In this time of austerity, it is an affront to the ordinary people of Britain, that any public money whatsoever be spent honouring someone who caused millions to live in misery and poverty. No public money should be spent on the funeral of Margaret Thatcher. The entire cost of her funeral should be recovered from her estate. Any public money already identified for her funeral expenses should instead be spent creating employment in areas still left devastated by her regime.
It's not about disrespecting the dead, it's about not wasting public money on something that is frankly an insult to the British public. Thatcher's family have every right to the funeral they wish to pay for out of their money, but we don't want a penny of our money spent on honouring her.
- Secretary of State for Defence
- Secretary of State for Wales
- Leader of the House of Lords and Chancellor of the Duchy of Lancaster
The Rt Hon. the Lord Hill of Oareford
- Minister without Portfolio
- Home Secretary
- Chancellor of the Exchequer
- Foreign Secretary & First secretary of State
- Secretary of State for Justice and Lord Chancellor
- Secretary of State for Communities and Local Government
- Secretary of State for Northern Ireland
- Secretary of State for Culture, Media and Sport
- Secretary of State for Transport
- Secretary of State for Health
- Home Secretary and Member of Parliament for Maidenhead
Rt Hon Theresa May MP
- Deputy Prime Minister and Leader of the Liberal Democrats
Nick Clegg MP
- Secretary of State for Work and Pensions
Iain Duncan Smith
- Secretary of State for Business, Innovation and Skills
Vince Cable MP
- Secretary of State for Education
- Secretary of State for International Development
- Secretary of State for Scotland
- Secretary of State for Energy and Climate Change
Mr Edward Davey
- Chief secretary to the UK Treasury
Danny Alexander MP
No public money should be spent on the funeral of Margaret Thatcher.
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