Only a few minutes after the death of Margaret Thatcher today, British MP George Galloway took to Twitter writing "Tramp the dirt down." When one user wrote that the MP was 'unbecoming' in his choice of words, the 59-year-old fired back, "You're obviously a teenage scribbler then? Or one with no memory." In a further message on the social networking site, Galloway said, "Thatcher described Nelson Mandela as a 'terrorist'. I was there. I saw her lips move. May she burn in the hellfires."
Comedian Patrick Kielty tweeted, "Her final wish was to be cremated but we've no coal left."
High street wine merchant OddBins in Crouch End, London, landed in hot water after tweeting: "If for any reason anyone feels like celebrating anything we have Tattinger available at £10 less than usual at 329. Just saying..."
General secretary of the Durham Miners' Association David Hopper, who turned 70 today, said the death of Baroness Thatcher was a 'great day' for coal miners. "It looks like one of the best birthdays I have ever had," he added. "There's no sympathy from me for what she did to our community. She destroyed our community, our villages and our people. For the union this could not come soon enough and I'm pleased that I have outlived her. It's a great day for all the miners, I imagine we will have a counter demonstration when they have her funeral."