Margaret Thatcher cartoon
Margaret Thatcher’s funeral
Margaret Thatcher was a divisive figure when in power. This cartoon shows the public lining the streets to watch her funeral, with a protester from the SWP (Socialist Workers Party) waving an anti-Thatcher placard.
The SWP actually used the headline ‘Rejoice!’ on the front page of their paper, Socialist Worker, when reporting Thatcher’s death – this cartoon was created independently of that headline,
This cartoon isn’t so much about Thatcher as about the SWP and their liking for demonstrations.
The joke is that, ironically, the SWP quite liked Thatcher because she gave them a hate figure. I think they’ll miss her
“Rejoice!” was the expression Margaret Thatcher used when Britain defeated Argentina in the Falklands conflict.
Here’s a caricature I drew of Margaret Thatcher as the Iron Lady or Mad Axewoman (used very extensively by the SWP as it happens:: Margaret Thatcher – Iron Lady cartoon