Harrowing to search 'Thatcher' on here in the minutes after news breaks that she's in hospital. Majority of references are celebratory.— James Manning (@JimRManning) December 21, 2012
Former British Prime Minister Margaret Thatcher is recovering in the hospital after having surgery to remove a bladder growth. Many Twitterers are wishing her well:
Get well soon Margaret Thatcher.
— Ian(@formulafox) December 21, 2012
I hope Lady Thatcher will fully recover quickly after her minor operation.
— Nigel Macauley (@nigelmacauley) December 21, 2012
— Jack Murray (@TheJackMurray) December 21, 2012
Margaret thatcher in hospital ? hope she recovers quickly ! #WeLoveThatcher
— Brian Power(@brian_power3) December 21, 2012
Best wishes to Lady Thatcher the greatest PM since Churchill .
— Cllr James Airey (@JamesCllr) December 21, 2012
Thought are with Lady Thatcher and family. Hope she recovers and returns to good health.
— Kameel Premhid (@kameelpremhid) December 21, 2012
Thoughts and prayers with Lady #Thatcher and family as she recovers in hospital. God bless her.
— Cllr Richard Hilton (@RichardHilton1) December 21, 2012
But scores of others are hoping for her death:
— Sam Shenton (@SamWShenton) December 21, 2012
Thatcher dead yet? Hurry up Doc, there’s a massive party planned
— Mark Denton (@markcdenton) December 21, 2012
Sad news about Maggie Thatcher…………………..she’s still alive #JFT96
— Ricky Mann(@RickyMann4) December 21, 2012
— steph (@yeomiesays) December 21, 2012
Radio Clyde News,”Margaret Thatcher’s had a successful operation to remove a growth in her bladder.” Thanks for the disappointment
— Feegz why (@louisfeighan) December 21, 2012
Don’t worry lads maggie thatcher is 87. It’s only a matter of time. #cunt
— Paul (@ForestHillsLFC) December 21, 2012
— Daf Griffiths (@dgriffiths) December 21, 2012
Ohhhhh Thatcher just had an op, she could be dead by Christmas…
— Amanda Webb (@Hamperlady) December 21, 2012
Bad News.Thatcher has had a successful operation on her bladder.Hurry up ya old cow im waiting on you for a full house on Deid Bingo
— No Pasaran(@NCCMick) December 21, 2012
If Thatcher dies it could be the best Christmas my Dad has ever had! #FingersCrossed
— Emma Peers (@EmmaPeers) December 21, 2012
Breaking news maggie Thatcher it is bladder cancer 3 cheers hip hip hip.
— john collings (@qeensdale) December 21, 2012
I try and avoid being political, but the day Thatcher dies I’m having a party. Must try and get into Christmas spirit.
— Dave Baines (@dbainestoronto) December 21, 2012
Word is Thatcher has undergone an operation. I usually wouldn’t wish death on anyone but a generation will dance on her grave. #ToryScum
— Matt Hale (@matt_j_hale) December 21, 2012
We’re gonna have a party…when Maggie Thatcher dies!
— Samuel(@Gaucho364) December 21, 2012
Dear Death, please take Thatcher and leave Mandela!
— Catherine Rowlands (@cjr1968) December 21, 2012
I would NEVER wish death on anyone. But I’ll turn a blind eye if the big man wants to take Thatcher tonight.
— Keith Murray (@admiralwbrown) December 21, 2012
Sad sad news ref maggie thatcher THE TWATS STILL ALIVE
— carl (@carltaxi) December 21, 2012
Die thatcher die!!!!
— John Freeman (@_john_freeman) December 21, 2012
— Robbie Gallagher (@RJG_83_) December 21, 2012
Please die tonight you horrible, evil slag. I’m going out. I want to celebrate. #Thatcher
— Callum Gamble (@CalGamble1878) December 21, 2012
Thatcher in hospital! Please give us scouse a early present! Somebody pull the plug on her machine! #torytwat
— Drew Bennett (@DrewB17) December 21, 2012
Hope the cunt dies slowly & very painfully – Britain’s ex-Prime Minister Margaret Thatcher has minor operation and is in hospital #JFT96
— Stevie D – LFC (@stephendngn) December 21, 2012
We’re gonna have a party, we’re gonna have a party, we’re gonna have a partyyyyyyyy, when Maggie Thatcher dies, when Maggie Thatcher dies…
— Martinocalypse Now (@PlugInMartin) December 21, 2012
Shameful and disgusting.
Lets hope Margaret Thatcher makesa speedy recovery and can make it home to her family for Christmas
— Simon Evans (@simonevans117) December 21, 2012
I hope Lady Thatcher makes a speedy recovery. She deserves our respect and thoughts.
— Alessandro Georgiou (@ToryPragmatist) December 21, 2012
Indeed. We’re praying for a full and speedy recovery. God bless the Iron Lady.