• Margaret Thatcher dead: Morrissey blasts former PM as "barbaric" just hours after her death is announced - Mirror Online

    UPDATE 1:00 PM PT:

    CrystalGeezer posted "It's been suggested this is a mashup of quotes from an old Loaded Magazine article." and !Viva Hate! posted a scan of the Loaded article in the comments.

    MORRIZSEY also sends a link to the RollingStone article, which credits the original article at The Daily Beast:

    Morrissey: 'Thatcher Was a Terror Without an Atom of Humanity' - The Daily Beast
    by Morrissey Apr 8, 2013 1:59 PM EDT
    Singer Morrissey, of the seminal 1980s band The Smiths, reacts to news of the death of former U.K. Prime Minister Margaret Thatcher.


    UPDATE 8:15 PM PT:

    MORRIZSEY also notes the tweet from Lauren Papapietro (Susan Blond agency):

    Lauren Papapietro
    @laurnpapapietro - 12:21 PM - 8 Apr 13
    #Morrissey comments on the passing of #margaretthatcher "...Thatcher was a terror without an atom of humanity" http://t.co/p99twdWnwz



    Margaret Thatcher dead: Morrissey blasts former PM as "barbaric" just hours after her death is announced - Mirror Online
    8 Apr 2013 19:36
    The musician has been a long-time critic of the former Prime Minister

    Outspoken Morrissey tonight blasted Margaret Thatcher as "barbaric" and someone "without an atom of humanity".

    The musician has been a long-time critic of the former Prime Minister and aired his views in songs like Margaret On The Guillotine.

    Tonight, just hours after her death, he released a strongly-worded statement slamming the former Tory politician.

    he said: "Thatcher is remembered as The Iron Lady only because she possessed completely negative traits such as persistent stubbornness and a determined refusal to listen to others.

    "Every move she made was charged by negativity; she destroyed the British manufacturing industry, she hated the miners, she hated the arts, she hated the Irish Freedom Fighters and allowed them to die, she hated the English poor and did nothing at all to help them, she hated Greenpeace and environmental protectionists, she was the only European political leader who opposed a ban on the Ivory Trade, she had no wit and no warmth and even her own Cabinet booted her out."

    Morrissey, whose first Smiths single Hand In Glove was released a month before Baroness Thatcher won her second term of office as Prime Minister in 1983, was highly critical of her role in the Falklands War.

    He said: "She gave the order to blow up The Belgrano even though it was outside of the Malvinas Exclusion Zone - and was sailing AWAY from the islands.

    "When the young Argentinean boys aboard The Belgrano had suffered a most appalling and unjust death, Thatcher gave the thumbs up sign for the British press. Iron? No. Barbaric? Yes.

    "She hated feminists even though it was largely due to the progression of the women's movement that the British people allowed themselves to accept that a Prime Minister could actually be female. But because of Thatcher, there will never again be another woman in power in British politics, and rather than opening that particular door for other women, she closed it.

    Outspoken Morrissey, who recently cancelled a series of shows due to ill health, went on: "Thatcher will only be fondly remembered by sentimentalists who did not suffer under her leadership, but the majority of British working people have forgotten her already, and the people of Argentina will be celebrating her death.

    "As a matter of recorded fact, Thatcher was a terror without an atom of humanity," he added.




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    Comments 133 Comments
    1. CrystalGeezer's Avatar
      CrystalGeezer -
      It's been suggested this is a mashup of quotes from an old Loaded Magazine article.
    1. Johnny Barleycorn's Avatar
      Johnny Barleycorn -
      "Thatcher is remembered as The Iron Lady only because she possessed completely negative traits such as persistent stubbornness and a determined refusal to listen to others."

      He's taking the piss now, surely? Well, we have learnt something today. There are no mirrors in Morrissey's house. Talk about a lack of self-awareness. Laughable.

      Once more the muddled meanderings of Morrissey rear their ill informed head, but I can't be bothered to go through the errors line by line. I'll do the one in the first sentence though. Thatcher will be remembered as the Iron Lady as the name was given to her by the Soviets out of grudging respect.

      As for the Belgrano, Morrissey really is turning into a latter day Lord Haw Haw - that other Paddy pretending to be English when it suited - but without the facts. Using the death of Thatcher and those poor sods on the Belgrano to shift some tickets? How low can this irrelevant twat stoop?

