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[–]RosieJo 29 points30 points ago

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I know the celebration of someones death may seem terrible to you, but in the case of Glasgow, I kinda get it.

She ruined that city, and the lives of millions who live there.

[–]Slamberto 4 points5 points ago

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What did she do to make the people in Glasgow hate her?

[–]Mondoshawan 15 points16 points ago

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There are threads all over /r/unitedkingdom and /r/worldnews going over it in detail. Here is the one in /r/Scotland, it's a good place to start. ELI5 also has a thread here.

Trust me when I say that the hate for her is very justified. She knew that her party had no support in certain areas and she fucked them over royally.

[–]Slamberto 4 points5 points ago

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Thanks. It seems like it might be justified although celebrating people's death is (in my opinion) distasteful.

[–]baconatedwaffle 9 points10 points ago

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There are things that are not only distasteful but which also cause children to go to bed hungry

[–]zxzEpitaphzxz 3 points4 points ago

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Glasgow once had one of the best shipbuilding industries in the world. The majority of Glaswegian men's jobs were in shipbuilding. Margaret Thatcher scrapped the shipbuilding industry, taking thousands of jobs from men who were barely paid enough to take care of their families. There still stands one of the cranes as a relic of an era. It was dubbed, "Titan". Margaret Thatcher only cared for those who were upper class. TL;DR Margaret Thatcher was a fucking cunt.

[–]TheCarolingian 0 points1 point ago

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My dad was in the shipbuilding industry in Glasgow. Didn't have a single o level when he left school, straight into the yards. When his job was taken away, he set himself up in business running his own cafe. He retired a few years ago, selling off 3 hotels an 12 cafes and restaurants. He thanks Maggie for that. He wouldn't have done it without the push. He even acknowledges that the industry in Glasgow was dying anyway, and she was the person who made the difficult decision to pull the plug, rather than drain the economy supporting a dying beast. That said, the process could have been handled so much better!

[–]NotMathMan821 15 points16 points ago

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I thought this would be a gif with fireworks and dancing. I sat there watch for an embarrassing amount of time before realizing the time at the top right wasn't moving.

[–]Captin_Banana 1 point2 points ago

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I'm glad I want the only one!

[–]mundaneclipclop 13 points14 points ago

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The worst thing about her death is we'll have to put up with countless interviews conducted with her racist, media-whoring, rubbery-faced daughter, Carol Thatcher.

[–]Nintentard 14 points15 points ago

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"Ding dong the witch is dead! Which old witch? The wicked witch! Ding dong the wicked witch is dead~" -Morbid George Square party goers

[–]teachbirds2fly 7 points8 points ago

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For anyone that doesn't know the belter of a song from Mogwai - George Square Thatcher Death Party

[–]Callumlfc69 5 points6 points ago

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I guess the people who are shocked at this (putting people celebrating her death on morbidreality and wtf ect) are the people who don't actually understand why she is so hated in the first place.

[–]ihatethekids 3 points4 points ago

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I for one understand why she is hated, but still do not see how anyone can celebrate a fellow human being dying.

[–]GGenius 1 point2 points ago

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Why is she so hated? I'm curious

[–]slothenstein 1 point2 points ago

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This pretty much covers it

She also passed a piece of legislation, Section 28, which prohibited local authorities from "promoting" homosexuality or gay "pretended family relationships", and prevented councils spending money on educational materials and projects perceived to promote a gay lifestyle.

TLDR: She was a homophobic bitch who cared for noone except those with massive wealth and created a country that only benefited the elite while forcing the working class into poverty.

[–]Callumlfc69 1 point2 points ago

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People celebrated Hitler's, Saddam's and Gaddafi's death. Do you not understand that either?

[–]ihatethekids 0 points1 point ago

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i understand why they were hated, but they are just human beings. Having a bleak prognosis makes you think like this though. Also, Thatcher was no where near the same level as Hitler.

