April 25th, 2013

Thatcher Funeral Cost Just 6p Per Person

62 million people, £3.6 million. Just 6p each. Well that should shut a few people up…

UPDATE: 

“Facts are sacred”…


134 Comments

  1. 1
    Tony says:

    Is Dave paying?

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    • 14
      Old Holborn says:

      I would send the bill to “Sir” Mark Thatcher. Her estate is worth £66M

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      • 31
        The savant 10.4 highway patrol says:

        it was all denis s. money he was the real. moneybag of the operation ..

        did not say. much but by god could he make the luchre .

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        • 43
          Osama the Nazarene says:

          Typical Socialist / lefty / progressive exaggeration to make a false point. Heirs to Goebbels thrive on.

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          • Anonymous says:

            Say what you like, the fact remains that it was Ten Million Pounds of public money.

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          • Anonymous says:

            Public money is public money. There have been many causes more fitting of a funeral of this grandeur.

            I’m more disturbed that the family weren’t willing to foot the bill.

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      • 109
        Tally Ho, A hunting we will go! says:

        If the Estate is worth £66m think of the IHT the country will get. More than enough to cover the £3.6 m funeral costs!

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    • 19
      Huge Rant says:

      Why the fuck should Dave pay you twat?

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      • 120
        yvemaria says:

        And WHY shouldn’t HE? He Is after all Her Love Child…..and a Multimillionaire….
        Why should OUR Money pay for a lavish Funeral…..She DID NOT DESERVE IT…..And in her OWN Words….She was ONLY A GROCERS DAUGHTER…. A BLACK SACK would have been more Appropriate…..

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        • 126
          Anonymous says:

          If her family don’t want to pay, then the Public certainly shouldn’t be held accountable!

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    • 21
      1922 Committee says:

      He will

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    • 27
      Anonymous says:

      Money for old rope

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    • 28
      lojolondon says:

      As the Sun says, the original estimate (apart from being calculated at 300% too high) was based on salaries for the police, military, etc. So the actual one-off cost was a fraction of the numbers bandied around. Lastly, Lady Thatcher fought for the UK to get a rebate of £15 Billion per annum from the EU in 1984. So she has saved us £15Billion for 30 years = 450Billion pounds. Subtract the real cost of her funeral, that leaves us in debt to her for around £449,998,000,000.
      Unlike Bliar, who GAVE THE REBATE BACK IN EXCHANGE FOR NOTHING BUT THE BROKEN PROMISE TO BE PRESIDENT OF THE EU!

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      • 34
        New Beeboid One says:

        We always keep shtum about good news that do not fit our BBC agenda.
        We prefer our public to think the wedding oops sorry funeral cost was £10m.
        Did you hear my statement that I wanted to hold discussions to set a top redundancy payment to £150,000? Will not happen of course as it was only said for the committee and public consumption.

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      • 52
        Maggie Hodge says:

        I demand B.liar to refund the public by taxing his multi million profits because he is a Hunt!

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    • 45
      Anonymous says:

      6p too much – taxpayers should not be paying for individuals’ funerals, as I think I heard the Taxpayers’ Alliance saying… oh wait, no, they don’t appear to have said anything about this misuse of taxpayers’ money

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      • 79
        Demagogue says:

        Send me your address, and I’ll send you 6 pence. then you can STFU.

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      • 82
        They hate her because she won says:

        It was a lovely day, well worth every penny. Why do you lefties have to be so nasty.

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        • 128
          Anonymous says:

          I find it disturbing that you find a time for grief “lovely”. Another example of politics ruling over common sense.

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    • 81
      They hate her because she won says:

      Why aren’t the twats complaining about the £43 million we pay the EU every DAY!

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      • 97
        Village Idiot says:

        The “Iraq War” cost a few bob,and, a considerable amount of deaths,for what???

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      • 121
        yvemaria says:

        I DO Regularly,….But they seem to just Cock a Deafen?

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        • 122
          yvemaria says:

          This message was Aimed at The HATE HER BECAUSE SHE WON;”Why aren’t they Complaining about £43 Million We Pay the EU every Day.

          NOT VILLAGE IDIOT.”The Iraq War”Comment.

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  2. 2
    Hang The Bostards says:

    Where is FAT – gobshite – ABBOTT Today ??

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  3. 3
    wentonsam says:

    Yeah but that’s after the figure from the 5G sale has been offset against the cost.

    ‘cos they would never manipulate the figures.

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  4. 4
    Bill Deedes says:

    Its what Denis would have wanted.

