Newman Bobby
Newman Bobby

Nice to see she stayed true to the end and past .She coulden't resist an opportunity to screw us

Kim Bell
Kim Bell
  • Newman Bobby

My daughter hasn't even been able to get DLA , even though she spends a lot of time in bed due to M.E. fed up

Suzanne Herring
Suzanne Herring
  • Newman Bobby

Me too Kim

Stephen Dodge
Stephen Dodge

I consider this to be theft of tax payers money, the government are civil servents elected by the people of this country to serve us and not to do what ever they like to suite themselves. £10,000,000 of tax payers money spent on a funeral of a very wealthy family who could, and should have paid for themselves. Given the state of this country for the poorer members of this country who are homeless, and being made homeless, and those now losing dla and other benefit cutbacks, and rising...

I consider this to be theft of tax payers money, the government are civil servents elected by the people of this country to serve us and not to do what ever they like to suite themselves. £10,000,000 of tax payers money spent on a funeral of a very wealthy family who could, and should have paid for themselves. Given the state of this country for the poorer members of this country who are homeless, and being made homeless, and those now losing dla and other benefit cutbacks, and rising unemploment I think it just goes to show just how much the conservatives don't care about the less well off, they only think of themselves and the wealthy people of this sick sad country of ours. I strongly feel that the time has come for this present government to be got rid of, and for the dissolvement of the conservative party as they are a party who have a history of bullying and destroying the lives of the less well off.

Robin Doughty
Robin Doughty
  • Stephen Dodge

The only problem with a lot of "civil service" personnel (MPs included) is that they are frequently less than civil, and you get very poor service!

Stephen Dodge
Stephen Dodge
  • Stephen Dodge

How very true Robin

Olive Thomson
Olive Thomson

Speaking as an OAP who worked all my life. Sometimes 2 jobs, the family are rich enough to pay for her funeral. Because I paid into a second pension I,m paying tax. This makes me so angry that my money is being used this way. Her cronies i.e. Cameron, Osborne, Johnstone, etc are targeting disabled people cutting their payments by saying theres no cash and then they use taxpayers well earned cash for a funeral is despicable.

Kathryn Kearney
Kathryn Kearney
  • Olive Thomson

totally agree! i a mum of 2 special needs, like people also in th same boat, is getting cuts and less money to live on , with the cost of fuel, food and esentials to make ends meet! my husband worked for a company over 20yrs, made redundant and its difficult to have a job and have children to care for ! we would both be happy to work! you find me a wand and ilkl work miricals!

Kathryn Kearney
Kathryn Kearney
  • Olive Thomson

as for spending millions on thachers funeral is disgracfull!leaving the vuneralbal people aside and less thought of........which have more heart than that witch alone .

Sharon Dieben
Sharon Dieben

This is so wrong when there are many homeless people and animals. Many people are starving to death, why spend so much on a woman whose passed away, this is so wrong. This money should have been spent on so many millions living, who need help. The top priority should be showing compassion to the those who need help urgently.

Susan Lears
Susan Lears
  • Sharon Dieben

THE HOMLESS ARE AT THE BOTTOM OF THE GOVERMENTS LIST FOR HAND OUTS. THEY ARE NOT DOING ENOUGH TO GET THEM BACK OFF THE STREET

Sandra Arnold
Sandra Arnold

A funeral of a loved one is a very private affair. The family must have been so disappointed that the funeral was taken over by the Tory publicity wagon! I am angry that I was forced to pay for a publicly funded funeral for an individual who could well afford to pay for her own funeral! We are told that the UK has no money? Although there are always funds for a Tory event such as this feeble show of glorification of the Thatcher days - this government should be ashamed of themselves. ...

A funeral of a loved one is a very private affair. The family must have been so disappointed that the funeral was taken over by the Tory publicity wagon! I am angry that I was forced to pay for a publicly funded funeral for an individual who could well afford to pay for her own funeral! We are told that the UK has no money? Although there are always funds for a Tory event such as this feeble show of glorification of the Thatcher days - this government should be ashamed of themselves. I did not agree to my taxes being used in this way. I hope this will rally those who didn't vote in the last elections to take notice and vote in the next elections to show their feelings about what this government is doing. The ex prime minister was not revered by enough people to warrant the country paying for this funeral, nor for the BBC cost of the funeral television coverage.

