When Labour told the truth about Thatcher

April 16, 2013 at 2:12 pm (elections, history, Jim D, labour party, Thatcher, Tory scum, truth, TV)

While searching Youtube for the famous (infamous?) “Kinnock: The Movie” 1987 election broadcast, I came upon this less well remembered, but excellent broadcast from the same election. I understand that Ed Miliband’s in a rather awkward position right now (not helped by Blair’s disloyal intervention), but he really ought to have a look at this, and reflect on the fact that there was a time when the Labour leadership felt able to tell the unvarnished truth about Thatcher, the Tories and what they represent:


  1. Roger McCarthy (@RF_McCarthy) said,

    Except that Thatcher in 1987 was not dead and we in England (rather less so in Scotland, Wales and NI in my experience) do have this weird idea that speaking ill of the dead – and particularly dead people who were at the end just sad withered and largely senile husks of themselves – is just wrong.

    I actually think Ed for once got it mostly right and whether by accident or design just gave the Tories and their media all the rope they needed to hang themselves by boring a population who in this as in almost everything else related to their politics and history JUST DON’T FUCKING CARE into a state of mild disgust.

    All ‘we’ need to do to not ruin that boomerang arcing back to hit Cameron and the Tories in the face is to not do anything silly at the funeral.

  2. Monsuer Jelly More Bounce to the Ounce (Much More Bounce) OOps upside your Head this time with feeling said,

    nobody did anything silly. Who the fuck was going to do anything silly anyway? Random headcases – but other than that — ‘who’?

    anyway – what a boring load of fuckking toss it was.

  3. Monsuer Jelly More Bounce to the Ounce (Much More Bounce) OOps upside your Head this time with feeling said,

    milliband turned up looking very smart mind. Not a hair out of place and no industrial garment on his manly frame.

    • Roger McCarthy (@RF_McCarthy) said,

      I am not altogether sure what I meant by ‘silly’ – in any case what few protesters were out seem to have been rather more dignified than the mourners some of whom seemed to think they were at Ascot or the Henley Regatta rather than a bloody funeral.

      And as for Osborne – complete lack of stiff upper lip.

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