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  5. 5
    Mike Hunt says:

    If is was a PFI funeral, it would be 36,000,000.

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  6. 6
    Cynical-old-bag says:

    All the trolls on here bleating about a cost which was vastly over-exaggerated by the media.

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  7. 7
    Dianne Abbot says:

    £3.6million could have fed 1,000,000 starving children in my constituency or would have just about covered my lunch bill in Nandos.

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  8. 8
    Anonymous says:

    £3.6 million don’t sound much.

    But when it’s tangible pence per person it suddenly sounds more!

    Still, not much – How much did we make from it?

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    • 25
      Anonymous says:

      Who exactly are these people who are paying?

      This must have gone on the deficit so we will not actually be pay for it.

      I wonder who will? How many generations until we see it, and the interest, paid off.

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      • 38
        Cynical-old-bag says:

        She was PM for 11 years and never drew her salary during that time.

        She’s already paid for most of it by my reckoning.

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      • 59
        Anonymous says:

        Well I assume the americans would have paid for the TV rights, but then there’s indirect payments such as extra tourism etc. which all go to the tax pot.

        But yeah it just gets swallowed up by the deficit.

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      • 61
        Anonymous says:

        Well I assume the americans would have paid for the TV rights, but then there’s indirect payments such as extra tourism etc. which all go to taxman.

        But yeah it just gets swallowed up by the deficit.

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      • 101
        Nogbad the Bad says:

        The £3.6 Million could have been added to the £240 Million that we give to Pakistan every year so they can afford a bigger nuclear weapons programme.

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  9. 10
    .... says:

    Why didn’t her war criminal rapist millionaire son pay? Or her tax exile retarded racist hermaphrodite daughter pay?

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  10. 11
    Darth Murdoch says:

    Oh yeah, Over 3 and a half mill for one party? Real fooking bargain.
    This weekend you can pick up my bar tab as you have so much money to burn.
    Don’t worry paddy, there’s a fermented potato in it for you.

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    • 85
      They hate her because she won says:

      It was a lovely funeral and worth every penny. Why do you lefties have to be so nasty

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      • 129
        Anonymous says:

        How is a time for grieving “lovely” exactly? Yet another example of politics taking priority over family values.

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  11. 12
    Nothing Better To Do says:

    I’d willingly pay much more to go to Blair and Browns funeral and they wouldn’t even need to have snuffed it. Just make sure they get well buried.

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  12. 13
    Scottish Chav says:

    I’d pay a lot more than that to see ed balls buried (preferably with a stake through his tiny heart)

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  13. 15
    Anonymous says:

    Show us the bill then?

    Not that I give a flying fuck but I can also pull a figure out of my arse Mr Newton

    This blog was bought/brought to you by The Sun

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  14. 17
    The Right Honourable George Osborne Mp says:

    We have a slow & difficult recovery because of difficulties in the banking system, but I think we’ve got a very clear message, a loud and clear message that Britain cannot let up in dealing with its debts, dealing with its problems, cannot let up in making sure that Britain can pay its way in the world.

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  15. 18
    Tony Blair says:

    I hope a future government spends £100 million on my funeral.

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    • 44
      Grumpy Old Man says:

      The furnace behind No. 10 here you burnt all your expense claims will do for you my son.

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      • 53
        Lethal Weapon says:

        I think if you ask the public, the overwhelming majority would be willing to pay ten times that amount to see Tony and Cherie put against a wall Ceausescu style and take turns to punch them both Airplane style.

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      • 73
        yalleriron says:

        Not a lot of good if its run out of fuel!

        When you consider what the Blair/Brown/Labour/Tory duckhouse MPs fiddles plus Pigfarmer Hanningfield, Uddin, Taylor and all the other crooks have cost us, and then add in the Commons subsidised Feeding of the 5000 (it shows in our MP, one Coffey), and then Bercow’s Little and Osborne wallpaper or whatever, £3.6m for a show like this isn’t too bad.

        You wouldn’t get a show like that, with naked emotion all round, from that Lloyd Webber bloke, for this price, and it compares very well with what the BBC give to Jeremy Clarkson for being a live twit dead from the neck up.

        It’s entertainment, dearie.

