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Wednesday, 17 April 2013

End of an Era

A state funeral with all the trimmings.  Tight security and travel disruptions. Not since the death of Winston Churchill has a there been so much pomp and ceremony been planned for the funeral of a  Prime Minister.  Public opinion is divided on the status and cost, estimated to be £10 million, for today's funeral.

For those involved in the ceremony it is serious work as was seen by the rehearsals taking place on the steps of St Paul's Cathedral yesterday afternoon.

7 comments:

Linens and Royals said...

I wish I could be there, I love a parade, and the Queen will be there. I also am an admirer of Margaret Thatcher.

biebkriebels said...

Yes, even rehearsals, it is quite an event, hope everything will be ok...

Sharon said...

I heard on the news this morning that it went off without a hitch. I'll have to watch the news coverage later today.

Dave said...

I can understand a state funeral for Churchill as he unified the country during the war. But this woman divided the country, ruined areas like South Wales, the North of England by taking away the main industries thus causing extreme hardship to communities and the families. from which they have never recovered. SHe also created a generation whose prime objective was greed and once of the reasons for the present day banking crisis. Will this type of funeral be a precedent for all ex Prime Ministers who die in the future.

william braquemard said...

I agree with Dave.

Paris09 said...

I couldn't have said it better than Dave. Precises, succinct, and weighty.

Jack said...

Well, take what Dave said and sprinkle "not" in each sentence and you have my opinion. Mrs. Thatcher saved a country that was becoming economically irrelevant.

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