Posts tagged ‘Iron Lady’

November 29, 2013

Boris Johnson’s ‘Huzzah for Inequality!’ speech backfires

by philapilus
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“Oh shit”

Boris Johnson uncharacteristically found his foot in his own mouth on Wednesday night, after an attempt to channel the spirit of Margaret Thatcher during a lecture backfired drastically.

Boris was giving the annual Margaret Thatcher Lecture at the Centre for Policy Studies, when he surprised the audience by going into a deep trance, and started a seance with the spirit of the former Prime Minister.

Extolling greed and envy as the generators of economic success, Boris interpreted Thatcher’s ghost in his own vernacular, saying “I really want to, uh, you know, big it up for the rich – come on chaps, round of applause for the rich, let’s hear it – jolly good, uh, you know, chaps with

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April 9, 2013

What they’re saying about: Margaret Thatcher

by philapilus

 

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If I hear it one more time I am going to fucking twat someone

In another of our TMB special features where we rip off other people rather than do any research ourselves, here’s a round-up of what other news outlets have been saying:

The legacy of former prime minister, Margaret Thatcher who died yesterday, is now more than ever the subject of intense scrutiny and analysis, with wildly differing accounts from across the board.

The Guardian said

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April 8, 2013

Britain to spend next two weeks pretending to be sad about mad old lady’s death

by philapilus
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It’s not exactly the face of someone who’s mourning, is it?

According to experts, everyone in the country is going to spend the next fortnight acting as if the death of former prime minister Margaret Thatcher is A Great Loss To The Nation, rather than something they are a) indifferent to, or b) delighted about.

Known as the ‘Iron Lady’, Mrs Thatcher was in power from 1979-1990, a period during which she very nearly managed to rid the UK of its pesky lingering vestiges of industry.  

A particularly skilful creator of mass unemployment, Thatcher was also an adept financial deregulator, and

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