Grantham Residents Practise Pulling Margaret Thatcher Statue From Its Moorings

Funny story written by Monkey Woods

Saturday, 2 February 2019

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Until dusk they toiled

There's nothing like being prepared, and that's just what the residents of one Lincolnshire town had on their minds yesterday, as they got ready to fight back against authority, and show what they are made of.

The townsfolk of Grantham, where the statue of former prime minister Margaret Thatcher is to be sited, took to the streets to vent their anger, and to practise tearing down the Iron Lady's monumental monolithic monstrosity once it has arrived in the town.

Working with ropes and chains, the Granthamites rolled-up their sleeves, furrowed their brows, and put their backs into dislodging the concrete embodiment of the woman who single-handedly dismantled Britain's coalmining industry in the 1980s.

From around 7am until dusk, they struggled and strained, men and women, old and young, before retiring to several local public houses to drown the memory of the town's most notorious daughter.

The arrival of the statue has been shrouded in secrecy by the government, and it's thought that it might just 'arrive' one morning, just like the huge black monolith did in the 1972 film '2001: A Space Odyssey'.

But Grantham will be ready.

The funny story above is a satire or parody. It is entirely fictitious.

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