All hail the... erm, Thatcher death T-shirts...?
Has Britain ever known a more divisive female figure than Margaret Thatcher? Some groups of people like to dress up as her and perform phone sex with each other, while others want to see her dropped into an active volcano. It’s a tough one and no mistake – perhaps the truth lies somewhere in between.
But if you’re a Maggie-hater, you might like to pop along to the Trade Union Congress conference in in Brighton, where just £10 will get you a T-shirt celebrating her hasn’t-even-happened-yet death. Look!
The small, controversial range is being sold by the guys and gals from the TUC-affiliated Derbyshire Unemployed Workers Centre, showing the kind of entrepreneurial spirit that will almost certainly see them departing the dole queue before too long.
Another of the T-shirts has a picture of the former PM’s Spitting Image puppet on it and the slogan ‘Hey ho the witch is dead’, with ‘In the event of Thatcher's death of Thatcher open bag and wear Tee shirt immediately’ written on the packaging.
Shay Boyle is selling the things and he told the Telegraph that £2 from every sale goes towards the centre, which has had its funding cut by £40,000. At the time of the interview, he had sold six. Our in-house numbers expert Maths Mike tells us that means that he has so far raised £12 for the centre. He adds that the difference between that and £40,000 is ‘vast’.
Meanwhile Cannock Chase MP Aidan Burley said: “This sick merchandise tells you all you need to know about some in the union movement - baseless, cowardly and utterly devoid of morality. Those anticipating and celebrating the death of an elderly lady and mainstream Western leader are simply beyond the pale.”
Mind you, Burley once went to a stag party where his mate was dressed as a Nazi so it’s a tough one…