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Falklands’ service to “the most theologically-minded Prime Minister’ of the XXth century”

Thursday, April 18th 2013 - 01:50 UTC
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In the Falkland Islands Wednesday memorial and thanksgiving service to Baroness Thatcher, Reverend Dr Richard Hines led the congregation through the messages of the hymns and Bible readings she personally chose for the day of her funeral. Read full article


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  • Gordo1

    What a great tribute!

    Apr 18th, 2013 - 05:40 am - Link - Report abuse 0
  • Bongo

    Great words indeed. I hope the Falklanders are forever able to enjoy a future of “gentleness and peace”.

    Apr 18th, 2013 - 06:05 am - Link - Report abuse 0
  • copland

    RIP Maggie. They don't make them like you any more! We are now a country of lions led by donkeys.
    What a beautiful and well organized funeral.

    Apr 18th, 2013 - 07:29 am - Link - Report abuse 0
  • Brazilian

    Most theologically minded? Is that supposed to be a good thing? Congradulations on spending 10 million on her funeral, I'm sure that's what the people of the UK need. Ding dong, the witch is dead!

    Apr 18th, 2013 - 02:06 pm - Link - Report abuse 0
  • reality check

    Well we sure as hell do not need them spending 9.5million to equip more prison gyms and weight training rooms! But they will.

    Apr 18th, 2013 - 02:46 pm - Link - Report abuse 0
  • Bongo


    Is that supposed to be a good thing?

    Yes, Brazilian, it is.

    Apr 18th, 2013 - 02:56 pm - Link - Report abuse 0
  • Escoses Doido

    Hey Brazilian, are you from Brazil?

    If so, you spelt your own name wrong.

    Apr 18th, 2013 - 03:09 pm - Link - Report abuse 0
  • Devolverislas

    The Reverend Dr. Richard Hines quotes Margaret Thatcher invoking “the paths of peace” in the “other country”. It's regretable that she didn't elect the paths of this peace on this earth. Instead she engaged in a needlesswar. Ah, the hollowness of the words of politcians!

    Apr 18th, 2013 - 03:19 pm - Link - Report abuse 0
  • Escoses Doido

    'Needless' no.

    You can't invade soreign territory of another country, and expect to get away with it. That's just naive.

    Leopoldo Galtieri caused a needless war.

    Apr 18th, 2013 - 03:37 pm - Link - Report abuse 0
  • copland

    @4 On the rebate to the EU, she has saved the UK many many billions of pounds over the years and the sum of ten million is chicken feed compared to that

    Apr 18th, 2013 - 04:20 pm - Link - Report abuse 0
  • LEPRecon

    @4 Brazilian

    Ten million pounds is chicken feed, and quite frankly, since Baroness Thatcher should have had a State funeral which would have cost considerably more, a bargain.

    I wonder how much Venezula paid for 'Chavez's' funeral? I'll bet it was much more than 10 million pounds.

    And if an important Brazilian dies, what will Brazil spend on their funeral? Or will you just chuck them in a convenient hole and forget about them?

    You really seem aggrieved about something. Anyone would think that the 10 million was coming out of your own pocket.

    @8 Devolverislas

    When a murderous regime invades a peaceful community and threatens to murder them all, the resultant war is not needless.

    Liberty and Freedom are always paid for in blood.

    If Argentina didn't like the price it paid for its aborted attempt to steal someone else's land and homes, then perhaps you shouldn't have started shooting in the 1st place.

    You started the war, Britain finished it. All casualties occurred by either side were the sole responsibility of the aggressor - in other words the country that started the war - Argentina.

    Should you ever be stupid enough to attempt to invade the Falklands again, the price Argentina will pay will be much higher this time.

    Look to your own problems in your own country, and leave others to manage their own countries and territories themselves.

    Apr 18th, 2013 - 04:42 pm - Link - Report abuse 0
  • Anbar

    “Ding dong, the witch is dead!”

    but the troll isnt!


    Apr 18th, 2013 - 08:52 pm - Link - Report abuse 0
  • andy65

    Actual figure Thatcher saved with the rebate to this day is around £75 Billion-she deserved that funeral and more like it or not she put Britain first.

    Apr 18th, 2013 - 11:55 pm - Link - Report abuse 0
  • yaghan

    “Above all, don't lie to yourself. The man who lies to himself and listens to his own lie comes to a point that he cannot distinguish the truth within him, or around him, and so loses all respect for himself and for others. And having no respect he ceases to love.”
    Fyodor Dostoyevsky, The Brother Karamazov.

    Would you be so kind to explain why this happens?

    Apr 19th, 2013 - 02:52 am - Link - Report abuse 0
  • Troy Tempest


    would you be so good as to explain this??

    Apr 19th, 2013 - 03:07 am - Link - Report abuse 0
  • Brazilian

    # 7- No I did not spell my name wrong. First of all, Brazilian is not a name, and if it was a name, I could spell it however I want to. I am not arguing with anyone in portuguese here because this an english-language site. And just so you know, it is spelled “Escocês” and not “Escoses”.

    Apr 22nd, 2013 - 01:53 pm - Link - Report abuse 0

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