Friday, 29 October 2010
'Thatcher, burn in hell' says Sunderland Council deputy leader
The comment was made on Facebook - or 'social networking website Facebook' as the Sunderland Echo puts it - and the councillor is pleasingly unrepentant about the remark. The former Eppleton Area Miners' Wives Support Group activist says:
“I’m a miner’s widow. I remember 84/85 as if it was yesterday. I hate Thatcher for what she did to my community, what she did to ordinary people here. I stand by what I said.”
The Sunderland Echo is no left-wing paper and attempts to smear Anderson by referring to her as a "Newcastle Utd supporter", just two days ahead of the Tyne and Wear football derby. Considering 'Tory' and 'Newcastle fan' are insults carrying equal weight in Sunderland, this may trigger a contradictory response for many of the paper's readers.