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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.


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


TOPICS: Breaking News; Constitution/Conservatism; Culture/Society; Front Page News; News/Current Events
KEYWORDS: ironlady; socialismsucks; thatcher; thatcherdies; thereisnoenglandnow
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RIP Lady Thatcher.
1 posted on 04/08/2013 6:31:20 PM PDT by brityank
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To: brityank

I would think she would be entitled to the same honors Winston Churchill got for his funeral in 1965.


2 posted on 04/08/2013 6:36:15 PM PDT by Publius
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To: brityank

A Great Lady ... leaving us her way. God’s Speed Maggie!


3 posted on 04/08/2013 6:37:59 PM PDT by no-to-illegals (Scrutinize our government and Secure the Blessing of Freedom and Justice)
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Found the charity mentioned in Lady Thatcher's obituary for donations in lieu of flowers:

There is a Donation Link on the right side for our use.

4 posted on 04/08/2013 6:42:28 PM PDT by brityank (The more I learn about the Constitution, the more I realise this Government is UNconstitutional !!)
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To: Publius

She rejected the full-on State funeral.


5 posted on 04/08/2013 6:43:24 PM PDT by brityank (The more I learn about the Constitution, the more I realise this Government is UNconstitutional !!)
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To: brityank
but it will not be a full state funeral in line with her own wishes

I respect her wishes but wish that she could have been sent off in high state.

May the Lord hold you tenderly Maggie Thatcher.

You were a fine lady in every sense of the word.

6 posted on 04/08/2013 6:43:31 PM PDT by Harmless Teddy Bear (Promotional Fee Paid for by "Ouchies" The Sharp, Prickly Toy You Bathe With!)
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To: brityank

Thanks. I didn’t know.


7 posted on 04/08/2013 6:43:49 PM PDT by Publius
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To: Harmless Teddy Bear

I will be interested in seeing if Brits react the way Americans did when Reagan died.


8 posted on 04/08/2013 6:45:04 PM PDT by Publius
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To: Publius

Agreed!


9 posted on 04/08/2013 6:45:55 PM PDT by BenLurkin (This is not a statement of fact. It is either opinion or satire; or both)
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To: brityank
RIP Lady Thatcher.

Amen

10 posted on 04/08/2013 6:47:17 PM PDT by jazusamo ("Mercy to the guilty is cruelty to the innocent." -- Adam Smith)
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To: brityank
The least the House of WIndsor could do is loosen up the purse strings a bit for a state funeral. Have they learned nothing from the Diana fiasco? Let her lie in state like Winston


11 posted on 04/08/2013 6:50:43 PM PDT by drewh
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To: brityank
Margaret Thatcher, that woman!........was a Lady and a Leader.

She won't be missed, she is already missed.

12 posted on 04/08/2013 6:51:09 PM PDT by Kakaze (I want The Republic back !)
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To: Publius
I would think she would be entitled to the same honors Winston Churchill got for his funeral in 1965.

Her family specifically requested she not have a State funeral from her requests. Probably part of her humility.

13 posted on 04/08/2013 6:52:41 PM PDT by mnehring
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To: brityank

I hope Michael Reagan will be there.


14 posted on 04/08/2013 6:52:57 PM PDT by montag813
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To: brityank

Note: I googled “the lady is not for turning” and clicked on one of the results because I wanted to get further information on the quote. And I got a virus which took me two hours to remove. So look out.


15 posted on 04/08/2013 6:56:05 PM PDT by oldbrowser (They are marxists, don't call them democrats)
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To: brityank

These great souls and their humility. It is just amazing.


16 posted on 04/08/2013 6:56:56 PM PDT by Yardstick
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To: mnehring

17 posted on 04/08/2013 6:59:42 PM PDT by brityank (The more I learn about the Constitution, the more I realise this Government is UNconstitutional !!)
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To: drewh

Does anyone read even the excerpts here? She did not want that level of attention. It’s nobody’s fault. I wish we’d get the whole shebang but she said she doesn’t.