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  16. 20
    Tay King-dePisse says:

    Sounds like something coming from a spiv from an old comedy– “Yeah, I know– it SHOULD cost ten mill, you’d think it would, yeah? But it so happens I know this geezer who can get it done for a third of that, see? I can put you in touch– that is, for a slight bit of an honorarium up front for my services in arranging for an introduction, nothing you couldn’t reach into your trousers pocket for…”

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  17. 22
    john77 says:

    What makes you think that a few facts will get the left-wing ranters to shut up?
    The UK government knew about Katyn before I was born: it was not publically acknowledged by the Western media until after Kruschev, the denouncer of Stalinism, died

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  18. 23

    Work it out as a percentage of what the EEC (then, now EU) budget rebate saved us over the years and it is nothing. Work out what it is as a percentage of how much the UK economy grew as a result of her watch and it is less still. Worth every last farthing!

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    • 131
      Anonymous says:

      Work it out as a percentage of our individual funeral costs, and its extortionate. Choosing the metrics to fit will never work.

      Funerals are for those who know the deceased, not an excuse for point scoring.

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  19. 24
    The savant 10.4 highway patrol says:

    Maggie Thatcher you can’t match her she’s the darling of us all
    She’s the curse of the Irish Nation Fine Gael and Fianna Fail
    She’s destroyed me hire purchase and she’s put me on the dole
    If I could only get my hands on her I’d kick her up the—–

    Good onya Mrs Thatcher you’re the cutest girl of all
    such a biddy fine and buxom sure the likes you’ll not recall
    when she holds negotiations things they always reach a hitch
    she’s the world in ruination such a schemer the old——–

    Good onya Mrs Thatcher no one in this world can match her
    but she’s trying to take the vote away from the paddies once again**
    we’re not worried ’bout your English vote nor your politicians gas
    you can keep them Mrs Thatcher you can shove them up your—-

    Help us Mrs Thatcher with the prices rising high
    and the work is getting awful scarce paddy’s losing that’s no lie
    now you say that you don’t want us that we’ve stayed here long enough
    (now you say that you don’t want us that we’re really out of luck
    but if I were a taxidermist I would tell you to get ——-

    Fair play Mrs Thatcher sure you know a trick or two
    and each time you come to Dublin well we know just what you’ll do
    you’ll dress up in your finery and preach with all your might
    but all of your fancy promise’s are just a load of—–

    We love you Mrs Thatcher like your old man loves his brew
    such a lad your husband Denis when he’s had a sup or two
    sure he’ll take a pint of porter and a glass of Irish mist
    and because he faces you each night no wonder he gets——

    Thatcher you can’t match her she’s the darling of us all
    She’s the curse of the Irish Nation Fine Gael and Fianna Fail

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  20. 26
    Call me Dave says:

    We could have outsourced it to India and then the cost would have been around 20k and it could have come out of DfID

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  21. 29
    Ivor Ramsbottom says:

    “Well that should shut a few people up…” knowing the whining left and Thatcher haters…. I doubt it.

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  22. 30
    Anonymous says:

    Guido – my grannie got buried for 0.0000000000000000000006p per person in our land.

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  23. 32
    Diane Abbotapotamus says:

    I bet she went to Eton

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  24. 35
    Bullkok says:

    It cost us nothing considering how much money she saved us in EU until B.liar sold it down the river for his own selfish ends.

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  25. 37
    Living in 97.1% white Merseyside says:

    But lots of us don’t pay any tax so it cost us nought.

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  26. 39
    U turn says:

    I thought the cost of the funeral was about £500,000

    The rest went towards paying for Tony Bliars appearence fee

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  27. 40
    The BBC Bias Unit - headcount 14,263 and rising says:

    …but it COULD have cost £10 million, so that’ll do for us.

    And the economy only just avoided a triple-dip recession, so that’ll be our take on things today.

    BTW, we’re capping our staff payoffs at ONLY £150k – tough times. Aren’t we good with our money?

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    • 49
      (I don't need no doctor) says:

      And it was nearly a triple dip recession, so that will do for the BBC as well.

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  28. 41
    Anonymous says:

    looks like the channel 4 version has gone viral in the US, rather than the ITN version above, half million views,

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  29. 46
    The savant 10.4 highway patrol says:

    Excuse me Mrs T would you ever marry me
    I love you like an ass is fond of clover
    Would you ever leave oul’ Denis
    And to Ireland travel over
    From tales I’ve heard your old mans rarely sober

    Chorus:

    I’ve a fine big pair of bullocks
    and a lovely cock of hens
    If you saw me gander well your eyes would water
    I could learn you how to gige
    And teach you how to muck a pig
    Oh Mrs T I love you more each day

