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A bronze statue of Margaret Thatcher has been lowered into place in her home town of Grantham.

The £300,000 statue was offered to South Kesteven District Council after plans to erect it in Parliament Square in London were rejected.

It has been placed on a 10ft (3m) high plinth under CCTV surveillance to minimise the risk of vandalism.

However, within two hours of it being put in place someone had thrown eggs at it.

Only one of the eggs hit the lower part of the statue, as the person throwing them was behind a temporary fence surrounding the memorial.

Egg sales have risen dramatically at the local supermarket over the last 24 hours.
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Report A_T May 15, 2022 3:25 PM BST
looks like a panto queen
Report ----you-have-to-laugh--- May 15, 2022 3:38 PM BST
Why wait 2 hours...
Report Stickywickets May 15, 2022 4:09 PM BST
The greatest English woman ever
Report politicspunter May 15, 2022 4:11 PM BST

May 15, 2022 -- 3:25PM, A_T wrote:


looks like a panto queen


It does a bit, sort of Danny La Rue ish.

Report Stickywickets May 15, 2022 4:16 PM BST
10 years in prison was vandalising baroness Thatcher

That should keep the feral scum at bay
Report akabula May 15, 2022 4:53 PM BST
Not before time. A statue should have been erected outside parliament years ago.
Be hard though to keep the scum at bay SW. Cut their benefits if they can afford to waste money on eggs to throw.
Report politicspunter May 15, 2022 4:58 PM BST
I hope they don't use the best free range eggs on it.
Report akabula May 15, 2022 5:07 PM BST
Maybe Walter can supply them with eggs from the henhouse he has in his caravan.
Report ----you-have-to-laugh--- May 15, 2022 5:26 PM BST
Inspired a No1 record did Thatcher.
Report ----you-have-to-laugh--- May 15, 2022 5:27 PM BST
Booted out of office by tory mps trying to save their skins.
Report Stickywickets May 15, 2022 5:28 PM BST
The poll tax was a wonderful idea.
Report ----you-have-to-laugh--- May 15, 2022 5:32 PM BST
Statue was supposed to be in London

Good that they are levelling up statues to
backwaters.

Pleasing to see local retail outlets are
doing well from the project.
Report politicspunter May 15, 2022 5:43 PM BST
Eggsactly.
Report akabula May 15, 2022 5:49 PM BST
Margaret Thatcher freed this country from the grip of communist union officials.
She also made owning your own home a reality for lower paid workers.
Respected all around the world.
Report Charlie May 15, 2022 6:00 PM BST

May 15, 2022 -- 5:49PM, akabula wrote:


Margaret Thatcher freed this country from the grip of communist union officials.She also made owning your own home a reality for lower paid workers.Respected all around the world.


Throw it in the river. Second worst PM ever as she's been overtaken by Doris.

Report LoyalHoncho May 15, 2022 7:16 PM BST
She was very popular with murderous General Pinochet and Jimmy Savile I believe, among others.
Report politicspunter May 15, 2022 7:18 PM BST
Could be a scramble to see her statue.
Report ----you-have-to-laugh--- May 15, 2022 7:19 PM BST
Lower paid workers cannot own a home today.

Zero chance.

Thatcher failed.
Report ----you-have-to-laugh--- May 15, 2022 7:20 PM BST
They cannot even afford to heat
the homes the rent, nor buy enough
food to live a healthy life.

The half wits saw to that.
Report LoyalHoncho May 15, 2022 7:30 PM BST
Many "lower paid" workers today are on benefits and many have to use foodbanks to live.
But all the landlords advantaged by Thatcher and her subsequent lieutenants are perfectly happy, Jack.
Report lfc1971 May 15, 2022 8:21 PM BST
Maggie Thatcher put Britain first , second and last
Of course the usual suspects don’t like that
Anyone who vandalises the statute fine them £ 500
Report mad mad moon May 15, 2022 8:30 PM BST
Thatcher v Blair v Boris
A tough call on best to worst Confused
Report lfc1971 May 15, 2022 8:37 PM BST
She did take the milk from school children and that wasn’t good
Can you imagine if the tories did that today Laugh
Report lfc1971 May 15, 2022 8:42 PM BST
Maggie didn’t give two hoots and that was her great strength
One of the best things she did was to refuse to give the IRA terrorist hunger strikers
special category . She explained to the Pope they were gangsters and murderers
And therefore common criminals
Report Facts May 15, 2022 10:08 PM BST
stickywickets