18 posted on 04/08/2013 7:01:37 PM PDT by the OlLine Rebel (Common sense is an uncommon virtue./Technological progress cannot be legislated.)
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To: brityank; mickie
I hope Obama won't send Crazy Uncle Joe as our representative.

NO TWIT FOR A BRIT!

Leni

19 posted on 04/08/2013 7:03:33 PM PDT by MinuteGal
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To: brityank

No dates?


20 posted on 04/08/2013 7:05:35 PM PDT by onedoug
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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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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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To: Publius
She didn't want that. She was very private in life and I guess death. Good for her. Save a bunch on money on something she won't enjoy anyway. I think once again she is putting England before herself. She probably would want to cancel the entire thing and just do the cremation part, but figured she needed to do at least a small funeral for the fans.
41 posted on 04/08/2013 9:31:54 PM PDT by napscoordinator (Santorum-Bachmann 2016 for the future of the Country!)
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To: drewh

The least the House of WIndsor could do is loosen up the purse strings a bit for a state funeral. Have they learned nothing from the Diana fiasco? Let her lie in state like Winston

The dang woman didn’t want it. Sheesh. let’s forget freedom and ignore her final desires. Great.


42 posted on 04/08/2013 9:33:43 PM PDT by napscoordinator (Santorum-Bachmann 2016 for the future of the Country!)
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To: MinuteGal

I would rather Joe than the President himself. Think about that for a moment.


43 posted on 04/08/2013 9:34:51 PM PDT by napscoordinator (Santorum-Bachmann 2016 for the future of the Country!)
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To: Squawk 8888

I would also expect to see Bush41

No way. He is way to frail to make that trip. I am surprised he didn’t go before her.


44 posted on 04/08/2013 9:37:40 PM PDT by napscoordinator (Santorum-Bachmann 2016 for the future of the Country!)
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To: uncommonsense

I guess you don’t want her to be with her husband. Is that what you are saying????????


45 posted on 04/08/2013 9:38:37 PM PDT by napscoordinator (Santorum-Bachmann 2016 for the future of the Country!)
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"I guess you don’t want her to be with her husband. Is that what you are saying????????

No, not at all! Her wishes are paramount.

But, having been in many of the resting places of the great leaders all over the USA and Europe, I believe she deserves a place where the many who admire her can visit and contemplate her accomplishments / place in history. Westminster Abby has many interned who, IMHO, are not near the leader and significance of Margaret Thatcher.

46 posted on 04/08/2013 10:23:07 PM PDT by uncommonsense (Conservatives believe what they see; Liberals see what they believe.)
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To: brityank

She is too hated by a great many people in GB for a state funeral. There would be riots in the streets. No way the ceremony would proceed uninterrupted, over and over and over.


47 posted on 04/08/2013 10:32:49 PM PDT by chessplayer
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To: az_gila
Wow! Typical of the comments:

The sycophants now praising Margaret Thatchers resolve. Conveniently forget that she famously said that she wouldn't sit down with terrorists, yet she praised and entertained the Jewish terrorist and murderer of British servicemen, Menachem Begin.


48 posted on 04/08/2013 10:38:32 PM PDT by uncommonsense (Conservatives believe what they see; Liberals see what they believe.)
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To: drewh

Drewh, she herself requested no state honors.


49 posted on 04/08/2013 10:55:32 PM PDT by JCBreckenridge (Texas is a state of mind - Steinbeck)
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To: uncommonsense

[ Wow! Typical of the comments:

The sycophants now praising Margaret Thatchers resolve. Conveniently forget that she famously said that she wouldn’t sit down with terrorists, yet she praised and entertained the Jewish terrorist and murderer of British servicemen, Menachem Begin. ]

Don’t you know it is not anti-Semitic to blame a conservative as liking the Jews and then turn around and call conservative anti-Semites.

My God the Democrats/Liberals/Labor party are not5hing but a bunch a racists bastards that get away with calling the Conservatives Racists because the media empowers them to do so....


50 posted on 04/08/2013 10:59:28 PM PDT by GraceG
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