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Former Sex Pistol John Lydon Speaks Out About Thatcher

Punk rock legend John Lydon airs his views on the former Prime Minister. Find out what was said inside!

Current Public Image Limited and former Sex Pistols frontman John Lydon has said that people celebrating the death of Margaret Thatcher are “loathsome”.

In an interview with the Daily Mail, John Lydon of PIL said:

“I’m not happy about the boo boo parties… Her politics were really dreadful and derisive and caused a great many issues for me when I was young, for all of us trying to go through that. But that don’t mean I am gonna dance on her grave. When someone dies give them respect, enemy or not. I was her enemy in her life but I will not be her enemy in her death.”

“I was her enemy in her life but I will not be her enemy in her death. I am not a coward… My entire life, socially, was all around the Maggie era. That was the great challenge as a Sex Pistol was how to deal with Margaret Thatcher. I think we did rather good.”Lydon did, however, say he might have something better to do than watch Thatcher’s funeral on Wednesday (April 17) and speculated that his own funeral he’s “more likely to be dragged along from the back of a wagon.”

In other Thatcher related news ‘Ding Ding The Witch Is Dead’ the song at the center of a campaign celebrating the controversial  politician’s death is on track to hit number 1 after selling 20,000 copies this week. Radio One have already elected not to play the song in full on their official chart show although they will play a 5 second clip.

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