E-petition for Thatcher's state funeral to be privatised!!!

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    J-WO

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    Ursa major

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    ...and the rust is history....
     
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    Gary Compton

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    I loved Thatcher, and still do!:eek:
     
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    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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    The Ace

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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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    The Ace

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    Probably be pay-per-view. They'll be able to retire on the proceeds.:rolleyes:
     
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    Dave

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    If it's Sky TV then the service will need a subscription to one channel, while the funeral cort├Ęge will need a separate subscription to another channel, and the burial itself will be shown on a third! ;)
     
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    Gary Compton

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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:eek:
     
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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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    Ursa major

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    Legacy...?

    Will they be reading the Will on a free-to-air channel?
     
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    The Ace

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    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.:mad:
     
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    It would be nice if people paid their respects by organising a strike.
     
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    Ursa major

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    I always thought crematoriums had more sophisticated means to ignite the flames than by using a match.
     
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    Can I point out that she hasn't died? :confused:
     
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    Gary Compton

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    Really, I'd better get my "Mrs T" shaped mince pies out of the oven.
     
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    Ursa major

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    True, Dave, but the issue of whether there should be a state funeral or not is in the news.

    (Okay, it is a Christmas version of a silly season story.)
     
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    alchemist

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    He's right. I sense no disturbance in the Force.
     

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