11 December 2006
Pinochet pops his clogs
The death of Augusto Pinochet has left many Chileans dancing in the streets and Margaret Thatcher "greatly saddened" at the news: just wait until that old slag calls it a day!
To be fair, although we are certainly entitled to be pleased to see the back of the one and anticipate with glee the passing of the other, neither death can be said to be truly satisfying.
That is because the classes that did well out of both rulers are still whooping it up economically. When a former Yorkshire miner, Liverpool docker or Manchester factory worker can stand in the smoking ruins of Milton fucking Keynes and have a nice, long, slow piss, then the day for celebrations will have finally arrived.