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Baroness Thatcher to receive ceremonial but not state funeral
Telegraph Co. ^ | 3:53PM BST 08 Apr 2013 | Martin Evans

Posted on 04/08/2013 6:31:20 PM PDT by brityank

Baroness Thatcher to receive ceremonial but not state funeral

Baroness Thatcher will receive a ceremonial funeral with full military honours at St Paul’s Cathedral, it has been announced.

The funeral will have official status, similar to that accorded to the funeral of the Queen Mother, but it will not be a full state funeral in line with her own wishes and those of her family.

Lady Thatcher will not lie in state and there will be no military fly-past.

Full details of the ceremony will be announced in coming days but Downing Street said a “wide and diverse range of people and groups with connections to Lady Thatcher” would be invited.

The statement added: “The service will be followed by a private cremation. All the arrangements being put in place are in line with wishes of Lady Thatcher's family.”

On the day of the funeral, Lady Thatcher’s coffin will begin its journey from the Chapel of St Mary Undercroft in the Palace of Westminster, the place she dominated for more than a decade.


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TOPICS: Breaking News; Constitution/Conservatism; Culture/Society; Front Page News; News/Current Events
KEYWORDS: ironlady; socialismsucks; thatcher; thatcherdies; thereisnoenglandnow
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To: brityank

21 posted on 04/08/2013 7:10:43 PM PDT by Brandonmark (OWCM is The new American Minority! 11.06.12 - Day of Infamy!)
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To: MinuteGal
Gaffin' Joe is probably loosening his windpipes now for his tribute on the world stage...Moochelle and her brood are too busy skiing in Sun Valley to be bothered


22 posted on 04/08/2013 7:13:07 PM PDT by drewh
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To: onedoug

Not yet. There’s a lot of planning that has to be done in the next 24 hours. Should see something by Wednesday morning, I’d guess.


23 posted on 04/08/2013 7:13:08 PM PDT by brityank (The more I learn about the Constitution, the more I realise this Government is UNconstitutional !!)
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To: Harmless Teddy Bear

It will be a dignified British affair...what we all can do is BE like Lady Thatcher and bust the nuts of these fascist liberal nabobs and take the culture back.

She would approve.


24 posted on 04/08/2013 7:20:55 PM PDT by Shady (Libya shows us how Americans rate...)
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To: Publius

http://www.telegraph.co.uk/news/politics/margaret-thatcher/9979019/Labour-chiefs-warn-Do-not-gloat-over-Baroness-Thatchers-death.html

IF that’s what you meant...


25 posted on 04/08/2013 7:22:19 PM PDT by Bradís Gramma (Psalm 83)
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To: Publius

well I’m sickened and many I know are and she was one who took her own party on and since I grew up with her in charge I remember her well , however the unions and commies hated her with a passion and the media will do anything now to try and reduce her fame and I’ve already seen Bashir do this.

She took her own party and was forced out and who does that remind you of?
Yes Sarah.

Thanks Maggie for selling off the trains, bus service etc and standing up to the commies and the unions, infact the unions have not still got over that and have been weakened so much by her today


26 posted on 04/08/2013 7:23:06 PM PDT by manc (Marriage =1 man + 1 woman,when they say marriage equality then they should support polygamy)
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To: Brandonmark

wasn;t it nice when we had two leaders who took their jobs with maturity and had commons sense.

Hey GOP you could have had Sarah etc but like the Tories you force the good out and stick with the ole boys and girls elitist types who like to reach out


27 posted on 04/08/2013 7:24:53 PM PDT by manc (Marriage =1 man + 1 woman,when they say marriage equality then they should support polygamy)
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To: Brad's Gramma

I will puke my guts up if zero’s there. I’ve managed to avoid looking at him for 5 years but I’ll be forced to watch him if he’s there.

Wish I could go......


28 posted on 04/08/2013 7:30:26 PM PDT by txhurl
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To: Brad's Gramma

Lady Thatcher was defeated as PM by her own party Tories, not Labour or the voters. She led, not followed!

29 posted on 04/08/2013 7:30:59 PM PDT by brityank (The more I learn about the Constitution, the more I realise this Government is UNconstitutional !!)
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To: Harmless Teddy Bear

Look to see liberal dancing in the street and mocking her funeral at every turn.


30 posted on 04/08/2013 7:33:46 PM PDT by Forward the Light Brigade (Into the Jaws of H*ll)
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To: the OlLine Rebel

I know, right?

She’s CONSERVATIVE even in death.


31 posted on 04/08/2013 7:40:21 PM PDT by Winstons Julia (Hello OWS? We don't need a revolution like China's; China needs a revolution like OURS.)
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To: montag813

I think Lech Walesa will be there.


32 posted on 04/08/2013 7:41:37 PM PDT by laplata (Liberals will never get it. Their minds have been stolen.)
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To: brityank

Thanks so much. I appreciate your updates. Thanks for posting.


33 posted on 04/08/2013 7:51:38 PM PDT by onedoug
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To: brityank

Did anyone expect the communists running Britain now to accord her full honors? And if so, what are you smoking?


34 posted on 04/08/2013 7:54:54 PM PDT by 2ndDivisionVet (I'll raise $2million for Sarah Palin's presidential run. What'll you do?)
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To: txhurl

I am so glad I went to see Reagan in state, took off work last second and went with my sister (RIP). We are fortunate to live near the capital. At least I can feel that small connection with Ms Maggie. I just want to see something on TV live.


35 posted on 04/08/2013 8:08:50 PM PDT by the OlLine Rebel (Common sense is an uncommon virtue./Technological progress cannot be legislated.)
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To: onedoug

You’re welcome; thanks for looking.

She was a towering personality that enlivened politics across the globe, and we are diminished by her loss. I think her contribution to Western Civilization will be on a close par with Reagan and Churchill.


36 posted on 04/08/2013 8:20:52 PM PDT by brityank (The more I learn about the Constitution, the more I realise this Government is UNconstitutional !!)
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To: laplata

I would also expect to see Bush41 and Mulroney there.


37 posted on 04/08/2013 8:34:09 PM PDT by Squawk 8888 (True North- Strong Leader, Strong Dollar, Strong and Free!)
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To: All

Interesting comments in the Liverpool Echo.

It shows the politics there with some quite spiteful comments from politicians.

http://www.liverpoolecho.co.uk/2013/04/08/mersey-politicians-campaigners-react-to-news-of-margaret-thatcher-s-death-100252-33138116/


38 posted on 04/08/2013 8:37:05 PM PDT by az_gila
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To: MinuteGal
I hope Obama won't send Crazy Uncle Joe as our representative.

Sending a soiled diaper would be more respectable that sending Joey the Fruitcake or, for that matter, anyone else in the Traitorobama regime.

39 posted on 04/08/2013 8:37:41 PM PDT by Carl Vehse
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To: brityank
"Lady Thatcher will not lie in state and there will be no military fly-past. "

WTF?

Why isn't there a place for her in Westminster Abbey?

Please not next to Darwin...

40 posted on 04/08/2013 8:57:10 PM PDT by uncommonsense (Conservatives believe what they see; Liberals see what they believe.)
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