      Write some songs, you tedious cunt.
    1. I Like You's Avatar
      I Like You -
      Quote Originally Posted by CrystalGeezer View Post
      It's been suggested this is a mashup of quotes from an old Loaded Magazine article.
      I was gonna say, it doesn't anywhere to whom he said all of this stuff.
    1. Johnny Barleycorn's Avatar
      Johnny Barleycorn -
      Quote Originally Posted by CrystalGeezer View Post
      It's been suggested this is a mashup of quotes from an old Loaded Magazine article.
      These days all he has are mashups of what's gone before.
    1. !Viva Hate!'s Avatar
      !Viva Hate! -
      Quote Originally Posted by CrystalGeezer View Post
      It's been suggested this is a mashup of quotes from an old Loaded Magazine article.
      Suggested? It is blatant!

    1. Johnny Barleycorn's Avatar
      Johnny Barleycorn -
      Quote Originally Posted by !Viva Hate! View Post
      Suggested? It is blatant!
      I doubt any TTY statement will differ greatly. Buenos Aires beckons. Ker-ching!!
    1. BrummieBoy's Avatar
      BrummieBoy -
      Shame if it's rehash, and it's not a statement, i hope he doesn't blow it with a 'notice me' nonsense statement, dragging in the Royals and the Beckhams. But...he's got form..
    1. Oh my god, it's Robby!'s Avatar
      Oh my god, it's Robby! -
      just wondering, don't suppose I am the only one that had to listen to

      when I heard the news
    1. BrummieBoy's Avatar
      BrummieBoy -
      Quote Originally Posted by Johnny Barleycorn View Post
      "Thatcher is remembered as The Iron Lady only because she possessed completely negative traits such as persistent stubbornness and a determined refusal to listen to others."

      He's taking the piss now, surely? Well, we have learnt something today. There are no mirrors in Morrissey's house. Talk about a lack of self-awareness. Laughable.

      Once more the muddled meanderings of Morrissey rear their ill informed head, but I can't be bothered to go through the errors line by line. I'll do the one in the first sentence though. Thatcher will be remembered as the Iron Lady as the name was given to her by the Soviets out of grudging respect.

      As for the Belgrano, Morrissey really is turning into a latter day Lord Haw Haw - that other Paddy pretending to be English when it suited - but without the facts. Using the death of Thatcher and those poor sods on the Belgrano to shift some tickets? How low can this irrelevant twat stoop?

      Write some songs, you tedious cunt.
      The Belgrano was outside the exclusion zone. Are you claiming that fact is disputed? Thatcher's death is coincidental with his planned visit. If he goes OTT with nonsense then take him down. Thatcher faced down Gorbachev with Reagan. Recognising that achivement does not excuse her for putting into motion The Big Bang whereby our City Of London was allowed to become an epicentre of corrupt financial weapons of mass destruction which now threaten the world economy's very existence as a functioning entity. Derivatives. She will be remembered as a credulous fool with a big chip on her shoulder.
      If this is a mash-up of previous quotes, then that's good. Until Morrissey stops putting his foot in his mouth, he'd be well advised to return to his glory days when he was able to communicate concisely without endlessly referencing sperm war winners and glamorous football/fahsion designer couples with beautiful children.

      Morrissey could have posed with champagne, he could have announced he was re-releasing MOTG, well, he's re-releasing everything in sight, so why not. Morrissey is not pretending to be a Paddy, you thick eejit. Fifth Province: all over the world.
    1. CrystalGeezer's Avatar
      CrystalGeezer -
      What the fuck is this "just hours" after her death? This is total blasphemy, like he's sitting there like a troll waiting to slam her. Which he probably is but he WASN'T in this case. Is the Mirror reputable?

      I still like what he said about her though. Still, headline massively misleading. Like sueably massively misleading if this were an American headline.
    1. Ben Chill's Avatar
      Ben Chill -
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      Ben Chill -
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    1. Barking's Avatar
      Barking -
      Quote Originally Posted by CrystalGeezer View Post
      like he's sitting there like a troll
      Well all I can say, is that we still don't know if he's had a good day or what.
    1. Chip's Avatar
      Chip -
      Quote Originally Posted by Johnny Barleycorn View Post
      "Thatcher is remembered as The Iron Lady only because she possessed completely negative traits such as persistent stubbornness and a determined refusal to listen to others."

      He's taking the piss now, surely? Well, we have learnt something today. There are no mirrors in Morrissey's house. Talk about a lack of self-awareness. Laughable.

      Once more the muddled meanderings of Morrissey rear their ill informed head, but I can't be bothered to go through the errors line by line. I'll do the one in the first sentence though. Thatcher will be remembered as the Iron Lady as the name was given to her by the Soviets out of grudging respect.

      As for the Belgrano, Morrissey really is turning into a latter day Lord Haw Haw - that other Paddy pretending to be English when it suited - but without the facts. Using the death of Thatcher and those poor sods on the Belgrano to shift some tickets? How low can this irrelevant twat stoop?

