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Lady Thatcher’s funeral with military honours will take place on April 17

Wednesday, April 10th 2013 - 07:55 UTC
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Former Prime Minister Margaret Thatcher's ceremonial funeral with military honours will take place in London on Wednesday, April 17, David Cameron's office said. The service will be held in St Paul's Cathedral, Downing Street announced. Read full article

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  • Anglotino

    No one does pomp as well as the British!

    Apr 10th, 2013 - 08:08 am - Link - Report abuse 0
  • Yuleno

    Great news.that will be the end of her then .She can join her friends Reagan and Pinochet and not be alone anymore but all will be out of the livings way.

    Apr 10th, 2013 - 09:38 am - Link - Report abuse 0
  • lsolde

    We all have to go sometime, Yuleno.

    Apr 10th, 2013 - 11:03 am - Link - Report abuse 0
  • reality check

    Just been announced, her coffin will be carried by lads/lasses representing the units that liberated the islands, there time to get a member of the FIDF over to take part? would be a nice touch.

    Apr 10th, 2013 - 11:19 am - Link - Report abuse 0
  • Xect

    A fitting end for a magnificent woman. I'm also glad the Queen is going to pay her respects because for a British person, there is no greater honor.

    Apr 10th, 2013 - 11:37 am - Link - Report abuse 0
  • Conqueror

    @2 Crawled out from under your rock, then? Just a thought. Despite support given to you from France, Israel, Peru, Libya, Venezuela, Brazil and Russia, she still whipped you, didn't she?

    Apr 10th, 2013 - 12:47 pm - Link - Report abuse 0
  • Idlehands

    There are rumours that Port Stanley will be renamed Port Margaret in her honour.

    I hope it's true simply for the entertainment value of the fallout.

    Apr 10th, 2013 - 01:25 pm - Link - Report abuse 0
  • windy

    Ding dong the witch is dead.
    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=PHQLQ1Rc_Js

    Apr 10th, 2013 - 01:59 pm - Link - Report abuse 0
  • reality check

    Hey, you missed out the wicked bit, do try harder!

    Apr 10th, 2013 - 02:15 pm - Link - Report abuse 0
  • Stevie

    Reading the comments sections in different British papers makes me think la vieja Thatcher was even more disliked in Britain than in the rest of the world.

    Quite an achievement.

    Apr 10th, 2013 - 02:21 pm - Link - Report abuse 0
  • Britworker

    @10
    She was disliked by people who expected a lifetime of handouts, I'm sorry to say that we have lots of people like that in the UK. She was loved by people in the UK who work hard for a living and pay their way.
    Your comments about her being disliked around the world is clearly wrong, judging by all the admiration she has received and praise from world leaders.
    She was hated in Argentina because she kicked their ass. Simple.

    Apr 10th, 2013 - 02:43 pm - Link - Report abuse 0
  • reality check

    Believe what you like, it's a free world.

    Apr 10th, 2013 - 02:48 pm - Link - Report abuse 0
  • Stevie

    11
    Check out the international forums and see for yourself how liked she was, don't take that with me.

    Apr 10th, 2013 - 02:48 pm - Link - Report abuse 0
  • reality check

    Better still, wait until the 17th and see who turns up at her funeral.

    Apr 10th, 2013 - 02:54 pm - Link - Report abuse 0
  • Stevie

    14
    I have no doubt what so ever that quite a lot of people will cue up to see her dead :)

    Apr 10th, 2013 - 02:55 pm - Link - Report abuse 0
  • reality check

    No, wrong she is not lying in state. They can pay their respects in other ways.

    Apr 10th, 2013 - 03:06 pm - Link - Report abuse 0
  • Stevie

    How dissapointed they will get...

    Apr 10th, 2013 - 03:10 pm - Link - Report abuse 0
  • andy65

    @Stevie fooooking idiot

    Apr 10th, 2013 - 03:12 pm - Link - Report abuse 0
  • reality check

    And all that from reading comments in newspapers, how very discernable, of you. You will have to excuse me if I chose to believe what I witness for myself with my own senses. A rather unfair advantage really, seeing as I live here, but there you go, can not be helped.

    Apr 10th, 2013 - 03:16 pm - Link - Report abuse 0
  • Stevie

    18
    Then you know how we feel when you post your drivel :)

    Medicine tastes sour? Can not be helped either.

    Apr 10th, 2013 - 03:27 pm - Link - Report abuse 0
  • andy65

    @Stevie, My man thankfully I did not grow up nor live in a country that constantly through the decades for whatever reason sees itself as a victim.
    ARGENTINA ALWAYS THE VICTIM.
    One day the penny (or Peso ) will drop but no time soon under Kirchners rule

    Apr 10th, 2013 - 03:35 pm - Link - Report abuse 0
  • Stevie

    We share that thought with you are we are incredibly thankful too.

