by Andrew Stuttaford

The Daily Mail reports:

Smashed shop windows, paint bombs and police being attacked were all consequences of the Left’s sick ‘celebration’ of Baroness Thatcher’s death last night. Hundreds took to the streets as macabre ‘Thatcher death parties’ were held late into the night across the country, organised by critics of the so-called ‘Iron Lady.’ In Brixton, south London, two women were arrested on suspicion of looting a store and riot police were deployed as the crowds which had been drinking since 5pm started to become more aggressive, refusing to let buses through the streets. More than 300 people, including the young and old partied until late at night on the streets of London, clutching cans of cider and cartons of milk as they danced along to reggae and 1980s music…..At 11pm last night, party-goers climbed the Ritzy Cinema to replace the billboard of films to say ‘Margaret Thatchers dead’ .

They received cheers and applause from fellow revellers as they did so. Later they added the words ‘LOL’, meaning ‘laugh out loud’, followed by ‘Oh Aye’.

Banners were held stating ‘Rejoice Thatcher is dead’ by drunken crowds, many of whom were too young to remember her as prime minister.Sickening messages also began flooding the internet minutes after the official announcement. Revellers danced the conga, drank champagne and chanted: ‘Maggie, Maggie, Maggie – Dead, Dead, Dead. Barnados charity shop was a casualty of the celebrations and this morning the store front had been left with a gaping hole in the glass.

Meanwhile, in Glasgow, more than 300 people gathered in the city centre for street party, organised on Twitter. Members of organisations including the Anti-Bedroom Tax Federation, the Communist party, the Socialist party, the Socialist Workers party and the International Socialist Group, were joined by members of the public in the city’s George Square. A chorus of ‘so long, the witch is dead’, along with chants of ‘Maggie Maggie Maggie, dead dead dead,’ could be heard among the popping of champagne bottles.

In Leeds, people cheered and even handed out ‘Maggie death cake’ at another of several street parties across the UK last night….


Yet in doing what they did, these clowns above all, and entirely accidentally, proved just how right — and necessary — Margaret Thatcher was.

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