      Write some songs, you tedious cunt.
      Wow, you hate Morrissey more than Thatcher? That's some pretty fucked up priorities.
    1. Anonymous's Avatar
      Anonymous -
      Quote Originally Posted by Chip View Post
      Wow, you hate Morrissey more than Thatcher? That's some pretty fucked up priorities.
      Chip, it just proves what a bunch of cunts troll here - yet according to DavidT, that's "freedom of speech".

      Newsflash, David: 99% of internet forums delete and block trolls without compromising free speech or promoting censorship! But no, you won't block or ban VIVA, nor delete VIVA's horrifically spiteful post bemoaning the fact that Morrissey's mother is still alive. That post was inexcusable and demonstrates the depths to which this detestable place has sunk. (And before anyone comes back and whines "Oh, but Morrissey has wished death on people" let's not forget that Morrissey's remarks are hyperbole arising from a longheld stance on a wider subject. VIVA's comment was just inexcusable childish cruelty. I guess VIVA must be a very sad and angry person if he/she feels empowered by posting such hateful bile online).
    1. Anonymous's Avatar
      Anonymous -
      "persistent stubbornness and a determined refusal to listen to others" - Bravo. That's just what she was like !

      I can tell you now, that I would repeat that very same sentence now and in the future but also thinking about going back in time, back to the time of the British "Mining Catastrophy" and the start of poll tax and 25 percent + interest rates.

      It does not matter when it is said or when it is written or who said it. That's the thing about the truth. Margaret Thatcher might be gone but the memories of what she did in those desperate years, especially in my home county of Yorkshire, will, sadly, last forever and ever in my own lifetime. And they will possibly live on into the next generation.

      Shambolic and so sad that no-one had the courage to stand up to her except at the very end. At that time, the cowards in her own team turned against her and said that "enough was enough" - some 15 years too late.

      Hazard
      England.
    1. Mozza220559's Avatar
      Mozza220559 -
      Quote Originally Posted by Johnny Barleycorn View Post
      "Thatcher is remembered as The Iron Lady only because she possessed completely negative traits such as persistent stubbornness and a determined refusal to listen to others."

      He's taking the piss now, surely? Well, we have learnt something today. There are no mirrors in Morrissey's house. Talk about a lack of self-awareness. Laughable.

      Once more the muddled meanderings of Morrissey rear their ill informed head, but I can't be bothered to go through the errors line by line. I'll do the one in the first sentence though. Thatcher will be remembered as the Iron Lady as the name was given to her by the Soviets out of grudging respect.

      As for the Belgrano, Morrissey really is turning into a latter day Lord Haw Haw - that other Paddy pretending to be English when it suited - but without the facts. Using the death of Thatcher and those poor sods on the Belgrano to shift some tickets? How low can this irrelevant twat stoop?

      Write some songs, you tedious cunt.
      Haha Johnny I take my hat off to you, you magnificent bastard!
    1. Anonymous's Avatar
      Anonymous -
      This morning on conservative talk show radio that panders to ruling class oppressors, they were trying to triumph Thatcher's response to a politician's concern over wealth disparity, i.e. unfair distribution of 80% wealth leached off the working class to the 1 percenters. Thatcher was yelling about how the poor have more money than they did in 1979 and that was her great argument? These masters of baiting must really take the working class for fools (well, because they do voluntarily sell their labor power for peanuts.)
      VIVZ MOZ FOREVER <3

      Quote Originally Posted by Chip View Post
      Wow, you hate Morrissey more than Thatcher? That's some pretty fucked up priorities.
    1. davidt's Avatar
      davidt -
      Please post in the site feedback forum, off-topic complaints about users will not be addressed in these threads.

      Quote Originally Posted by Anonymous View Post
      Chip, it just proves what a bunch of cunts troll here - yet according to DavidT, that's "freedom of speech".

      Newsflash, David: 99% of internet forums delete and block trolls without compromising free speech or promoting censorship! But no, you won't block or ban VIVA, nor delete VIVA's horrifically spiteful post bemoaning the fact that Morrissey's mother is still alive. That post was inexcusable and demonstrates the depths to which this detestable place has sunk. (And before anyone comes back and whines "Oh, but Morrissey has wished death on people" let's not forget that Morrissey's remarks are hyperbole arising from a longheld stance on a wider subject. VIVA's comment was just inexcusable childish cruelty. I guess VIVA must be a very sad and angry person if he/she feels empowered by posting such hateful bile online).
    1. Mozza220559's Avatar
      Mozza220559 -
      The only reason the "door has been closed" on women running for PM is that there's been no women since her who've been good enough, her methods of leadership and policies may have been questionable, but she wasn't afraid to roll her sleeves up and get the job done.
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