel a rival song to the top of the charts.

He says her fans should buy the 1979 punk rock song I'm in Love with Margaret Thatcher by the Notsensibles.

Coun Berry said: "I don't think the late baroness would want censorship, however vile, but she would be very happy with people using the free market to show how they feel.

"Of course, the irony of her haters buying a song owned by a big American corporation and her fans buying one from some blokes in Northern England isn't entirely lost on me. "

The Notsensibles track I'm in love with Margaret Thatcher is available on Amazon and iTunes. This week's chart toppers will be announced on the BBC tomorrow (Sunday).

Mrs Thatcher's funeral is on Wednesday.

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2:31pm Sat 13 Apr 13

PropMeUpWithTeabags says...

That means paying another 79p for a useless record
That means paying another 79p for a useless record PropMeUpWithTeabags
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4:13pm Sat 13 Apr 13

Gini says...

Paid 99 cents in New York City.
Paid 99 cents in New York City. Gini
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4:52pm Sat 13 Apr 13

zaney5 says...

Seriously, grow up.
Seriously, grow up. zaney5
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7:37pm Mon 15 Apr 13

FrontalLobe says...

zaney5 wrote:
Seriously, grow up.
Couldn't agree more.

Just for a bit of balance to the remorseless triumphalist Tory propaganda I have copied the link below to a very interesting article by John Harris. Just add the first two dots. (Daily Mail readers look away now)

www guardian co.uk/commentisfree/
2013/apr/14/thatcher
-legacy-one-nation-c
onservatism?INTCMP=S
RCH
[quote][p][bold]zaney5[/bold] wrote: Seriously, grow up.[/p][/quote]Couldn't agree more. Just for a bit of balance to the remorseless triumphalist Tory propaganda I have copied the link below to a very interesting article by John Harris. Just add the first two dots. (Daily Mail readers look away now) www guardian co.uk/commentisfree/ 2013/apr/14/thatcher -legacy-one-nation-c onservatism?INTCMP=S RCH FrontalLobe
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12:36pm Tue 16 Apr 13

jazzactivist says...

It was a very good article, FrontalLobe. Please can everyone who doesn't agree with the 'deification' of Margaret Thatcher, and spending millions on her funeral, wear red tomorrow as a visible sign of protest. You could even ring a bell during the silence.
It was a very good article, FrontalLobe. Please can everyone who doesn't agree with the 'deification' of Margaret Thatcher, and spending millions on her funeral, wear red tomorrow as a visible sign of protest. You could even ring a bell during the silence. jazzactivist
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7:54pm Tue 16 Apr 13

Thegreenman2013 says...

ding dong......
ding dong...... Thegreenman2013
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11:50am Wed 17 Apr 13

redhairedgranny says...

You lot make me so cross! If you can't say anything nice then say nowt. Not just on this subject but on all subjects. You only come on here to **** and moan and hide behind your anonimity. Pathetic. And for the record, yes I am a huge fan of Baroness Thatcher. Its Labour that came before and after that messed up this country, along with the unions that held us all to ransom.
I remember well the years before 1979 when there were 3 day weeks, power cuts and strikes all the time.
You lot make me so cross! If you can't say anything nice then say nowt. Not just on this subject but on all subjects. You only come on here to **** and moan and hide behind your anonimity. Pathetic. And for the record, yes I am a huge fan of Baroness Thatcher. Its Labour that came before and after that messed up this country, along with the unions that held us all to ransom. I remember well the years before 1979 when there were 3 day weeks, power cuts and strikes all the time. redhairedgranny
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7:50pm Wed 17 Apr 13

FrontalLobe says...

redhairedgranny wrote:
You lot make me so cross! If you can't say anything nice then say nowt. Not just on this subject but on all subjects. You only come on here to **** and moan and hide behind your anonimity. Pathetic. And for the record, yes I am a huge fan of Baroness Thatcher. Its Labour that came before and after that messed up this country, along with the unions that held us all to ransom.
I remember well the years before 1979 when there were 3 day weeks, power cuts and strikes all the time.
.However cross you feel you have contradicted yourself on two counts:

1. You have just bitched and moaned about others yourself.
2. You, like other contributors to this forum are also anonymous.

Further, the purpose of this forum is for the expression of viewpoints and debate.

As with fervent religious believers, no matter how strongly you believe in a thing you have to accept that there will always be others who think differently. We all have a right to air those views. In the case of Thatcher I am diametrically opposed to your view. I do not for one minute oppose your right to hold it or to express it.
What has annoyed a number of us lefties and others in the last week is the deification of a very divisive figure: The recall of Parliament a week early (unnecessary); The ten million pounds spent on the funeral at a time when the poorest are being told to make sacrifices; The turning off of the chimes of Big Ben; The censorship of the record ‘The Witch is Dead’ by the B.B.C. after pressure from members of the government; The reverential tones of Nick Witchell and other reporters when dealing with said funeral. Etc. Etc.

As one demonstrator said, she would never had bothered a private funeral. We do still live in a democracy and it appears to many of us that the government is making full use of this event for its own propaganda purposes. Those of us opposed to the nasty party have every right to react. The reason some of that reaction seems callous is because many suffered real hurt as a direct result of Thatcherdom and are still bitter. Many like me, considered her government immoral.

