Monthly Archives: April 2013

Margaret Thatcher’s Funeral

It’s interesting how Margaret Thatcher is completely polarising opinions, in the same way that she did when she was alive.  I’ve had both people who wish to heap uncritical adulation upon her, and also people who want to stamp on her grave, with virtually nothing in between.

Some people are celebrating her death.  This may offend some of you, but really are you surprised.  I know what offends me more:  The fact that we are being asked to pay for what’s virtually a state funeral.  This is completely out of proportion to any other recent prime minister.  Clement Atlee’s funeral was very low key, despite being arguably the greatest Prime Minister of the 20th Century.  Churchill got a state funeral, but unlike Thatcher he really did rescue Britain, in his case from Nazism.

 

Could go on, but I’ll stop here…