The Lady's surely not for turning now

While there were celebrations in North Korea as Kim Il-Sung celebrated his 101st birthday, the west mourned one of its greatest ever leaders, writes Garvan Grant.

20th April, 2013
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While there were celebrations in North Korea last week as Kim Il-Sung celebrated his 101st birthday despite being more or less dead since 1994, the western world was busy mourning one of its greatest ever leaders.

Margaret Thatcher, who will never celebrate another birthday unless she posthumously gets 'elected' supreme leader of North Korea, was buried in London on Wednesday. Throughout the land, there was much wailing, gnashing of teeth and a fair bit of booing.


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