Before Labour lost office in 2010, Brown, Miliband and others proposed that Margaret Thatcher should receive a state funeral for services to capitalism. This revolting idea has been rapidly distorted by workers with a sense of humour.
Launched on the government’s own e-petition site are three petitions that concern Thatcher. By mid-January nearly 8,000 people strongly objected to a state funeral. But a staggering number, nearly 28,000, supported the idea, though only if it was privatised and her thieving friends in the City paid for it. A pathetic 24 people actually supported the idea of a state funeral.
A hundred thousand signatures are required before the House of Commons Backbench Business Committee has to take note. We already endure films, statues and cult status for this anti-working class nobody. Enough is enough. ■