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Margaret Thatcher to be given state funeral.

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S1ur Sun 13-Jul-08 21:43:06

Is this true? because the Daily Mail reported it so obviously I need something more reliable than that grin

Last year Guardian reported 'there were no plans' for a state funeral.

Anyone heard this from anywhere other than the DM?

FabioTheLiterateCat Sun 13-Jul-08 21:43:31

Is she dead?
Or are we not waiting till then?

choccypig Sun 13-Jul-08 21:43:44

Is she dead?

S1ur Sun 13-Jul-08 21:43:47

DM link

policywonk Sun 13-Jul-08 21:44:20

LOL at Fabio.

S1ur Sun 13-Jul-08 21:44:41

grin fabio

No not dead, yet.

Litterbug Sun 13-Jul-08 21:44:45

pmsl @ Is she dead?
Or are we not waiting till then?

S1ur Sun 13-Jul-08 21:45:01

Be warned on link there is a <shudder> photo.

policywonk Sun 13-Jul-08 21:45:04

slur, you could cause chaos with this thread title you know.

ilovemydog Sun 13-Jul-08 21:45:09

when did she die? Haven't heard anything?

TheFallenMadonna Sun 13-Jul-08 21:45:23


harpsichordcarrier Sun 13-Jul-08 21:45:34

Why not ask a few ex-miners to line the streets! - I bet they'd be delighted.

- Mark R, Coventry UK, 13/7/2008 03:37

zippitippitoes Sun 13-Jul-08 21:45:34

oh i thought she must be dead

lol at fabio

onepieceoflollipop Sun 13-Jul-08 21:45:50

rather shock at the op tbh, then I realised she isn't dead.

jimjamshaslefttheyurt Sun 13-Jul-08 21:45:54

I saw the title and thought she'd died. I was about to call dh to tell him.

harpsichordcarrier Sun 13-Jul-08 21:46:05

god that photo is terrifying

WilfSell Sun 13-Jul-08 21:46:59

bugger, I'm gonna have to put the champagne and party poppers away again now Slur.

S1ur Sun 13-Jul-08 21:47:03

Indeedy PW

In my defense, I thought exactly the same thing.

DP thinks there would be protests.

ranting Sun 13-Jul-08 21:47:18

Personally I think Elvis Costello had the right idea to honour her death with. State funeral...pah!!

Blandmum Sun 13-Jul-08 21:47:53

fuck is she dead?

cheesesarnie Sun 13-Jul-08 21:48:01

i nearly shouted to dh!

S1ur Sun 13-Jul-08 21:48:01

Good good all of you can have same shock as me then, I thought I missed something (but googled quickly to check before mentioning it to DH)

onepieceoflollipop Sun 13-Jul-08 21:48:27

Some of the comments on that link are rather erm interesting. Lots of Americans singing her praises - very odd imo.

taipo Sun 13-Jul-08 21:48:35

Blimey, another one here who thought she'd snuffed it!

WilfSell Sun 13-Jul-08 21:48:42

if she dies tonight, Slur, it's on your head mate...

<heh heh heh>

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