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Lichfield MP blasts ‘awful’ Margaret Thatcher death party plans

Lichfield’s MP has slammed plans for a Margaret Thatcher death party in the city.

Staffordshire Police confirmed that they were monitoring a group believed to be planning an event to coincide with the former Prime Minister’s funeral next week.

Officers visited the owner of a website promoting a party, but insisted that they were “not investigating any incident” in connection to a previous ‘celebration’ held by the group at a city centre pub.

Michael Fabricant

Michael Fabricant

However, the city’s Conservative MP has admitted he would be disgusted if such an event was to go ahead again on Wednesday (April 17).

“Any such ‘party’ would be in awful taste,” said Mr Fabricant.

“I would oppose any such ‘celebration’ in the future following Gordon Brown’s death and I certainly oppose such behaviour on the death of a great Prime Minister like Margaret Thatcher.”

Baroness Thatcher’s death has re-ignited the debate over her controversial time in charge of the country.

But Mr Fabricant believes time has proven that many of her decisions were correct, despite the renewed criticism of her role.

“You have to ask why such embittered people exist,” added Mr Fabricant. “It is because Margaret Thatcher won the battle of ideas.

“No serious Labour politician anymore calls for nationalisation, no serious Labour politician anymore calls for more power to be given to trade unions, and no serious Labour politician anymore calls for unilateral nuclear disarmament. That is all because of Margaret Thatcher who destroyed old Labour.

“So all that is left for those on the left is to make pointless gestures. In Lichfield, they will be regarded as irrelevant, childish, and wrong.”

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  1. Sabcat

    13th April, 2013 at 11:29 am

    Missed the boat Mickey, the party was on Monday, the day she died. As for the idea that war of ideas was won, perhaps it was but to the detriment of us all.

    Don’t be under any illusions, the party on Monday, the party tonight in Trafalgar Square and any events that take place to mark her funeral are as much to do with the living Tories and their hateful policies as they are to do with the Thatcher. At least she could argue she had a mandate to put us in the ludicrous position of renting our own infrastructure back from foreign corporations, to squander the wealth from North Sea oil or to sell off the social housing stock built up over generations to fund her orgy of consumption.

    Recent polls indicate that this is not the minority view that you would have people believe, you’re guilty like so many of believing your own hype. The recalling of parliament to see 7 hours fawning over the corpse of Thatcher at great expense and the decision to pay millions of pounds for her funeral demonstrate how utterly out of touch you are with the mood in the country, a country that never elected your government.

  2. plop

    13th April, 2013 at 12:46 pm

    “You have to ask why such embittered people exist,” added Mr Fabricant. “It is because Margaret Thatcher won the battle of ideas.”
    lets look at the facts about thatcher’s reign shall we?
    unemployment reached a record high of 11.9%
    inflation reached to almost 22%
    manufacturing went from 17.6% of GDP to 15.1% in a decline that continued well after
    yhe housing “boom” saw interest rates rise to record levels of 17%
    repossessions rose substantially as a result
    22% of the population ended up living in poverty because of thatcher
    unsurprisingly, inequality shot up too.

    today we hear energy companies are making £50 off every family, including those people having to live off £53. that’s thatchers legacy, that’s the conservative way. YOUR way. demonise and take from the poorest to hand to you and your rich mates.

    THAT’S why people will celebrate thatcher’s death. it’s why many of us will not stop celebrating until every divisive conservative politician is dead or without power, including your out-of-touch, rich boys club, power hungry government.

    “In Lichfield, they will be regarded as irrelevant, childish, and wrong.”
    you DON’T speak for us. GTFO!

  3. johnthemon

    13th April, 2013 at 12:46 pm

    I see Michal Fabricant has seen a little bit of something to boost his popularity status once again. So Mr Fabricant thinks, instead of letting the police deal with matters such as this storm in a teacup non event, Mr Fab has now made it bigger than it really was or is, this kind of publicity from our MP is what we have come to expect, anything to grab a bit of limelight.

    Keep us posted if and when there is a party, I might just go myself now, not to celebrate a death but to show support for democracy.

  4. Michael Fabricant

    13th April, 2013 at 5:31 pm

    What a photo of me! That was NOT me “blasting ‘awful’ Margaret Thatcher death party plans” but blasting HS2!

  5. BrownhillsBob

    13th April, 2013 at 5:59 pm

    Ah, the darling blonde moppet in another publicity schlep.

    It’s all good, eh Mickey?

    How’s the defection to UKIP plans going?


  6. johnthemon

    14th April, 2013 at 3:59 pm

    And not even an attempt from our MP Michael Fabricant to rebuke the claims of the posters above “Sabcat” and “plop”, probably too political maybe?