I like many accept that there were serious problems that needed dealing with in 1979. It was the manner of doing so and the destruction of the post-war one-nation consensus by Thatcher’s government that caused the division. This government shows every sign of using the current crisis to take those aims even further. The current propaganda fest over the ‘legacy’ is an example of that aim. They are trying to re-write history to show Thatcher was right to justify current attacks on the poor and the re-shaping of this country into something more in line with the U.S. model.

You may think it tasteless that people are having parties to celebrate the death of this individual. I suspect you are not a member of a destroyed mining community, a homosexual or teacher who was subjected to the joys of Section 28, a victim of the Poll Tax, a redundant steel worker or one of the many others who lost their jobs as a result of Thatcher’s industrial policies. You are probably not one of the young people desperately seeking a place to live after the sale of most social housing that has left this country with a serious housing shortage. You may not be someone who has noticed how our society has become a great deal greedier and far more crassly commercial. Thatcher may not be totally to blame - others followed her lead, but she certainly started us on the road to the miserable place where we now are.

That is very saddening for those of us who do believe in society as a concept.

I’m am very much afraid you may be crosser than ever.
[quote][p][bold]redhairedgranny[/bold] wrote: You lot make me so cross! If you can't say anything nice then say nowt. Not just on this subject but on all subjects. You only come on here to **** and moan and hide behind your anonimity. Pathetic. And for the record, yes I am a huge fan of Baroness Thatcher. Its Labour that came before and after that messed up this country, along with the unions that held us all to ransom. I remember well the years before 1979 when there were 3 day weeks, power cuts and strikes all the time.[/p][/quote].However cross you feel you have contradicted yourself on two counts: 1. You have just bitched and moaned about others yourself. 2. You, like other contributors to this forum are also anonymous. Further, the purpose of this forum is for the expression of viewpoints and debate. As with fervent religious believers, no matter how strongly you believe in a thing you have to accept that there will always be others who think differently. We all have a right to air those views. In the case of Thatcher I am diametrically opposed to your view. I do not for one minute oppose your right to hold it or to express it. What has annoyed a number of us lefties and others in the last week is the deification of a very divisive figure: The recall of Parliament a week early (unnecessary); The ten million pounds spent on the funeral at a time when the poorest are being told to make sacrifices; The turning off of the chimes of Big Ben; The censorship of the record ‘The Witch is Dead’ by the B.B.C. after pressure from members of the government; The reverential tones of Nick Witchell and other reporters when dealing with said funeral. Etc. Etc. As one demonstrator said, she would never had bothered a private funeral. We do still live in a democracy and it appears to many of us that the government is making full use of this event for its own propaganda purposes. Those of us opposed to the nasty party have every right to react. The reason some of that reaction seems callous is because many suffered real hurt as a direct result of Thatcherdom and are still bitter. Many like me, considered her government immoral. I like many accept that there were serious problems that needed dealing with in 1979. It was the manner of doing so and the destruction of the post-war one-nation consensus by Thatcher’s government that caused the division. This government shows every sign of using the current crisis to take those aims even further. The current propaganda fest over the ‘legacy’ is an example of that aim. They are trying to re-write history to show Thatcher was right to justify current attacks on the poor and the re-shaping of this country into something more in line with the U.S. model. You may think it tasteless that people are having parties to celebrate the death of this individual. I suspect you are not a member of a destroyed mining community, a homosexual or teacher who was subjected to the joys of Section 28, a victim of the Poll Tax, a redundant steel worker or one of the many others who lost their jobs as a result of Thatcher’s industrial policies. You are probably not one of the young people desperately seeking a place to live after the sale of most social housing that has left this country with a serious housing shortage. You may not be someone who has noticed how our society has become a great deal greedier and far more crassly commercial. Thatcher may not be totally to blame - others followed her lead, but she certainly started us on the road to the miserable place where we now are. That is very saddening for those of us who do believe in society as a concept. I’m am very much afraid you may be crosser than ever. FrontalLobe
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8:46pm Wed 17 Apr 13

PropMeUpWithTeabags says...

Well said frontal lobe. I would also like to add I would say the same things whether it was anonymous or not and although childish some people on here, especially the regulars are so easy to wind up.
Well said frontal lobe. I would also like to add I would say the same things whether it was anonymous or not and although childish some people on here, especially the regulars are so easy to wind up. PropMeUpWithTeabags
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10:32am Fri 19 Apr 13

tictoc1 says...

I'm too young to remember much about the lady when she was PM so I sit on the fence, but it is really interesting to read all the comments. In my opinion, whether you liked her ways or not, it doesn't matter anymore, the lady has passed. But, what I don't agree with, is the amount of money the funeral cost and who has ended up funding it. But then, that wasn't Maggies choice was it??
I'm too young to remember much about the lady when she was PM so I sit on the fence, but it is really interesting to read all the comments. In my opinion, whether you liked her ways or not, it doesn't matter anymore, the lady has passed. But, what I don't agree with, is the amount of money the funeral cost and who has ended up funding it. But then, that wasn't Maggies choice was it?? tictoc1
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