L'Ange, Whilst respecting what you say and regretting the suffering your family and friend experienced, I think that holding a street party will only diminish those who organize and take part, just as the well-organised spontaneous outpourings of hate in some places only serves to damage the protesters causes.
In addition, I have struggled in the last day to find a TV channel that has not indulged in saturation coverage, apart from Dave Deja Vu, as politicians famous and obscure, media reporters and misc hangers on on rub their hands in glee at the overtime they might get from all the special programmes about Thatcher.
Around 1400 people died in the UK yesterday and each and every one of those represents a tragedy for their families, friends and not least, the deceased themselves. A sense of proportion from the media wouldn't do any harrm.
As for any political debate about her, I'll reserve that for the thread dedicated specifically to that topic.
Edited by JohnM, 09 April 2013 - 08:52 AM.