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To ask is Thatcher's funeral should be privatised?

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ilovecolinfirth Mon 08-Apr-13 13:05:51

So...she's died...any thoughts?

MrsBW Mon 08-Apr-13 13:07:13

Your OP makes no sense.

I don't understand what you're asking.

MrsBW Mon 08-Apr-13 13:08:16

Ah, you mean 'if' not is?

Any thoughts? Yes, someone has died. RIP.

Feminine Mon 08-Apr-13 13:08:48

You are wondering if it should be private right?

Not if we can buy shares in it?

YouTheCat Mon 08-Apr-13 13:09:32

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Sparklingbrook Mon 08-Apr-13 13:10:31

Shares in a funeral? sad YABU for starting the bajillionth MT thread.

ilovecolinfirth Mon 08-Apr-13 13:10:37

Normally a former pm should be entitled to a state funeral

MrsBW Mon 08-Apr-13 13:11:07

Feminine not just me confused then!

Feminine Mon 08-Apr-13 13:11:55

youthecat tsk tsk.


she has just died...

I know she has hurt many. This lady still has a family and is loved!

Timing is everything.

LividDil Mon 08-Apr-13 13:12:28

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SantanaLopez Mon 08-Apr-13 13:13:10

The only other PM to have a state funeral was Churchill, she does not deserve one.

JamNan Mon 08-Apr-13 13:14:27

Ding Dong the Witch is dead!
YANBU Why should the tax payers have to fork out for a state funeral? And at great inconvenience too. God the media is going to milk this for weeks.

YouTheCat Mon 08-Apr-13 13:14:52

I don't care for her family. Arms dealing son and a bizarre waste of space daughter.

And she didn't care for any of our families so why the hell should I consider hers?

Scrubber Mon 08-Apr-13 13:15:34

Imagine a privatised funeral. You could pay to attend, those that love or hate her. I predict a riot.

Feminine Mon 08-Apr-13 13:16:50

Well youthecat

You are allowed your opinion I suppose.

SantanaLopez Mon 08-Apr-13 13:17:01

I too predict riots, Scrubber.

HerrenaHarridan Mon 08-Apr-13 13:18:32

Tsk tsk nothing!

The whole family are corrupt to the core.

I'm just gutted I'm going to miss the party in Trafalgar Square on Saturday.

YouTheCat Mon 08-Apr-13 13:20:38

How very gracious of you to allow me an opinion. hmm

HerrenaHarridan Mon 08-Apr-13 13:21:23

norfolknic Mon 08-Apr-13 13:23:52

Gosh some of you are bitter! She had a lot of supporters too, probably one of the most admired Prime Ministers by many and first female PM. You may not like her policies but she was very successful and true to her beliefs, unlike a lot of politicians.

norfolknic Mon 08-Apr-13 13:26:32

That party in Trafalgar Square is sick, did you celebrate the death of Saddam Hussein? Or Bin Laden? I don't remember Trafalgar Square having a party then. Really tasteless.

gordyslovesheep Mon 08-Apr-13 13:26:32

Well said YouTheCat grin she didn't give a tiny rats wank about the lives of my family and our friends and neighbours - I don't care much for hers - I don't even think she WAS loved by anyone who knew her

I wont be mourning

LadyBeagleEyes Mon 08-Apr-13 13:27:31

Her death means nothing to be but I won't gloat.
But for her to get a state funeral an be on a par with Churchill?
There would be no justification for this surely.
A private funeral, with a memorial service to follow as all other former PMs have had.

YouTheCat Mon 08-Apr-13 13:29:05

Hussein and Bin Laden didn't do a number on this country.

Thatcher did. Sold everything off. Disastrous economic policies. Stupid wars. Vile.

MrsBW Mon 08-Apr-13 13:31:30

Stupid wars??? What, like the Falklands?? confused

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