Posts Tagged ‘Margaret Thatcher’

This is what the 80s were really like: a permanent Rickroll

Saturday, November 7th, 2015

I was there; I should know. As one caption to this video read, very accurately, “this is what it was like 24/7.”

I went looking for clothes the other day but everything was 80s, badly printed shirts and high waisted jeans the colour of skim milk.  Looking at this stuff I had a visceral memory of the daily Rickroll that was living through that decade.

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Glenda Jackson on Thatcherism, “The Hour” and Abe Lincoln on money and corporations

Friday, April 12th, 2013

Glenda Jackson criticizing the legacy of Margaret Thatcher and Thatcherism in the UK House of Commons this week, during a debate on tributes to Thatcher. For those who don’t think now is the time for this statement, I would refer you to this Guardian article on death and etiquette.

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