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Old Aug 25th 2004, 10:52 am
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http://uk.news.yahoo.com/040825/140/f14y7.html

he was probably lost driving again
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Old Aug 25th 2004, 4:32 pm
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Getting into work this morning, flicking on the computer to be greeted with the headline

"Thatcher arrested"

Made me grin like a loony. Imagine seeing that headline in 1982......

But on reflection I blame the parents.
What hope did he have
His father was a drunk and his mother stole milk off children

Please can I be the first to tell Mummy
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Old Aug 25th 2004, 4:37 pm
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Originally Posted by doctor scrumpy
http://uk.news.yahoo.com/040825/140/f14y7.html

he was probably lost driving again
Have you seen this bit...
Sir Mark, who inherited his late father's hereditary baronetcy in 2003, appeared in court in a dark suit and said nothing during the short hearing.

http://news.bbc.co.uk/1/hi/world/africa/3596948.stm
Sir Mark Thatcher ?? Bollocks to that.
Whilst I like the fact that as a British subject, there is a chance I could get a knighthood. (Hey don't snigger, you never know in the future) what I don't like is this shiftless loser who inherited the title from his G+T drinking henpecked invisible Dad, who only got that because he's married to the (mustdiesoon) Job Snatcher.
If you want to be called Sir something then you've got to earn it doing something for your country, as Steve Redgrave did. Not **** around the desert in some race, get lost and have to call Mummy to rescue you.

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Have you seen this bit...

Sir Mark Thatcher ?? Bollocks to that.
Whilst I like the fact that as a British subject, there is a chance I could get a knighthood. (Hey don't snigger, you never know in the future) what I don't like is this shiftless loser who inherited the title from his G+T drinking henpecked invisible Dad, who only got that because he's married to the (mustdiesoon) Job Snatcher.
If you want to be called Sir something then you've got to earn it doing something for your country, as Steve Redgrave did. Not **** around the desert in some race, get lost and have to call Mummy to rescue you.

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Yeah, I bet she's on the phone right now and speaking to people in high places, hoping that her influence might get him off the hook.
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Yeah, I bet she's on the phone right now and speaking to people in high places, hoping that her influence might get him off the hook.
1. Why is he a knight of the Realm, he obviously didn't get it for services to Map-reading.

2. Why is he classed as a Business man? he was involved in the biggest Arms scandal/deal with BEa and the saudi's, and that was only cause his mumsy was PM and organised it.

3. His mum was in the USA at the time of his arrest. That is far to close for comfort.

4. With Dennis and now this, me thinks it won't be long before I can break out the champers.
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Mark Thatcher and his mysteriously acquired millions is probably the closest we've got to genuine, serious financial corruption in UK politics since the war. Bizarre that the Thatchers should adopt European practice so readily.

I'm looking forward to the next issue of Private Eye already....
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Old Aug 25th 2004, 6:06 pm
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If you want to be called Sir something then you've got to earn it doing something for your country, as Steve Redgrave did..
I have no quarrel with Steve Redgrave getting recognition for his sporting achievements, but to say he was "doing something for his country" is stretching it a bit far ...

exactly what does a country gain from a sportsman winning gold medals?
 
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The alleged plot leader, former British SAS captain Simon Mann, an old Etonian turned leading African mercenary.


Bet that looks good on Friends Reunited Website.
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Is that the same Simon Mann that does the Test match Cricket commentry, busy fella...
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Here's an interesting story in today's "Independent" on 'Charmless Mark' and how he made his millions:

http://news.independent.co.uk/people...p?story=555157
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Update on "Sir" Mark Thatcher:
Apparantly he had his bags packed and was ready to leg it to the USA,
Sir Mark Thatcher was preparing to flee South Africa when he was arrested over his alleged involvement in a botched coup attempt, police in Cape Town alleged yesterday.

As the apparent plot to overthrow the president of Equatorial Guinea continued to unravel, the elite Scorpions police unit said it had arrested Sir Mark after learning that he had put his house on the market, arranged to sell four of his cars, found boarding school places in the US for his two children and bought his family plane tickets to the US.

When officers arrived at his home in the upmarket Constantia suburb of Cape Town at 7am on Wednesday, they found the Thatchers' suitcases packed and in the hall. The house had been placed on the market for 22m rand (£1.8m).
But obviously his devious plan buggered up.
Maggie (mustdiesoon) was in the USA at the time...then came home after this broke... *raises eyebrow*

The thick plottens even more though and further on in the report we find the name of Simon Mann and...
Meanwhile the number of businessmen and establishment figures involved in the coup plot was widening. Lord Archer, who was dragged into the controversy after $134,000 (£74,000) was deposited into Mr Mann's bank account in the name of JH Archer four days before the coup attempt, was at the Olympics in Athens. He referred inquiries to his lawyers in London. They said he had never met, spoken to, or communicated in any way with Mr Mann, but the statement stopped short of denying he had paid the money into Mr Mann's company account.
Now why am I not surprised to read this name in connection to all this ?

Full story:
http://www.guardian.co.uk/equatorial...292129,00.html
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Old Aug 29th 2004, 10:36 am
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LMAO. Anything involving Lord Jeff is bound to be a raging success !
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