Celebrating won't change the country
Michael Arber

14:14 9th April 2013

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Singer Billy Bragg has declared that Margaret Thatcher's death should not be met with celebration, after social media excitement spilled over into real-life parties to mark the passing of the Iron Lady.

However, Bragg did suggest that the former PM's passing acts as a stark reminder of the trouble the UK is in today.

Two arrests were made in Brixton as scenes turned ugly at a 'party' to celebrate the Baroness' death, prompting Bragg's statement online.

In a post on Facebook, Bragg said: "This is not a time for celebration. The death of Margaret Thatcher is nothing more than a salient reminder of how Britain got into the mess that we are in today."

He added: "Of why ordinary working people are no longer able to earn enough from one job to support a family; of why there is a shortage of decent affordable housing... of why cynicism and greed became the hallmarks of our society."

Billy Bragg says celebrating Thatcher's death achieves nothing

"Raising a glass to the death of an infirm old lady changes none of this."

Margaret Thatcher's funeral will be held at St. Paul's Cathedral on April 17 (13).


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