Made me lol. I'll have to find a Tory to tell that to!
I also find it funny to imagine the reaction of the Mail if it found out we'd been joking about such subjects:
Outrage at IRA quips
To hard-working, respectable middle-class families, the IRA are a terrorist organisation that perpetrated acts of extreme evil during its brutal campaign for Irish unification, and continues to do so today.
But to some Marxist-sympathising posters on a chilling internet messageboard, its bombing of the Grand Hotel in Brighton in which members of Margaret Thatcher's were staying during the 1984 Conservative party conference is a subject of much amusement.
One contributor calling himself 'Abernathy' jokes about Norman Tebbit, the much-admired former government minister, being the fastest reader in the Conservative Party due to how he once went through "seven storeys in four seconds" - a sick reference to his injury by the IRA bomb detonated close to his and his wife's hotel room.
Tebbit is said to be 'disappointed' by the quips, and commented that "The [posters] lack of respect for such things is remarkable", prior to adding that: "Humour no longer constitutes harmless japes about gays, Jews and dastardly immigrants like it once did".
Determined: Thatcher inspired by the nation by insisting that the
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Jacqui Weems, chairwoman of the recently formed Campaign for Family Values, was similarly outraged. Speaking from her £220,000 house, mother of two Ms Weems said: "There was a time when people knew what was and what wasn't offensive. But the NuLabour project seems determined to destroy the civility that everyone used to act with."
The comments posted by 'Abernathy', whose display picture is of ex-Labour leader John Smith, who was thought to have purchased a Soviet Union flag during his teenage years, come at a time when increasing numbers of people are angered by the viciousness of the Left. Many will argue such jokes are indicative of their 'terrifying' contempt for their opponents, a view shared by Tebbit's former colleague Nicholas Soames.
Tebbit, 77, was a prominent member of Margaret Thatcher's cabinet during the 1980s, serving as Secretary of State for Trade and Industry at the time of the Brighton Bomb. Famous for his 'On your bikes' remark, Tebbit was an outspoken opponent of militant trade unionism who earned widespread praise for his warnings of the potential of "Red fascism" to cripple Britain.
'Abernathy', however, is believed to be actively involved in the Labour Party. Little is known about the enigmatic poster, although the Mail has learned that he regularly scorns Conservative figures using virulent, class-warrior rhetoric. It is suspected he may be currently unemployed.
David Cameron has added his voice to the protests against the sick jokes, and extends his sympathies to Mr Tebbit, who he said: "is an innocent, kind-hearted man who should not have to suffer this abuse".
Labour, perhaps suspiciously, declined to comment on the matter.
Turn to page 12 for Littlejohn's outspoken views on the matter: "These comments are pure evil, but watch what you say, question these Lefties' 'creative freedom' and the human rights lot will probably throw US in jail.
I have too much time on my hands!