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Old 22nd December 2011, 10:30 AM   #1 (permalink)
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E-petition for Thatcher's state funeral to be privatised!!!

Now I don't wish to use the Chrons as a soap box for political ends; that's why I'm leaving this link here for, er, discussion purposes only...

https://submissions.epetitions.direc...etitions/18914
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Old 22nd December 2011, 10:39 AM   #2 (permalink)
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...and the rust is history....
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Old 22nd December 2011, 01:34 PM   #3 (permalink)
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I can hit her over the head with the spade for a small fee.


The problem'll be finding a crossroads to dig up at midnight, and there are some very poor-quality stakes out there.
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Old 22nd December 2011, 02:22 PM   #4 (permalink)
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I loved Thatcher, and still do!
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Old 22nd December 2011, 04:31 PM   #5 (permalink)
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Anyone born on 13th October cannot be all bad... right ctg? Lady Jane Grey, Lillie Langtrey, Mary Kingsley, Rube Waddell, Wilfred Pickles, Yves Montand, Lenny Bruce (born same day as Maggie!), Nana Mouskouri, Chris Farlowe, John Snow (the cricketer), Paul Simon, Edwina Currie!, Marisol Malaret (Miss Universe 1970), Marie Osmond, Jerry Rice, Carlos Marin, Beverley Crusher (though she's not due to be born until 2324) to name but a few!!!
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Old 22nd December 2011, 04:38 PM   #6 (permalink)
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Re: E-petition for Thatcher's state funeral to be privatised!!!

Any excuse to eat cake, have a street party, get drunk and wave a flag is good. What kind of kill-joys want to deny us a state event ?
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Old 22nd December 2011, 05:47 PM   #7 (permalink)
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They don't want to stop it, just flog it to the highest bidder. Trouble is, it'll probably go to some moron who'll bury her face up.
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They'll make a decent profit - imagine the TV rights!
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Old 22nd December 2011, 07:05 PM   #9 (permalink)
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Probably be pay-per-view. They'll be able to retire on the proceeds.
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Old 22nd December 2011, 09:06 PM   #10 (permalink)
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They'll make a decent profit - imagine the TV rights!
If it's Sky TV then the service will need a subscription to one channel, while the funeral cortège will need a separate subscription to another channel, and the burial itself will be shown on a third!
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I wonder if she'll be cremated or buried.

Difficult one, but the words, "The lady is not for burning." echo in my mind
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Old 22nd December 2011, 09:41 PM   #12 (permalink)
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I have a grudging respect for Mrs Thatcher. Yes she made a lot of mistakes but who hasn't.

If you like her or not first British female PM, she has left a lasting legacy.
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Legacy...?

Will they be reading the Will on a free-to-air channel?
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Old 22nd December 2011, 10:25 PM   #14 (permalink)
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I have a grudging respect for Mrs Thatcher. Yes she made a lot of mistakes but who hasn't.

If you like her or not first British female PM, she has left a lasting legacy.
Yes, it'll be a bl**dy long time before we have another woman as PM.

As to buried or cremated ? I'd say both, make sure she stays dead.
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It would be nice if people paid their respects by organising a strike.
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