“I wanted to start this project because I think there’s going to be a serious need to counteract the whitewashed version of Thatcher’s legacy the official museum will present.” says Darren
It’s unlikely the official museum will address Thatcher’s unflinching support for brutal regimes like the Khmer Rouge In Cambodia, Augusto Pinochet in Chile or apartheid South Africa. They’re not going to talk about Thatcher’s implementation of the first anti-gay law in 100 years, Section 28, which was almost identical to Russia’s recent anti-LGBT law.”
“They won’t address how Thatcher oversaw two recessions, massive levels of unemployment, raising poverty and inequality, the devastation of UK manufacturing, deregulation of banks, the Poll Tax and the privatisation of everything from basic utilities to social housing”
An interesting idea, for sure. I reckon there should be a string of alternative museums for famous people, where their successes and failures can be properly measured. Churchill’s begging for one, as is Reagan in the US.
Also, if you say bad things about Maggie, you might make George Osborne cry, and who doesn’t want to see that?