I was one of the many that thought "ding dong the witch is dead" when Thatcher died. But that's a word with a long history of oppressing women, so I didn't use it at the time.
If the media had ignored it its use would be forgotten. But thanks to many headlines the song is now a large part of her heritage. And the campaign to get the BBC to ban it will probably make it a number 1.
One might thing that lesson was learned long ago, banning a song gives it an air of mystery, and its easy to rebel and buy it.
It's many years since I downloaded a song, but ding dong is now my ringtone. Actually the last time i downloaded a song was a Tony Blair protest "war" by ugly rumours in 2007.
The pro Thatcher lobby has got "I'm in love with Margaret Thatcher" by the Notsensiblesi climbing the chart, but as this is also an anti Thatcher song it doesn't really matter if it wins, but it has a way to go yet.
In 20 years when people talk about Thatcher its the ding dong song they will remember. So well done fools, not quite the plan though.
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