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The cost of Margaret Thatcher's funeral?

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Merlin Report 14 Apr 2013 14:34

Plus Costs,If you lump it all together not much difference.Also, \how do you know she was a tax dodger?or do you have inside information about that.


Kay???? Report 14 Apr 2013 14:31

Well she was in the taxation department and her son has a background of making money out of illegal deals and her signature on the contract,,,,Denis was a multi millionaire.

I thought that Belgravia was the most expensive housing in London and was part of the Duke of Marlborough owned Estates in London ?


Guinevere Report 14 Apr 2013 14:30

Of what relevance is that, Merlin? Tax-dodger Thatcher got the same security after she was sacked by her friends - why shouldn't Blair after he resigned?

We're talking about Thatcher's funeral, I thought.


Lyndi Report 14 Apr 2013 14:19

Tony Blair is costing taxpayers more than £400,000 a year despite building up a £30million fortune since leaving Downing Street.
Figures have revealed that multi-millionaire Mr Blair is drawing the maximum Prime Ministerial pension – worth about £70,000 a year.
The gold-plated pension comes on top of the £115,000 allowance that Mr Blair received last year to support his ‘public duties’.
Then there is his security team, which is estimated to cost at least £250,000 a year.
The revelation will anger taxpayers at a time of unprecedented public spending cuts and double-dip recession.

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Merlin Report 14 Apr 2013 14:06

Just another thought though, I wonder how much it has cost and still costing the taxpayer for Tony Blairs Security Team and other ex Honourable Members.?? :-(


Guinevere Report 14 Apr 2013 14:02

It doesn't surprise me at all, Joeva, she had all that stashed away secretly and we're paying for her funeral?

One last slap in the face for the "little people" from Thatcher, eh?


AnnCardiff Report 14 Apr 2013 14:00

I'll give it a go Merlin :-)


Merlin Report 14 Apr 2013 13:55

Well ask the Taxman for your share back if you don,t wish to contribute,


Joeva Report 14 Apr 2013 13:52

This article was published in the Mirror.

I know tax avoidance is not against the law but why should the British tax-payer fund the funeral of someone who has safeguarded her families inheritance and therefore not contributed to the nation's coffers. :-|


AnnCardiff Report 14 Apr 2013 13:47

that's beside the point Merlin - if there's £10 milliom going spare I'd rather it was spent on other far more deserving and necessary things

my parents and husband were as precious to me as no doubt she was to her family, but even if I were a multi-millionaire, no way would I have considered spending a fraction of that on their funerals - their funerals were tasteful and meaningful, which is all that is needed to say a fond farewell to loved ones


Merlin Report 14 Apr 2013 13:35

Wonder how much it costs per head of the population of this country? Not a lot I expect.


~`*`Jude`*`~ Report 14 Apr 2013 13:06

Well said Sue in Leeds:)


 Sue In Yorkshire.

Sue In Yorkshire. Report 14 Apr 2013 12:32

If this funeral was arranged a few years ago than MT should have paid for it then.

We the taxpayer shouldn't have to pay either for the funeral or towards it.

A private Cremation is what she wanted so instead of all the pomp and ceremony it should be a private service before the cremation just family.

A memorial service a few weeks after the funeral would have been appropiate. .


Harry Report 14 Apr 2013 12:16

Mrs T is seen overseas and by many in this country as a great leader. Money is spent unwisely in many, many areas.

In this case, I feel the critics may have a point but on the other hand,"weighing up the cost of everything and not the value." Pomp and ceremony is something which arguably, we lead the world.

Happy days


KittytheLearnerCook Report 14 Apr 2013 11:44

*stands in line with Hayley and co*



~`*`Jude`*`~ Report 14 Apr 2013 11:40

Well said Kay????:)



Lyndi Report 14 Apr 2013 11:21

Stands shoulder to shoulder with Hayley and her supporters on this one :-)

I just want it over and done with so the protestors can get back to their fulfilling and productive lives, and the Thatcher family can begin to grieve.


Guinevere Report 14 Apr 2013 11:21

It's the precendent that bothers me - Blair was PM longer than Thatcher - will he get a big do as well?

I can understand why people wanted Churchill to have a big send off - but no peacetime PM deserves such an accolade. But now it's been granted it will be hard to stop the bandwagon.


Kay???? Report 14 Apr 2013 11:19

A toss up really,,,,,,,,10m for that or 10m to save a life with expensive drugs which NHS wont pay for under the current scheme of cuts backs.,,,,,its a hard rock.

a collection plate at St Pauls could raise a bit I supose. :-)


StrayKitten Report 14 Apr 2013 11:12

I'm with hayley too it's going to happen regardless if what people think,

She made billions for our country why not give her a back and a decent send off