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The opening line to this article made me chuckle.

BBC NEWS | Americas | 'Thatcher dead' text sparks fears

The Iron Lady lives on. State Funeral when she does kick the bucket?

Probably. I'm not sure she should really have one, based on the wishes of the populace as she was a divisive leader, but I'm sure she still has her fans in high places who will arrange it for her.

I'm a huge supporter of Tony Blair being given a similar honour, as long as it's before 2012.:up:

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Probably. I'm not sure she should really have one, based on the wishes of the populace as she was a divisive leader, but I'm sure she still has her fans in high places who will arrange it for her.

I'm a huge supporter of Tony Blair being given a similar honour, as long as it's before 2012.:up:

A celebration of his life.......ending?

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I had a tutorial last semester that somehow consisted of myself and nine Thatcherites. It was an absolute stinker of a class, try engaging in a debate with a bunch of Tarquins and Daisys who are unable to formulate a better argument than "she woz good 4 da econmy innit lol". They can shove a straight funeral up their hoop.

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The question: Who gets a state funeral? | Politics | The Guardian

I was looking for a list of people who have previously received this honour and I found this article. Interesting to read who got the big showy send off in history. I can't say she really compares. She was definitely a stand out leader, whether you love her or loathe her, but this is in the light of our post-war mediocrity.

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I mentioned this rumour to my Dad. His reaction;

"Oh. Glad she's not dead. I'd still give 'er one, even now."

I'm not sure what shocked me more; the revealation itself, or the candour with which he so freely expressed it.

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When she finally dies, I think that her head should be dismembered, her heart removed and fired into the sun. Just to be on the safe side.

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It may not be enough to prevent this. I suspect her powers of regeneration could prove to be quite remarkable. We should freeze her body and bury her in Antarctica. It'll buy us some time, at least.

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Healthier than the Lib Dems, at any rate. Current polling suggests the Tories will retain their place as Scotland's third most popular party. Not bad, considering their meagre vote share/seats ratio.

The point still stands that Thatcher commanded around a third of the vote in Scotland during her time in office, more than any other Conservative leader in the last 30 years.

0.4 of a percent more across the country, but neither are what I would particularly "healthy". Presumably when the doctor tells you you've got 16% kidney function you'll consider yourself healthy.

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try engaging in a debate with a bunch of Tarquins and Daisys who are unable to formulate a better argument than "she woz good 4 da econmy innit lol".

She quite clearly wasn't good for the economy based on the huge rise in unemployment during her time in power (1979-1990).

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.....and it's taken from this economics website Economics Essays: Unemployment in the UK

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