Sunny Azarpour
Sunny Azarpour
  • Sandra Arnold

Absolutely true! Sadly my dear I don't think they even give a dam about what you and I think any more, or about what happens to our world in the future......'they' really DON'T care!

Colin Jd Humphries
Colin Jd Humphries

think it disgusting that the goverment spend 10m on a funeral when there is so many people going wivout this goverment is screwing us

Susan Mjj
Susan Mjj
  • Colin Jd Humphries

They would`t spend 10m on our funeral if and when we die, omg she must be like royalty

Val Ross
Val Ross

it disgustuing they use money on things and people who do not need it and others suffer

Gary Kane
Gary Kane
  • Val Ross

Keep this money for the disable not for the dead

Bruno Bastianelli
Bruno Bastianelli
  • Val Ross

this is monetary terrorism

Susan Mjj
Susan Mjj
  • Val Ross

and not for the Iron Lady buy she was no Lady lol

Sarah Wood
Sarah Wood

To spend that on any funeral is disgusting when all those starving need food as well as benefits that are needed are being cut!!

Paul Barrett
Paul Barrett
  • Sarah Wood

This evil women cost the Country so much during her life. In every possible aspect. She cost us all so dearly with only the ruling class benefiting. While the rest of us footed the bill. Even now after dying in the lap of luxary. She still sponges on what's left of this once proud Welfare State. If it is true only the good die young. It explains how she lasted so long. Damn her.

Susan Mjj
Susan Mjj
  • Sarah Wood

you are so right Sarah

Carol Lexie Quin
Carol Lexie Quin

This money could have been wisely spent by donations to the food banks, machinery in hospitals to save lives or cancer medication which is denied too many patients. She has taken from the taxpayers in death as she did when living. I find it a sad day where people rejoyced in her death.

Patricia Vaughan
Patricia Vaughan
  • Carol Lexie Quin

have to say SHE didn't take the money for her funeral .the government allowed it to happen .I did not vote for her ever .or conservative's. I do agree with the rest of what has been said. I want to know WHY she had a near state funeral anyway.or am I stupid.she wasn't royalty.!! am I missing something here.as said the country has no money !!!!!!!!! wish I had there magic fairy is all I can say. shame she could not be buried quietly by her family and friends .instead of all this stuff. sorry for her family and friends who loved her

Susan Mjj
Susan Mjj
  • Carol Lexie Quin

True I wouldn't miss her lol

Tom Starling
Tom Starling

It is morally wrong that the public purse should be footing the bill for the funeral. Given the wealth of their family, they or perhaps the conservative party should be footing the bill.

Janice Shand
Janice Shand
  • Tom Starling

I totally agree when we are seeing massive cut backs in essential services like the NHS and social care and people are losing their job and home

Carol Sellers
Carol Sellers
  • Tom Starling

Don't agree. M.T sorted this country out ,i hate to think of the mess we would be in without her. The country was was run by the unions, neither labor or conservative knew what to do about them, that is till M.T. This country needed her and she stood strong and saved the country against the unions hope of having a socially run country. I lived through those times, as a labour voter at the time i switched in the hope M.T. in the hope she could do what she promised to do, that is to sort the...

Don't agree. M.T sorted this country out ,i hate to think of the mess we would be in without her. The country was was run by the unions, neither labor or conservative knew what to do about them, that is till M.T. This country needed her and she stood strong and saved the country against the unions hope of having a socially run country. I lived through those times, as a labour voter at the time i switched in the hope M.T. in the hope she could do what she promised to do, that is to sort the unions out, and she did. As for the money, M.T. save this country millions in the rebate she fought to get back from EU, which we are still getting. Not as much of course since Tony Blair give back millions to the EU, all of it taxpayers money . Margaret Thatcher was a great lady, and if you really wish to know what life was like to live in those times, such UK history. You could start by finding out how many times Arthur Scargill head of the miners union visited Russia, returning to praise to high heaven how wonderful the communist state was and how happy the people there were, then calling for the miners to strike again. I really believe Arthur wanted the best for this country, but that was as part the the communist bloc. But i believe history has proved him wrong.

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