Thursday, 23 February 2012
Tameside Labour Councillor “wishes blindness” on a poorly 86 year old lady
Another councillor in Tameside has apologised after she wished ‘Margaret Thatcher would go blind’.
Ann Holland made the controversial remarks during a Tameside council meeting – where £22m cuts were agreed.
Attacking cuts to the NHS, she listed public figures, including David Cameron and Prince Philip,who had been treated by the health service.
Coun Holland, a Labour member for Droylsden West, told the meeting: “Where did Margaret Thatcher go for her eyes – I dearly wish she’d go blind but she went to the NHS.”
Baroness Thatcher, 86, underwent laser eye surgery while in office in 1983.
Council leader Coun Kieran Quinn said Coun Holland had apologised. Manchester Evening News
What is it with these Labour councillors? Many of them do appear to be genuinely nasty people. Baroness Thatcher may not be everyone’s cup of tea but what a truly horrible thing wish upon her. Tameside Citizen