Conservatives (on both sides of the Atlantic) love Thatcher because she cut taxes for the wealthy, re-privatized a lot of industry in England, beat down English unions and had many mean spirited quips for her opponents.
During the 1984 minersí strike she said that the striking miners were more dangerous to English liberty than the Argentine military. This statement occurred just after the defeat of Argentina in the Falklandís war.
She also stood by and did not negotiate with the IRA regarding Bobby Sands and the long Kesh hunger strikers in 1981. 10 of them starved to death.
To be "shocked & outraged" that a leader who showed zero diplomacy towards her 'enemies' while she was in power and then gets very little in return at her death seems very naÔve to me.
Liverpool also has a large population of ethnic Irish folks.
Basically bang on apart from some of the other stuff she did. In the end was a heroine for those who didn't vote for her, and Cruella De Ville for those who didn't.
Ding Dong The Witch Is Dead has soared to the top of the download charts after an online campaign by Margaret Thatcher's critics. The Judy Garland version of the Wizard of Oz song has already raced to number 1 on the Amazon charts and number 2 with iTunes users. While many mourned the former Prime Minister who died aged 87 yesterday, many others saw her death as a cause for celebration. The song, from the 1939 musical, is expected to have climbed much higher when the official midweek sales chart is revealed tomorrow. Dorothy, played by Garland, the Munchkins and Glinda the Good Witch sing the song as they celebrate the death of the Wicked Witch of the East after Dorothy "dropped a house on her"......
Ironically, it was Judy Garland singing "Over The Rainbow" from the movie "The Wizard of Oz" that has special meaning in England. The movie was shown just when English cities started having blackouts due to Germany bombing them at the start of WWII.
The thought of a hopeful, optimistic rainbow in the same sky as the dark German planes bombing England is a strange contrast to contemporary "ding-dong" criticism of the late Prime Minister Margaret Thatcher.