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Why you should, if you can, come to London for Margaret Thatcher's funeral
Telegraph UK ^ | 13 April 2013 | Daniel Hannan

Posted on 04/14/2013 2:20:49 PM PDT by Lorianne

When the Duke of Wellington was buried in 1852, a million people – out of a total population of 27.5 million – turned out to pay their respects. Among the reverential crowds lining the streets from Constitution Hill to St Paul's as the twelve-ton carriage passed were many who had disliked his politics.

The hero of Waterloo had gone on to become arguably the most reactionary Tory leader of all time. He had resisted the 1832 extension of the franchise, opposed the granting of equal rights to Catholics and Jews and even voted against the abolition of slavery in India. By any measure, the Iron Duke was (to borrow the BBC's terminology) a more 'divisive' politician than the Iron Lady.

Yet his countrymen were blessed with a sense of perspective. They did not gnaw away at the issues where they had disagreed with him. Instead, they saw the big picture. At a time of national danger, Wellington had stepped forward to save Britain. The Illustrated London News gave a sense of the national mood:

With pomp and circumstances, a fervour of popular respect, a solemnity and a grandeur never before seen in our time, and in all probability, not to be surpassed in the obsequies of any other hero heretofore to be born, the sacred relics of Arthur Duke of Wellington have been deposited in the place long since set apart by the unanimous design of his countrymen.

(Excerpt) Read more at blogs.telegraph.co.uk ...


TOPICS: Foreign Affairs; United Kingdom
KEYWORDS: rememberingthatcher; thatcherfuneral

1 posted on 04/14/2013 2:20:49 PM PDT by Lorianne
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To: Lorianne

Do we know who’s representing the USA?


2 posted on 04/14/2013 2:25:04 PM PDT by CondorFlight (I)
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To: CondorFlight

Obama.


3 posted on 04/14/2013 2:28:13 PM PDT by mware (By all that you hold dear on this good earth, I bid you stand, Men of the West)
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To: mware

If so, good for him!

Not something I write (or think) very often.


4 posted on 04/14/2013 2:35:24 PM PDT by Sherman Logan
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To: mware
Do we know who’s representing the USA?
Obama.

Then they had better get a good hold on that casket as I'm sure that Baroness Thatcher will be spinning in it!

5 posted on 04/14/2013 2:36:15 PM PDT by mc5cents
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To: Lorianne

Maybe to catch a glimpse of Elvis ?

And,

“Tramp the dirt down”

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=9t4-zDem1Sk


6 posted on 04/14/2013 2:41:41 PM PDT by Zeneta (No eternal reward will forgive us now for wasting the dawn.)
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To: Lorianne

Thatcher “witch” song 2nd in UK charts in death protest
http://www.reuters.com/article/2013/04/14/entertainment-us-britain-charts-thatcher-idUSBRE93D09V20130414

When you see this kind of headline (among the many negative ones) you know the UK is headed in to the abyss of destruction with rest of Western Civ right on her heels.

The only thing I have against her is that she got the AGW ball rolling. I find it ironic that a few short months before her death the Leftist climate establishment changed their mind on the whole thing.


7 posted on 04/14/2013 2:45:39 PM PDT by Jack Hydrazine (I’m not a Republican, I’m a conservative! Pubbies haven't been conservative since before T.R.)
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To: Lorianne
Did anyone see the filthy degenerates out there CELEBRATING her death?

I used it as a great teaching lesson for my daughters. I said these are the UK equivalent of DEMOCRATS~!. Not a decent bone in their body, or enough class and dignity to let a country (let alone a FAMILY) mourn a death in peace.

In the good old days you quietly and respectfully allowed even your ENEMY to mourn his dead. In WAR both sides even stopped long enough to allow bodies to be taken home to their families to be buried.

I fully expected The Queen to come on the air and denounce the boorish and undignified manner in which the usually polite and reserved British behaved.

8 posted on 04/14/2013 3:25:25 PM PDT by Mr. K (There are lies, damned lies, statistics, and democrat talking points.)
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To: Mr. K

ME TOO?

I guess we are still waiting.


9 posted on 04/14/2013 3:48:57 PM PDT by 3D-JOY
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To: Lorianne

I would really, really, like to be at the funeral to pay my respects for a truly great lady. Very few politicians can even come close to her conservative legacy. That Reagan and her appeared on the world stage when they did, and did so much, has always enthralled me.

Though I can’t be there to do it, my hat is off to the iron lady.


10 posted on 04/14/2013 4:05:39 PM PDT by sasportas
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To: Mr. K

The left had to do away with manners before they could do away with ethics and morals. Manners and courtesy were the outside symbols of morals and ethics. The left has no use for any of it, how can they undermine the family and other institutions of civilisation if people still have morals and ethics?


11 posted on 04/14/2013 4:52:20 PM PDT by mrsmel (One Who Can See)
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To: Lorianne

With the way the stupid liberals over there are acting, we’re gonna need the damn Patriot Guard over there for the funeral, just to keep it dignified!


12 posted on 04/14/2013 4:53:23 PM PDT by KoRn (Department of Homeland Security, Certified - "Right Wing Extremist")
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To: Lorianne

MT, was PM, from 1979 to 1990...hence someone exposed to her policies, would have to be in their 50s today...one has to wonder how anyone could carry resentment against her, for such a long period of time....totally disgusting...


13 posted on 04/14/2013 5:21:46 PM PDT by B212
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To: B212

they just are parroting what the libtard media nad schools learned them...


14 posted on 04/14/2013 7:43:38 PM PDT by Mr. K (There are lies, damned lies, statistics, and democrat talking points.)
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To: Lorianne

Does anyone know if any US network will carry the funeral coverage? CSPAN maybe?


15 posted on 04/15/2013 8:47:38 AM PDT by ops33 (Senior Master Sergeant, USAF (Retired))
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