Margaret Thatcher died on April 8th after a stroke
Some people are mourning the passing of Margaret Thatcher - her legacy, economic ‘reform’ and foreign policy. Some people are celebrating the passing of Margaret Thatcher - her legacy, economic ‘reform’ and foreign policy.
One of the people seemingly revelling in the death of the first female prime minister, is Romany Blythe, a 45-year-old community drama teacher from south London. She is involved in “facilitating workshops for young, excluded and potentially criminalised individuals and uses drama techniques she has developed to explore resolution of conflict and oppression” according to her companies website. Her Facebook page was centred around inviting 5,300 people to a street party. “Come and celebrate our liberty and freedom from tyranny! On the day Maggie stands down, once and for all!” Blythe defended her actions, saying, “It’s not about gloating and being mean. It’s about using that date to reflect on the past, however unfortunate that day may be for some people She has family and they will grieve. She’s not the enemy right now; her legacy is the enemy."
Portrait of Baroness Margaret Thatcher using coal
Ms Blythe isn’t the only one engaging in revelry following Lady Thatcher’s death. Ian Bone, who set up Class War, says an effigy of Lady Thatcher will hang on the fourth plinth in London’s Trafalgar Square. “There's a large papier mache statue of Thatcher being done that will be toppled. It will be similar to the size of the Saddam Hussein one, ideally in Trafalgar Square," he said.