    Apr 10th, 2013 - 03:40 pm - Link - Report abuse 0
  • ElaineB

    @21 I was at a family asado in Chile at the weekend and one Chilean man said, ”The problem with Argentineans is that they believe the world is against them and trying to destroy them. (He laughed) They don't need the world to do it as they destroy themselves”.

    I don't think we are the only people that can see the victim mentality of some Argentineans, particularly the government.

    Apr 10th, 2013 - 03:59 pm - Link - Report abuse 0
  • Stevie

    Ah, our Chilean brothers. They are good people.
    And Bachelet will most surely make them justice?

    Big hugs to Chile.

    Apr 10th, 2013 - 04:01 pm - Link - Report abuse 0
  • Britworker

    @24
    You're a bit of an ego-maniac aren't you, constantly telling people that everyone is your friend and brothers, are you compensating for anything? Well balanced people don't seek constant reassurance in the way you do

    Apr 10th, 2013 - 04:40 pm - Link - Report abuse 0
  • Stevie

    I don't need reassurance, I'm merely expressing my love for the continent and all its people...

    By the way, to get back on topic.
    For environmental issues and the important role maggots play in the circle of life. Shouldn't Maggie be cremated?

    Apr 10th, 2013 - 04:42 pm - Link - Report abuse 0
  • Britworker

    @26
    Well watch next Wednesday, you will see how dignified and respectful her funeral will be in a civilised country, in stark contrast I might add to the circus we all witnessed in Venezuela with Chaves.

    Apr 10th, 2013 - 04:49 pm - Link - Report abuse 0
  • Stevie

    27
    You mean that no one will mourn? At all?
    Not even the maggots?

    Apr 10th, 2013 - 04:52 pm - Link - Report abuse 0
  • Britworker

    @28
    How old are you, you seem incredibly juvenile.

    Apr 10th, 2013 - 04:53 pm - Link - Report abuse 0
  • Stevie

    I'm sure the maggots will mourn...

    Apr 10th, 2013 - 04:53 pm - Link - Report abuse 0
  • reality check

    Hardly likely is it now, seeing has how Maggie is being cremated! Thought you said you read the papers?

    Apr 10th, 2013 - 05:16 pm - Link - Report abuse 0
  • Stevie

    I meant news paper, not toilet papers...
    Huge moral boost for the maggots. Nature thanks you.

    Apr 10th, 2013 - 05:23 pm - Link - Report abuse 0
  • reality check

    Like I said, she is being cremated, unlike your hero, cling film isn't it?

    Dowes chemicals thanks you.

    Apr 10th, 2013 - 05:55 pm - Link - Report abuse 0
  • ElaineB

    @21 I was at a family asado in Chile at the weekend and one Chilean man said, ”The problem with Argentineans is that they believe the world is against them and trying to destroy them. (He laughed) They don't need the world to do it as they destroy themselves”.

    I don't think we are the only people that can see the victim mentality of some Argentineans, particularly the government.

    Apr 10th, 2013 - 05:56 pm - Link - Report abuse 0
  • Stevie

    Ah, our Chilean brothers. They are good people.
    And Bachelet will most surely make them justice?

    Big hugs to Chile.

    Apr 10th, 2013 - 05:57 pm - Link - Report abuse 0
  • ChrisR

    I do hope and trust that the funeral will go off with all the best wishes that this wonderful person of her age deserves.

    Can we imagine the funeral of TMBOA? Bit difficult when she has run away and no-one knows where she is hiding but I would try the boss eyed Nestors tomb: it is so tall they could even fit his head in it.

    Apr 10th, 2013 - 07:27 pm - Link - Report abuse 0
  • ElaineB

    So, many invitations going out to world leaders but CFK is not on the list. She would never have attended anyway but it is nice to confirm she is not welcome at the funeral.

    Apr 10th, 2013 - 08:08 pm - Link - Report abuse 0
  • Boovis

    I'm going to be at the funeral as I'm in the country at the time, if people are there protesting I don't know how I'll feel, seeing as though it's a corpse and the protest is therefore not ont only a waste of time but pretty damn disrespectful.

    Apr 10th, 2013 - 10:10 pm - Link - Report abuse 0
  • Stevie

    Chris
    After your “Dead man not walking”, what do you call Maggie of the Maggots?
    Dead man not... getting lost?

    Apr 10th, 2013 - 10:14 pm - Link - Report abuse 0
  • aussie sunshine

    what an honer it would be to be to carry her into St Paul´s cathedral!!
    RIP Maggie.

