Jenny Diski‘s characteristically pithy LRB blog today on Thatcher’s funeral ends with a quote from Peter Hennessy: ‘More of Margaret Thatcher… will cling to the velcro of our collective memory than any other politician of recent times.’  Velcro’s far too suburban for Brighton, of course, where we prefer to camply flick about grotty balls of the Blu Tack of History.  Viz this less-than-funereal display in a shop window in Kemptown today. The hat nicely capped the broken fire hydrant of my outrage: kudos to the window dresser.  And before I went off on one about the T-shirt, I did have to stop and think about Che Guevara, who has been accused of presiding over the execution of allegedly 1200 collaborators after the Cuban Revolution – beginning with his own coldly documented murder of a colleague – and enabling Castro’s imprisonment and maltreatment of homosexuals…

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