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Old 04-10-2013, 08:06 PM   #49
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Yes or no question...Were those that celebrated in this instance supporters of the Labor Party?
I don't know. The article describes a Labour Party member as defending the celebrations.

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Your statement was an absolute...that the Labor Party did not celebrate Thatchers death...the article that I posted clearly shows that there are some in the Labor Party that did.... I never said these celebrations were "the rule"...but they were enough of them that they are not the "exception" that you think they are.
The celebrations are an exception to the public reaction of her death.

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You lecture me about viewing things in black and white...yet your own perception is "rules" and "exceptions". Pot calling the kettle black perhaps?
I don't think so. There can be rules and exceptions in a grey-world.

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Another question...if the Labor Party official line would "cause an honest person to change their tune" then why did leaders of the Labor Party make multiple statements about not celebrating in an attempts to keep their party in line? If they are such an exception, why is Tony Blair publicly condemning them on the BBC, and calling for his own party to "show some respect"? If they are such the exception, surely they would not warrant the attention of party leaders, would they?
Why did they? Perhaps because they strongly disagree with them. Loud exceptions can certainly warrant attention for condemnations. Would you publically condemn a Westboro picket, if it was happening in your hometown?

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Again, I do not think the celebrations are the view of the majority of the Labor Party (which you would define as the "rule")...but it does appear to be a significant amount of the minority of that party that did celebrate, much more than a mere "exception"
It's newsworthy. So is a Westboro picket. Stupid people doing stupid things make for easy, sexy newstories.

The opening post describes "hundreds" of people in a country of millions. If you don't think that's an exception, then you have no legitimate conception of what an exception to a general rule would look like.
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