    Apr 11th, 2013 - 12:37 am - Link - Report abuse 0
  • golfcronie

    @39
    If your comments reflect the sentiments of Latam then I can understand the FALKLANDERS not wishing to have anything to do with you.
    So much for compassion, is this what the Catholic Church preaches? I think not.You lot Latam ( you seen the picture of Maduro on the other topic ) Christ no wonder that the civilised world does not take you seriously.

    Apr 11th, 2013 - 06:56 am - Link - Report abuse 0
  • reality check

    @39
    Dead man not walking, that would be King of the Kling Film then, you late lamented, “we are all Chavez” of late. Hows the fridge holding up by the way? probably bought it from America, needed to be a big one.

    Apr 11th, 2013 - 07:04 am - Link - Report abuse 0
  • Musky

    @37 ElaineB
    Yep, I heard that too, excellent. The invitation was not sent at the request of her family.

    @38 Boovis
    I'll be close by. Depends on the timetable of events.

    Apr 11th, 2013 - 07:06 am - Link - Report abuse 0
  • Anbar

    “”“”I was at a family asado in Chile at the weekend and one Chilean man said, ”The problem with Argentineans is that they believe the world is against them and trying to destroy them. (He laughed) They don't need the world to do it as they destroy themselves”. “”“”

    QFT

    Apr 11th, 2013 - 09:52 am - Link - Report abuse 0
  • Stevie

    41
    You mean like the lack of compassion you lot expressed at the death of Chavez?

    Should I take those very same comments and exchange “Chubby Chavez” with “Maggie of the Maggots”, my comments would be removed as soon i hit the submit button.

    Hypocrisy?

    Apr 11th, 2013 - 10:34 am - Link - Report abuse 0
  • hipolyte

    Celebrations for Thatcher's death in London,

    Is very good to know that there are thousands of people celebrating her dead in her own country, the same way thousand of people celebrated the dead of Osama Ben Laden.
    Both of them were killers.

    no more comments of this woman

    Apr 11th, 2013 - 11:56 am - Link - Report abuse 0
  • Boovis

    Thatcher, unlike bin Laden, was an elected representative who stuck to the rules of war and only attacked those who attacked the UK first, be they IRA or Argentinian. Martin McGuiness protested against people celebrating her death and the actual people involved in the Falkland's w´War (not the propogandists or armchair generals) confirmed and stated that even the sinking of the Belgrano was a legitimate act. Stop your whining and shut the heck up.

    Apr 11th, 2013 - 12:03 pm - Link - Report abuse 0
  • DanyBerger

    Someone told me that the coffin has the handy stuff inside because none want to carry her to the cemetry gates.
    It is not sad?
    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=z68V77LzcOQ

    A dreaded sunny day
    So I meet you at the cemetery gates
    Keats and Yeats are on your side

    A dreaded sunny day
    So I meet you at the cemetery gates
    Keats and Yeats are on your side
    While Wilde is on mine

    So we go inside and we gravely read the stones
    All those people all those lives
    Where are they now?
    With the loves and hates
    And passions just like mine
    They were born
    And then they lived and then they died
    Seems so unfair
    And I want to cry

    You say: “ere thrice the sun done salutation to the dawn”
    And you claim these words as your own
    But I've read well, and I've heard them said
    A hundred times, maybe less, maybe more

    If you must write prose and poems
    The words you use should be your own
    Don't plagiarise or take “on loans”
    There's always someone, somewhere
    With a big nose, who knows
    And who trips you up and laughs
    When you fall
    Who'll trip you up and laugh
    When you fall

    You say: “ere long done do does did”
    Words which could only be your own
    And then you then produce the text
    From whence was ripped some dizzy whore, 1804

    A dreaded sunny day
    So let's go where we're happy
    And I meet you at the cemetery gates
    Oh Keats and Yeats are on your side

    A dreaded sunny day
    So let's go where we're wanted
    And I meet you at the cemetery gates
    Keats and Yeats are on your side
    But you lose because Wilde is on mine

    Apr 11th, 2013 - 01:55 pm - Link - Report abuse 0
  • Anbar

    “”“”@10
    She was disliked by people who expected a lifetime of handouts, I'm sorry to say that we have lots of people like that in the UK. She was loved by people in the UK who work hard for a living and pay their way.“”“”

    QFT

    The main anti-Mag supporters are like the chap listed by the Beeb the other day: he couldnt understand why the mines had to be closed and, after all, why couldnt they be paid more even if the mine was unprofitable..it “wasnt their fault”.

    Rings a few bells there eh?

    ---

    I laugh ta the “Moral argument” by some people that “you said X about Y - therefore I can F about G!”...as if it grants some moral high ground...rather than putting both down in the gutters.

    Its also rather bemusing to watch 19 year olds drinking champaign in the street and celebrating the demise of Maggie... like wtf would they know or understand about how p-poor a state the UK was before she came to power. (and never mind the inherent irony!!!)

