8 April 2013 - 1:45pm | posted by | 1 comment

Margaret Thatcher dies - Twitter reaction as CNN blunders with Jimmy Savile picture and Guido Fawkes closes for a day

Margaret Thatcher dies - Twitter reaction as CNN blunders with Jimmy Savile picture and Guido Fawkes closes for a dayMargaret Thatcher dies - Twitter reaction as CNN blunders with Jimmy

Following the news that Baroness Margaret Thatcher died peacefully this morning after a stroke, the nation has taken to Twitter to discuss the loss.

With Iron Lady, Margaret Thatcher, and Thatcher all trending, both positive and negative comments are being made about the former Prime Minister.

Unfortunately, CNN are also grabbing a large amount of room on Twitter as well, after running a picture of Thatcher with Jimmy Savile during its on-air broadcast.

It has also been suggested – but not confirmed – that the BBC made a typo in an article and suggested that Thatcher died following a ‘strike’.

Guido Fawkes has announced that he is shutting the site for the day as a mark of respect.

Comments

9 Apr 2013 - 07:27
kmdlo51992's picture

When Thatcher came to power in 1979 Britain still had a free press, a ship building industry, a car industry, a coal industry, a steel industry. What's left of some of those industries is no longer owned by the British people. She sold all Britain's assets so that by the time she died, the banking industry, gas, electricity, water are all foreign owned. She unravelled the legislation protecting the public from predatory financial practices and oversaw the mis-selling of mortgages, the mis-selling of pensions (so called opting out of the state scheme), did away with rent controls, "deregulated" the integrated transport system which used to run cleanly, cheaply and efficiently in London for the benefit of the public. Perhaps her most lasting achievement is the City of London where "deregulation" (big bang) ushered in practices that could be said to sum up her whole philosophy in two words, "caveat emptor".

3
1

Please sign in or register to comment on this article.

Latest Projects from the Profile Hub

The Drum Election Podcast Features Cult LDN

24/04/2015
Our agency co-founder Cat Turner has a seat on The Drum's...

Running Stock Photography

24/04/2015
A shot from a recent stock shoot in North Wales.

E-Commerce website for Attends

23/04/2015
As a global organisation, Attends required a best-in-class...

Making Great Strides With Social and PPC

22/04/2015
Sleeping Giant Media works with Nova to increase the...

HEINEKEN UK

22/04/2015
Our comprehensive technical expertise has been instrumental...