Predictably, Morrissey Has A Lot Of Not-So-Nice Feelings About Margaret Thatcher

Julie Gerstein / April 8, 2013

“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.”

–What I wouldn’t give to have a direct line to Morrissey like The Daily Beast must. I’d love to just call Morrissey up and be like, “So what do you think of the latest episode of ‘Louie’?” (“Charged by negativity.”) Or, “What’s your take on pop tarts?” (“A terror without an atom of humanity.”) Today, The Daily Beast published Morrissey’s thoughts on the passing of Margaret Thatcher. (Analysis: He’s dancing on her grave.) I mean, this is the guy who wrote “Margaret On The Guillotine” about the late British Prime Minister. Sample lyric: “The kind people / Have a wonderful dream / Margaret on the guillotine / When will you die?” His whole screed is worth a read, if only for its succinct analysis of all that was wrong with Thatcher and her record of political and social injustices. Though there will certainly be those for whom such remarks have come too soon. [The Daily Beast]