Sunday, 5 April 2009

From "Notes on Commitment"

By Sean Bonney.

The Maggie Beast. […] This is a representation of Thatcher far more accurate than anything that featured in satire. Her personality is irrelevant here, whether as featured in the Daily Mail or Spitting Image. Instead she is seen in her effect on the people; as a force of devastation. The name Maggie is changed by its proximity to beast. It stope being the affectionate shorthand for Margaret, but sounds instead like the name of something appalling from medieval folk tales. Something that appears in the hearth smoke, and carries off your new-born in its claws.

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