Friday, February 16, 2007

Off With Her Head!!

A statue of Pinochet supporter Margaret Thatcher is to be unveiled at Westminster next week.

I wonder if it's made from iron. From the Belgrano. Better yet, milk bottle tops. Or coal.

Couldn't they have erected something less controversial, like, say, a statue of Hitler embracing Herod?

The Daily Mail says:

Nearly 17 years after she was tearfully ejected from Downing Street, Lady Thatcher’s unique place in political history will be underlined when she becomes the first living prime minister to have a statue unveiled in the Palace of Westminster.

So all previous prime ministers have had the decency to die before being commemorated in this way. You'd think she'd take the hint, wouldn't you?


Bock the Robber said...

Was that 17 years ago? Is it really that long? Jesus, that's simultaneously depressing and great. At least the old bitch is gone.

Seventeen years? Christ.

Is it really?

John said...

Gone but not forgotten.

And I remember where I was when I heard the news. :-)