First of all, the best thing about this video is simply that the Oscar-winning actress Glenda Jackson is an elected member of Parliament.
The second best thing of this diatribe that rips into the devastation that Thatcherism caused in England is that the logo on the screen during it is “Tributes to Baroness Thatcher.” Tributes, indeed!
The third most remarkable thing is that it comes just days after Margaret Thatcher died. Whether or not it’s “too soon” is personal taste – but I admire that Ms. Jackson didn’t want the parade of praise to solidify people’s opinions on how “wonderful” Margaret Thatcher was for England.
(After watching the video, imagine this rant being said by a Democrat about Ronald Reagan. Next, imagine it being said in Congress. And now imagine it being said in Congress just says after he’d died.)
But finally, the best thing about the speech is…the speech. Her passion and anger is flowing out of her finger tips.
And then there's the bonus: the “point of order” debate at the end.
Robert J. Elisberg is a political commentator, screenwriter, novelist, tech writer and also some other things that I just tend to keep forgetting.
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