Wednesday, 17 April 2013
A conundrum although Thomas Sowell has a point. The problem arises when people feel entitled to other's money and it becomes a lifestyle instead of a safety net.
Today Margaret Thatcher will be laid to rest and in future years documents and papers from her terms in office will become public. That's when historians and others will be able to give a clearer picture of her leadership.
This past week I've seen so many anti-Thatcher protestors who weren't even a twinkle in their parents' eye. Were they a form of rent-a-protest? I doubt if many realise that the plans for today were drawn up by the Labour party and approved by Tony Blair when he was in office.
Others have organised a protest by attending the funeral then turning their backs when the hearse passes. Stupid really. The expense of travel and food seems an excessive sum to pay just in the hope that their backs will be seen on the BBC. However, everyone (still) has the right to peaceful protest in this country and if they want to spend their money in that manner that is their right.
I've read quite a few eulogies to the Iron Lady and this is one I feel comes from the heart. It's good to know that loyalty is not dead and there are those who will stick with their political leaders, not for financial gain but out of a strong sense of affinity.
May she rest in peace.