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The British Government: No public money should be spent on the funeral of Margaret Thatcher.

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.

This petition was delivered to:
  • Secretary of State for Defence
    Philip Hammond
  • Secretary of State for Wales
    David Jones
  • Leader of the House of Lords and Chancellor of the Duchy of Lancaster
    The Rt Hon. the Lord Hill of Oareford
  • Minister without Portfolio
    Kenneth Clarke
  • Home Secretary
    Theresa May
  • Chancellor of the Exchequer
    George Osborne
  • prime-minister
    David Cameron
  • Foreign Secretary & First secretary of State
    William Hague
  • Secretary of State for Justice and Lord Chancellor
    Chris Grayling
  • Secretary of State for Communities and Local Government
    Eric Pickles
  • Secretary of State for Northern Ireland
    Theresa Villiers
  • Secretary of State for Culture, Media and Sport
    Maria Miller
  • Secretary of State for Transport
    Patrick McLoughlin
  • Secretary of State for Health
    Jeremy Hunt
  • 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
    Michael Gove
  • Secretary of State for International Development
    Justine Greening
  • Secretary of State for Scotland
    Michael Moore
  • Secretary of State for Energy and Climate Change
    Mr Edward Davey
  • Chief secretary to the UK Treasury
    Danny Alexander MP

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