Acaila wrote:Also, important distinction, she had an effect beyond England. She's probably far more loathed actually in Scotland, Wales and....well would you say Northern Ireland too Rachelle? You quite probably know better there. In England, it's the North that really hates her since that's the heart of mining country. Or was, before she ripped it out and ate it of course.
Yeah, I realised after I posted I should've said UK, not England! *facepalm*
Acaila wrote:There was actually a suggestion of a minute's silence for her at football matches this weekend! (from her party, never from the FA). You can imagine how well that would have gone down, especially since it's this weekend that the Hillsborough minute's silence will be observed.
Yeah, someone was asking the offical Everton account on Twitter whether there would be some sort of tribute to Thatcher for tomorrow's game, and they were like, "Uh, no, we're focussing on the Hillsborough tribute." They're good people, really, those Evertonians!
Acaila wrote:freedomlover wrote:Sometimes I think some of our presidents were better liked in foreign countries then our own, but I cannot think of any off hand...
Obama is an obvious one. I remember reading a piece in the Guardian saying that if the rest of the world got to choose between him and ....McCain was it? Or the other guy whose name is escaping my exhausted brain right now....Romney! It was Romney....Obama would have taken 93% of the vote, based on their research.
Yep, I remember seeing that. People seemed to be overwhelmingly terrified of Romney winning - the morning after this past election was pretty much, "And the world breathes a collective sigh of relief".
And yeah, I think Clinton was pretty popular here, too.