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.