When this story first broke I was appalled to hear Carol had been sacked over something so trivial however I decided against doing a blog on it so as not to be accused of ‘Thatcher’ ranting from the Labour society. However having seen a blog published on the BULS website slamming Thatcher and her supporters, I feel compelled to put my two pence forward. Now let me get one thing straight before I begin: genuine racism is completely unacceptable. I understand that the term which caused the furore, ‘golliwog’, would rightly cause offense to people if expressed in public and it is an ill advised choice of word. However as always I am a great believe in that little thing called context and thus I believe people need to stop being so bloody sensitive.
The context couldn’t be clearer: Carol made an off the cuff remark entirely in jest in a private conversation and not in the public domain where her comments would rightly have caused offense and where she would have been rightly brought to task. Had Thatcher said it publicly or on air then perhaps I would be more inclined to agree with her punishment. However while the Labour Party have shamelessly rushed to jump on the ‘bash Thatcher badwagon’ and spout their morally superior twoddle, I personally am more appalled by their seeming ignorance to the fact that Thatcher is being victimised. I find vicitimisation as abhorrent as racism. The victimisation Thatcher is recieving is completely unjustified and it is going almost unnoticed by the repulsively smug and unjustifiably ‘morally superior’ powers that be.
The fact is the BBC, or Bolshevik Broadcasting Corporation, and others have lashed out at Thatcher not because of her remarks, although they do love to get on their little moral politically (in)correct high horses, but because of who her mother was. Those that are supportive of Thatcher’s sacking need to look at the facts. The BBC has recieved thousands of letters of complaint at her sacking and barely 60 in support. She has the support of the Mayor of London and other public figures and even people such as Michael Eboda, the black editor of the Power List, and Trevor Philips have suggested the sacking was perhaps a tad extreme and could be seen as being taken out of context. How many more times do we have to have situations like this where good and popular figures’ careers are brought grinding to a halt over comments taken completely out of context.
This whole situation is farcical. But for me the fundamental point about all this is Thatcher has already offered an apology, in the sense that she recognises the term can be offensive and regrets its use, but she has quite rightly refused to bow to political correctness and issue 3 seperate written apologies to the other individuals who were in the room at the time. How bloody sensitive are these people?! It was a private conversation and I therefore ask you to imagine how you would react if you had anything and everything that you have ever said off the cuff that could be deemed offensive brought up and thrown at you… Im sure you wouldnt appreciate it and would argue your comments had been taken out of context. Thatcher is no different.
Who ever the little snitch is needs to take a good long look at him or herself and realise just how pathetic, petty and childish they now look given the reaction to Thatchers dismisal. Incidently I am also appalled by BULS and other Labour groups suggestion that Iain Dale’s defence of Thatcher was racist. Im sure after publishing this blog I will be due to recieve the same outrageous and unjustifiable critique from BULS… Perhaps we should tell the university authorities that they are victimising people like myself and Iain, both born on the 15th of July, maybe they would have to resign their committee positions!