The Thatcher fetish

May 19, 2008 at 8:55 am | Posted in Uncategorized | Leave a comment

It’s a pretty common affliction, frequently exhibited amongst the inhabitants of the British right. The most debilitating symptom: an inability to process the fact that some people have never liked her.

So when you encounter someone suffering from this fetish, it helps to look upon them with sympathy, particularly when they write things like this:

Though the British Left hates her for appealing to the working classes more than they ever did, they have never been able to find any evidence of Margaret Thatcher behaving in an unprincipled way. (emphasis mine)

Yeah, I’m sure that when she decimated industry, weakened the trade unions and helped slander the unemployed as scroungers, the working class knew that she was just doing it out of love. As evidenced by the large number of Tory MPs and councillors who represent working class communities, right?

Oh. Maybe not.

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