THATCHER PROTEST - NO STATE OR CEREMONIAL FUNERAL FOR MARGARET THATCHER - NOT IN MY NAME
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mark sutton

THATCHER PROTEST - NO STATE OR CEREMONIAL FUNERAL FOR MARGARET THATCHER - NOT IN MY NAME

    1. mark sutton
    2. Petition by

      mark sutton

      london, United Kingdom

PROTEST AND PETITION against the postitive commemoration of THATCHERISM that has destroyed working class communities; led to the breaking up of the NHS; the abolition of free education and social mobility; the end of affordable rents and mortgages; the destruction of the state owned public sector (including transport, police, fire and ambulance services); the end of the small businessman; the demonising of gay people with 'Section 28'; and much much more. If that isn't enough, she made herself a war criminal by ordering the sinking of the General Belgrano, killing 323, mostly young conscripts and sea cadets (you know how old sea cadets are?) on this antique training ship that was sailing home. The commander of HMS Conquerer sent back the order to sink the ship twice as he deemed the Belgrano 'no threat'. On the third order he fired three torpedos and blood exploded onto British hands. The international community condemned Britain's actions.

This is the legacy of Margaret Thatcher.

Now British people live under the control of a corporate controlled government that systematically reduces and subverts the power of working people and their dependents. Our children now grow up with no hope for the future, with the majority looking forward to a job, if they are lucky, at Tesco's or Mcdonalds. Gone are the days of an ambitious and creative people. This decline dates back to when Thatcher was elevated to Tory leader. She was obviously meant to be a patsy, but she was cunning and survived another two terms on the back of war-fuelled jingoism and an artificial economic boom that we are all paying the price for now. Subsequent political parties and politicians have had their chance to rescue the country, but they have all continued Thatcher's policies in taking us into oblivion. For these reasons we cannot celebrate her life as this would be the same as celebrating the death of a once proud and great nation: she sold us out.

Ths petition is not about Thatcher anymore but her legacy of 'thatcherism' that has left the country in a hopeless mess.

Let the woman have a private family funeral so that her arms-dealer son can mourn the mother who taught him how to make a living about of war and don't insult the British people by using their hard earned taxes to pay for a public funeral that the majority do not want.

To:
British government
mark sutton
No state or ceremonial funeral for Margaret Thatcher

Sincerely,
[Your name]

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    1. thank you

      mark sutton
      Petition Organizer

      1501 - just made it - printing off and leaving now: will deliver this afternoon give or take riots

    2. Reached 1,500 signatures
    3. 1,447 signatures

      mark sutton
      Petition Organizer

      just 53 needed tonight to get to the respectable 1500 - please carrying on sharing the link - this petition will close tomorrow morning when I will print it out and take it to downing street tomorrow afternoon and register this process against this politically charged funeral. thanks to everyone who's signed.

    4. 1100 signatures

      mark sutton
      Petition Organizer

      The government is using this funeral as a vote of confidence in their policies - this protest insists that Thatcherism is still alive and as divisive and corrupt as it always was. Poor people are set to get even poorer as the rich corporations continue to create a cheap 3rd world workforce to maximize their profits. Please continue to show your support and share this link on Facebook and twitter.
      I will deliver this protest petition and then attend the funeral to show my back outside the Royal Courts of Justice on Wednesday. Hope to see you there as 'The Protesters' continue the modern Battle of Britain: a fight for survival.

    5. Reached 1,000 signatures
    6. 500 - let's make it 500.000

      mark sutton
      Petition Organizer

      just reached 500 signatures, not bad seeing as not on the front page: thanks for all your help and please give this campaign a push by sharing the link of facebook etc. i want to be weighed down with signatures by the time i present this to the door of No. 10

    7. Reached 500 signatures

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    Reasons for signing

    • Rebecca Slingsby WALLINGFORD, UNITED KINGDOM
      • about 1 year ago

      too many reasons to list

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    • Hether Maccoll PETERBOROUGH, UNITED KINGDOM
      • about 1 year ago

      She wasn't loved by all therefore all should not be paying, with the taxes we pay, for her funeral....let her family and RICH friends pick up the tab!!!!!!

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    • Paul Hurst MANCHESTER, UNITED KINGDOM
      • about 1 year ago

      This is almost a police state we live in, and this sums it up..

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    • Scott Younger FIFE, UNITED KINGDOM
      • about 1 year ago

      This should never in any time be ok. No person deserves this, not from the states pocket or from their own.

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    • Liam Doyle PORTSMOUTH, UNITED KINGDOM
      • about 1 year ago

      my nans more important than her and she had minor funeral compared to what this WAR RIDDEN PERSON WAS. I know she has passed and her family will mourn and she must be loved by people but i think everyone in this world should be treated equal. Rip mag but u dont deserve drag

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