I occasionally wonder if my hate affair with milk goes back to my primary school days in the early-mid 1980s.
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But this is a mass misrecollection.
Uni-gate, for want of a catchier scandal name, happened before we were even born.
I know I'm biased because of my own views, but the sheer weight of hatred, I'm convinced, owes more than a little to the propogation of myths, miscontextualisation and lies.
I've even heard the Spitting Image 'Vegetables' sketch recounted, probably third- or fourth-hand as if it were a real life incident. Such is the power of mythology.
PotKettleBlackIt makes me laugh when self-proclaimed ‘anarchists’ take to the streets to decry Thatcher’s legacy, the single most notable feature of which is smaller, less authoritarian government. Did somebody change the definition of anarchy while my back was turned?
In the recent budget I cheered - as did many of us CAMRA types - at the abolition of the beer duty escalator. Our 100,000 signature petition and lobbying in Westminster had yielded a fantastic victory.
But it's not the same as George Osbourne buying us all a beer.
But I also think that a lot of the 'haters', especially those my age and younger, do so purely on the basis of long-running mythology. Hate breeds hate. They despise her without even really knowing why. Knowing it's something vaguely to do with milk or Arthur Scargill is enough for them.
EVIL!!111destroyedholecommunities11witch1 - and so on...
It's what she would've wanted.