Wednesday, September 02, 2009

Thatcher's funeral? Government responds

Some time back, varous Stroppybloggers put our names to a petition demanding that on no account should that total scumbag Margaret Thatcher be given a state funeral.

You will be pleased to know that the government has deigned to reply, but may be less than impressed with their actual reply ...

The petition stated:

“We the undersigned petition the Prime Minister to not support a state funeral for Baroness Thatcher.”

... and went on to explain ...

“Baroness Margaret Hilda Thatcher is not deserving of a state funeral. To deem her worthy of such an honour is to overlook a host of awful things, like her support for General Augusto Pinochet, and to overlook many more deserving candidates.”

... and the (Labour) government responded ...

In the event of the death of any former Prime Minister, the Government is responsible for liaising with the family and representatives of the deceased about arrangements for a suitable service of remembrance, including any administrative support from the Government. For reasons which we hope will be understood, it would not be appropriate to make any comment about detail of any discussions.