[–]Callumlfc69 0 points1 point ago

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No but she did allow the death of civilians in Ireland. Also all the communities and families she broke by closing the mines which was relied upon in the North for jobs. She was a terrible person and a worse politician. It is completely understandable how she can be so hated.

[–]ihatethekids -1 points0 points ago

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yes, totally understandable that she was hated, its just the celebration of anyone's death i will never understand.

[–]Callumlfc69 0 points1 point ago

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Some people are that evil where you can justifiably celebrate their passing.

[–]radd_it 3 points4 points ago

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listr provided as a convenience, downvote to have it removed.

That's some damn fine music. Also, some Morrissey.

[–]sclaw 1 point2 points ago

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Thank you.

[–]radd_it 0 points1 point ago

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Cheers! Thanks for letting me know about hypem.com!

[–]duglock 1 point2 points ago

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The left is so tolerant and inclusive, aren't they.

[–]YourFairyGodmother 4 points5 points ago

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Here's hoping she stays dead.

[–]Thalenos 0 points1 point ago

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She will probably come back as a ghost of spite just to fuck with our sleep cycle.

[–]GuaranteedIrish 4 points5 points ago

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Being Irish, I can't wait to see the fucking cunt in hell.

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    [–]Dressedw1ngs 0 points1 point ago

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    Churchill? What did he do?

    [–]poshcatowner 4 points5 points ago

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    come from Liverpool, totally supporting the guys in Glasgow. Glad the bitch is dead, and touchy-feely yanks who have no fucking idea should shut the fuck up 'cause you guys like the feeling of being reemed up the arse by your politicians

    [–]JoeyHollywood 1 point2 points ago

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    [–]iaro 2 points3 points ago

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    Imagine the congo line when George W. Dies!

    [–]monkeysnow 1 point2 points ago

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    Hey hey the witch is dead!

    [–]SpheresEdge 0 points1 point ago

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    Potato.

    [–]amanda_6 0 points1 point ago

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    Were partying hard here in west Belfast tonight :D

    [–]Obsoletegirl -2 points-1 points ago

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    Good for them. She was a nasty cow in life and hurt many people with her policies. Death has not redeemed her or her Reagan, Nixon etc IMO. SOB in life, SOB in death. Ruined the lives of working people and set the stage for the right wing mess we are now living with. Nothing good I can say about her.

    [–][deleted] 2 points3 points ago

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    This gets posted a lot, but it's true: even assholes turn into top blokes after death.

    [–]Mckee92 1 point2 points ago

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    How is this WTF worthy? Plenty of people in the north, scotland and NI are going to be happy she's dead.

    [–]Mikey4021[S] 2 points3 points ago

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    It is not but they would'nt let me post it in Politics and i think posting it in funny is a step too callous for me.

    [–]Mckee92 0 points1 point ago

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    Ahh, I have no sense of shame when it comes to matters like this.

    [–]GhostlyHat -5 points-4 points ago

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    Would these also be the people who wear a dirty Che shirt wherever they go?

    [–]Mikey4021[S] -2 points-1 points ago

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    no

    [–]hunterbass 1 point2 points ago

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    As someone who lived In the u.k and Texas, people from the u.k are far far far more rascist and cold blooded than anybody I've ever met in Texas. If Obama died and people started doing this shit they would be ran off by the most far right people you've ever seen. People here were upset when Osama bin ladens death was celebrated at the Whitehouse.

    [–]Mikey4021[S] 1 point2 points ago

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    What the fuck has this got to do with racism. and to characterise a country by your experience with a few people in it is simplistic and pointless.

    [–]CandidCandy 0 points1 point ago

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    Erm, yeah but Maggie Thatcher and Obama are fucking worlds apart. There are a great many, really bloody good reasons for people to hate her. She deserves it. Supporting Apartheid being just one of many reasons, so why you insinuate that it's racists doing the partying I do not know.