Filmmaker says that putting the plans 'out to tender' is what
she would have wanted
By Ben Arnold
Clearing House" -
The outspoken filmmaker explained in no uncertain terms his
feelings on the subject of the former prime minister, who died
yesterday following a stroke.
“Margaret Thatcher was the most divisive and
destructive Prime Minister of modern times,” he said.
“Mass Unemployment, factory closures, communities destroyed –
this is her legacy. She was a fighter and her enemy was the
British working class.
“Her victories were aided by the politically corrupt leaders of
the Labour Party and of many Trades Unions. It is because of
policies begun by her that we are in this mess today.
“Other prime ministers have followed her path, notably Tony
Blair. She was the organ grinder, he was the monkey.
“Remember she called Mandela a terrorist and took tea with the
torturer and murderer Pinochet.
How should we honor her? Let’s privatize her funeral. Put it
out to competitive tender and accept the cheapest bid. It’s what
she would have wanted.”
Long an opponent of Thatcher, Loach's views come as little
surprise, and follow the announcement that Baroness Thatcher's
ceremonial funeral, to take place at St Paul's Cathedral, is
expected to cost up to £8 million, the biggest funeral of its
kind since the death of Sir Winston Churchill in 1965.
Pete Wylie - The Day That Margaret Thatcher Dies!
What's your response?
Scroll down to add / read comments
We ask readers to play a proactive role and click
the "Report link [at the base of each comment] when
in your opinion, comments cross the line and become
purely offensive, racist or disrespectful to others.
with Title 17 U.S.C. Section 107, this material
is distributed without profit to those who have
expressed a prior interest in receiving the
included information for research and educational
purposes. Information Clearing House has no
affiliation whatsoever with the originator of
this article nor is Information ClearingHouse
endorsed or sponsored by the originator.)