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Petitioning Secretary of State for Defence Philip Hammond and 22 others

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.

Letter 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
and 20 others
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
No public money should be spent on the funeral of Margaret Thatcher.