At a Tory conference, protesters mock IRA and Maggie, calling them a “nasty bunch of losers!”
A BANNER commemorating the IRA’s 1984 Brighton bombing was seen near the Conservative Party convention in Manchester.
Thousands of demonstrators greeted Tory Party members as they traveled to Manchester for the party’s biennial convention. Protesters can be heard yelling “Tories out,” “free Palestine,” and “Maggie, Maggie, Maggie, dead, dead, dead” in footage published by the Manchester Evening News.
Rabnawaz Akbar, a local Labour councillor, and Afzal Khan, the MP for Manchester Gorton, were among the demonstrators.
However, a sign referencing an IRA threat issued in the aftermath of the Brighton explosion was discovered hung over a bridge in neighboring Salford.
“Remember, we only have to be lucky once!” said the banner.
The banner has subsequently been removed by Greater Manchester Police.
“This is a city-region that respects the freedom to protest but will never accept any threat of violence, and we condemn this unreservedly,” said the city’s Mayor, ex-Labour MP Andy Burnham.
Michael Fabricant, the Conservative MP for Lichfield, also responded to the photograph.
“After nearly destroying themselves in Brighton with internal squabbles, the socialists now turn their filthy thoughts to Manchester,” he continued.
“What a scumbag bunch of un-electable losers.”
After terrorist Patrick Magee attempted to assassinate Margaret Thatcher at the Brighton Grand Hotel in 1984, the IRA published a statement threatening the same thing.
“Mrs Thatcher will now learn that Britain cannot invade our nation, torture our captives, and slaughter our people in their own streets and get away with it,” the IRA said in a statement.
“We were unlucky today, but keep in mind that we only have to be lucky once.”
“You’ll have to rely on luck all the time.”
“The bomb attack on the Grand Hotel early this morning, was first and foremost a heartless, undiscriminating effort to slaughter innocent, unsuspecting men and women staying in Brighton for our Conservative conference,” the Iron Lady told members at the conference on the morning of the incident.
“However, the bomb strike plainly represented more than this,” she continued.
“Not only was it an attempt to interrupt and end our conference, but it was also an attempt to weaken Her Majesty’s democratically elected government.”
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