    Similarly somebody berating me for making money during Thatchers time in power... accusing me of being “selfish” and saying “What about the majority”.

    You mean the majority that voted her into power 3 times in a row?

    Again though, one has to remember that pointing out facts doesnt often win any ground on the internet, especially versus 19 year olds, certain of their claims, no matter how irrational or nonsensical... because they've swallowed a meme that they like.

    Maybe if they'd be born, or better yet, tried to run a business during those times, they might understand...

    then again, probably not.

    Apr 11th, 2013 - 02:29 pm - Link - Report abuse 0
  • Stevie

    Feel those winds Anbar?
    I know you do :)

    You're time is up, and it's with a relieved heart I witness the UK youth airing their views.

    New times ahead, and for you, all there is, is a cliché. “Everything was better in the past”

    Apr 11th, 2013 - 02:43 pm - Link - Report abuse 0
  • ChrisR

    37 ElaineB

    The Telegraph is reporting Timerman as complaining of yet another slight to TMBOA and stating that Stanley cannot be renamed following a UN resolution.

    LOL

    Apr 11th, 2013 - 03:48 pm - Link - Report abuse 0
  • Anbar

    “”“”“”I couldn't care less if they call it Port Margaret, Margarita or Margarona,“ he said. ”Argentina and the United Nations will not recognise it.“
    Argentina refers to the Falklands as Las Malvinas and to Port Stanley as Puerto Argentino.
    Mr Timerman said changing the name of Port Stanley would breach United Nations resolutions.
    ”[The resolutions] say that sides must abstain from making changes in the conflict zone that alter its status quo at the time the conflict began,“ he said.”“”“””

    Must be why the Argentine forces left behind all those landmines then...

    oh...
    ..
    .

    Apr 11th, 2013 - 03:59 pm - Link - Report abuse 0
  • trenchtoast

    Look, Thatcher dispensed with the Argies and the Miners in her first two terms and then she got elected again. Most of the people loved her and a few winging lefties won't get to spoil her special day for the rest of us. Also they say she invented Mr Whippy Ice Cream, though I'm not sure that's entirely true.

    Apr 11th, 2013 - 04:58 pm - Link - Report abuse 0
  • Stevie

    53
    She also invented citrus fruit and as a chemist, turned iron into cotton.
    She ended the Cold War, the lukewarm and the hot. She ended apartheid and various dictatorships in SA. Except the Chilean one, as everybody knows Pinochet wasn't a murderous dictator, like the sovjets wants the world to believe.

    All in all...

    Ding ding
    The witch is dead...

    ;)

    Apr 11th, 2013 - 05:25 pm - Link - Report abuse 0
  • trenchtoast

    Stevie, I have put you on my winging lefties list. but I would like to hear more of you iron into cotton theorem.

    Apr 11th, 2013 - 05:36 pm - Link - Report abuse 0
  • reality check

    Did Titman really say that?

    That's it, change it has soon as possible.

    I really would love to see him taking to floor of the UN to complain about the change of a name, that would be something special,.

    “Titman. The entertainment continues.”

    Apr 11th, 2013 - 05:59 pm - Link - Report abuse 0
  • darragh

    I see Tiny (brain) Tim has got the hump because he hasn't been invited to MT's funeral but it didn't matter because he wasn't going anyway.

    Sounds like a five year old - ”it's my ball and I'm going home' - stamp feet put thumb in mouth - try to kick the cat.

    Apr 11th, 2013 - 06:14 pm - Link - Report abuse 0
  • Musky

    @52 Anbar
    Hey, how about 'Margentina'?

    Apr 11th, 2013 - 06:14 pm - Link - Report abuse 0
  • Stevie

    55
    Only theory here is the one about Maggie of the Maggots being a woman. That has never been proved and is a vile assumption, at best.

    Apr 11th, 2013 - 10:24 pm - Link - Report abuse 0
  • Usurping Pirate

    In a rare , recent interview the North Korean premier Kim Yong Un was asked what he thought of Argentines .
    “ very similar to the North Koreans ” replied the youngster affably .
    “ Incredibly malleable and gullible , Cristina can tell 'em any old crap and they believe every word of it ”
    He did admit to learning a few tricks from Cristina
    “She told me about these British owned islands hundreds of miles from the mainland . When her people moan about her mismanagement of the economy , she points at these tiny islands and tries to claim them as hers , I mean THEIRS . There is a similar group of islands here , so I shell them every now and then to whip up patriotic fervour ”
    Asked if he was considering closer diplomatic ties with Argentina , the Great Leader was very forthright .
    “ You've got to be bloody joking ! I wouldn't go anywhere near those work shy lunatics ”

    Apr 12th, 2013 - 08:51 am - Link - Report abuse 0

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