Margaret Thatcher’s Funeral:an immoral waste of public money

Posted: April 15, 2013 in Politics, Society, Uncategorized
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There has been a great deal said, by many, on Margaret Thatcher as Prime Minister: these, and my own opinions have not affected my thinking on the subject of Thatcher’s funeral arrangements.

Moral – “concerned with character etc., or with right and wrong; good, virtuous…”

When the death of Margaret Thatcher, former Prime Minister of the United Kingdom (UK) (1979 – 1990), was reported on Monday 8th April, “Downing Street…said the politician would be given a full ceremonial funeral with honours – the same status accorded the Queen Mother”. It was later identified that this gesture by “Downing Street”, or rather the incumbent Government, could cost in the region of £7 – £10 million pounds, to which Thatcher’s family would contribute something.

It is my opinion that the funeral arrangements for Thatcher demonstrate a crass decision by Government, considering the current economic state of the country. This is £10 million we can ill afford to fritter away on such a frivolous gesture of pomp; lavished upon an individual who passed by the public eye over twenty years ago, ending her life, to many, in relative obscurity.

There is nothing right, or virtuous, nor good in the way in which the UK Government is treating Thatcher’s funeral.

But we will just have to live with that, won’t we?

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Comments
  1. Brian Brett says:

    Yes I think it was disgusting the waste of public money when the thatcher family could well afford to pay, But she was a tory Leader even the Queen and Philip made it clear which party they supported.
    All paid staff looked after her while her caring family was abroad

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