Puerile
Report Facts May 15, 2022 10:09 PM BST
Spot on Charlie
Report peckerdunne May 15, 2022 10:56 PM BST
. “Line dancing is as sinful as any other type of dancing, with its sexual gestures and touching. It is an incitement to lust.”.
Report LoyalHoncho May 16, 2022 12:00 AM BST
She didn;t actually but there you go.  She was education secretary when it was done so got the blame but Heath over-ruled her objection to its withdrawal.  It was boozy Kenneth Clarke who proposed it.
Once again lfc1971 found well short of the bona-fide intel.
Report irishone May 16, 2022 7:07 AM BST
Lfc1971 is a bigot ....end of
Peace in Ireland wont emerge whilst that lump of faeces is still around
Report irishone May 16, 2022 7:11 AM BST
"Four people who helped topple the statue in Bristol were found not guilty of criminal damage by a jury in January 2022."

wonder what could possibly happen ?

One fecked up country
Report lfc1971 May 16, 2022 7:39 AM BST
June 15 1971 Maggie Thatcher promised to cut free school milk ( which she later regretted )
Later in the 1980s she stopped Kenneth Clarkes plan to introduce a ban in day care schools
Once again you have to check anything loyalhoncho says as he’s often confused , and invariably wrong

Again we have the nasty bigot from that part of the world being abusive . They are very good at that
but their ears are too sensitive to hear any criticism of themselves. That’s why there’s been no peace
and why they were able in their own warped minds to justify bombing and murdering .
Report lfc1971 May 16, 2022 8:12 AM BST
Now people like that are very intolerant and also petty to throw eggs at a statue
Fine him and as he doubtless expects others to clean up the mess
make him clean up the area as part of his punishment
Report irishone May 16, 2022 9:19 AM BST
Historical amnesia at its worst
Report lfc1971 May 16, 2022 10:24 AM BST
Now the steadfast resolve of Margaret Thatcher and the British government
not to give into the IRA terrorist campaign eventually led to their capitulation and the realisation
that they couldn’t bomb their way to a United Ireland

She deserves that statue and it should be in Westminster
Report Whisperingdeath May 16, 2022 10:34 AM BST
She was a terrorist and filthy scum as far as I am concerned. I would not visit her statue or throw eggs at it. Leave if there for all in Grantham. Look at the filth that came out if your town.

We are still paying the price if her selfish hateful policies. She has destroyed society and her jegacy us young people who cannot afford homes

Absolute filth, un Christian scum
Report lfc1971 May 16, 2022 10:50 AM BST
The files show Clarke was slapped down for his proposals
An official wrote to the pm
‘. You will see from Kenneth Clarkes minute
  that he has decided to end free welfare milk for children in daycare

In response she scrawled NO , underlining the word twice

She also struck through a paragraph asking if she wanted to know more

The suggestion that Clarke might not announce the plans until after the EU elections
Met with the brusque comment ‘ Or at all ‘

I’m beginning to like and admire Maggie more and more Happy
Report lfc1971 May 16, 2022 11:00 AM BST
I used to drink mine with a Wagon Wheel from the tuck shop . Happy days !
Report leif May 16, 2022 12:40 PM BST
At least it will be another option for the miners welfare club's annual mystery tour day out.

"Don't forget the eggs dear"
Report akabula May 16, 2022 8:17 PM BST
Up there with the Queen and Florence Nightingale as the greatest British women in the last 200 years.
Report Whisperingdeath May 16, 2022 8:18 PM BST
Laugh

Another great contribution from the village people
Report akabula May 16, 2022 8:20 PM BST
Be heading down there in a few weeks time.
Looking forward to paying homage to this great lady.
Report akabula May 16, 2022 8:24 PM BST
You a big fan of the Village People WD.
Does YMCA get you foot tapping?
Report LoyalHoncho May 17, 2022 12:21 AM BST
lfc1971 totally wrong.
Report irishone May 17, 2022 7:07 AM BST
Big plinth ?
Still looking down on the masses
Report Stickywickets May 17, 2022 7:29 AM BST

May 16, 2022 -- 8:24PM, akabula wrote:


You a big fan of the Village People WD.Does YMCA get you foot tapping?


Reminds him of his glory days... cottaging in the Blue Oyster

Report irishone May 17, 2022 9:36 AM BST
Sticky Laugh
Report politicspunter May 17, 2022 4:59 PM BST
https://twitter.com/sports_badger
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Laugh
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