Throwing Eggs at Thatcher

I threw an egg at Thatcher.
Not the real one, but the statue
they put up in Grantham,
which is the closest you can get
since she's been ding dong dead.
Afterwards, I felt guilty.
I could have given that egg
to a food bank. But then
if it hadn't been for Thatcher
we might not need food banks
in the world's fifth richest country.
Just one of the many reasons why
I threw an egg at Thatcher.
Not the real one, but the statue
they put up in Grantham,
which is the closest you can get
since she's been ding dong dead.

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John Marks

Tue 17th May 2022 20:10

The ex=mining villages of northern England are plagued by heroin, crack and male suicide. That's her heritage.

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M.C. Newberry

Tue 17th May 2022 12:32

KJ - I do agree that pit closures required a more circumspect
approach with some surely remaining viable; indeed during
the strike itself some clearly kept open. Even now, there are
some which could probably be used again were it not for the
climate change obsession that vast lands like China and India pay scant heed to in compariion with our own small island nation..
Mr Carroll - always happy to indulge in intelligent polite debate.
Telboy - I think you have a point. And history teaches us that
nothing stands still over the years in matters of "industry".
The lumbering local waggon made way for the stage coach
and the fabled mail coaches, which in turn gave way to the
onset of the railways, which in turn had to move aside to a substantial degree when the motorways arrived - and so it goes. .As for Thatcher - cometh the hour, cometh the woman.
But, as the daughter of a grocer, she would probably have
treated the egg-throwing as a waste of good food!

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kJ Walker

Mon 16th May 2022 19:30

MC
Not being able to slave away on a coalface wouldn't be such a loss if those jobs were replaced by others heavy industries.
However there are certain areas where mines have closed and nothing has replaced them.
Incidentally, do you think that we would be suffering the same energy crisis that we are at present if we still had our active coalfields.

Telboy

Mon 16th May 2022 19:08

Re the pits, if not Thatcher a subsequent PM would have closed them as they became unviable.

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Tommy Carroll

Mon 16th May 2022 18:57

Hey Joe I'm ready to pass you the fully loaded 6 chamber egg box.
(metaphorically speaking - take aim..)
tc

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Tommy Carroll

Mon 16th May 2022 18:49

Hey Newberry try reading a book with 4 corners.
Enough said.

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M.C. Newberry

Mon 16th May 2022 17:20

Fascinating how going down a pit and slaving away at a coal face
has now become a "loss" that is now something to grieve over
as if it were essentially allied to some mythical "good old days".
No one quotes the views of the miners who kept working despite
all the verbal and physical abuse and intimidation they endured.
while Scargill abused the rules, still "high" from embarrassing
Ted Heath and reducing the country to unwanted candle light evenings and 3 day working weeks. Ah.yes...the good old days!!.

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Stephen Gospage

Mon 16th May 2022 07:21

Good one, Joe. I'm sure there will be queues to do the same when a statue of the boy Boris goes up

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Joe Williams

Sun 15th May 2022 19:56

I'm afraid it wasn't really me who did it - as you probably know it was a reference to this news: https://www.bbc.co.uk/news/uk-england-lincolnshire-61455387 - but I will gladly metaphorically throw eggs at her as long as I live.

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kJ Walker

Sun 15th May 2022 19:47

At a time that people are pulling down statues of people who have long since been forgotten, I can't believe that someone who caused so much poverty and hardship is now being commentated.
It's a disgrace, and an insult to everyone who lives within the mining community.
Good on you for chucking that egg.

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