    Will you listen Mrs T well it’s plain for all to see
    That old Garret thinks you are a bonny lass
    But you’ll surely be mistaken
    If for him you’re calculating
    Sure he doesn’t know his donkey from his ass

    Chorus:

    I’ve a fine big pair of bullocks
    and a lovely cock of hens
    If you saw me gander well your eyes would water
    I could learn you how to gig
    And teach you how to muck a pig
    Oh Mrs T I love you more each day

    Now excuse me Mrs T but I’m trembling at the knees
    And I’m wondering if you’ll ever be my bride
    In my big four poster bed
    Will you ever lay your head
    Shall I ever see your wellies next to mine

    Chorus:

    I’ve a fine big pair of bullocks
    and a lovely cock of hens
    If you saw me gander well your eyes would water
    I could learn you how to gig
    And teach you how to muck a pig
    Oh Mrs T I love you more each day

    Save and guard us Mrs T it’s frustrating can’t you see
    I’m a farmer and a man with many needs
    And I’ll give all my manure
    If with me you would endure
    For to spend your days with me in old Adare

    Chorus:

    I’ve a fine big pair of bullocks
    and a lovely cock of hens
    If you saw me gander well your eyes would water
    I could learn you how to gig
    And teach you how to muck a pig
    Oh Mrs T I love you more each day

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  30. 47
    (I don't need no doctor) says:

    I will sponsor 100 people that do not want to pay. Anyone else join me?

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  31. 50
    dickiebo says:

    All of a sudden, perhaps I wouldn’t mind 6p for Blair! No, sorry. I must not say things like that!

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  32. 51
    MB. says:

    The £10 million figures always sounded very dubious – round numbers like that always are.

    4.4 million also watched on BBC (and a few dozen on Sky), so less than £1 per viewer.

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  33. 54
    Norman lucky Smith says:

    Uh, the government has been lucky twice in one day. Maybe backing labour is not such a good idea.

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  34. 57
    Socialists doing what they do best...rewriting history and whingeing about benefits says:

    The BBC, Guardianistas, Labour MPs, Union Bosses and lefties of all shades were extremely vocal from the moment Baroness T died until her funeral…bleating on about how she destroyed their uneconomic industries which were in truth making shoddy goods that nobody wanted to buy(that is when they weren’t on strike); how she destroyed northern communities(when successive Labour politicians had never been straight with them that their industries were no longer economic and needed to change to compete cos’ they were scared they would lose their core vote); how she destroyed the mining industry forgetting Harold Wilson closed more pits than she did and forgetting the useless NUM leadership; or what a basket case the UK was under Labour during the 70’s and how they were going to take to the street in their millions to protest on the day of her funeral and that the cost would be as much as £16 million.

    All has been proven to be total and utter cobblers…..how unexpected !!!!!

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  35. 58
    Suzzle says:

    Never underestimate the Thatcher Effect

    http://www.suzybloomy.com/the-thatcher-effect/

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  36. 60
    Kun Tea Bollox says:

    Worth every penny. God Bless her.
    The reaction to any PM since her will be…. Sorry? Who? Was he Prime Minister?

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  37. 63

    Applying economic logic one could argue that the funeral cost nothing.

    After all the police and army are paid anyway and if it stopped the former harassing motorists and the latter getting blown to bits in Afghanistan then the old girl has done the world a favour.

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    • 107
      Nogbad the Bad says:

      If you add up money spent by the 1000 or so guests from abroad who hired cars, stayed in expensive hotels and eat at expensive restaurants, to the worldwide free advertising of London landmarks, the old girl would have shown a profit on the day, a concept that is probably beyond the understanding of the leftards.

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  38. 65
    Jock-Strapped says:

    Is there a name for the leftie tactic of declaring a “fact” to make a political point, believing it to be incorrect (but wishing it was true), and knowing it will not be exposed until it is way too late, and by then, who cares? as everyone has moved on?

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  39. 66
    Bed time for Bonzo says:

    Some will say it should have been coming from the family (they will afterall have plenty of cash in their foreign accounts). Some would have been happy to pay £10 million. Others will say £3.6 million to bury Maggie is a bargain.

    Time to move on.

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  40. 67
    fawkes=twat says:

    Nobody asked me for my 6 pence to Bury the ugly tory Hunt. I would have stuffed her rotten cadaver in a black taxi on the falls Road and let the locals loose with a few dozen petrol bombs. Much cheaper and better fun.

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    • 92
      The Ed's failed again says:

      Yada yada ….
      Oh why don’t you crawl back under a rock at you favourite Gulag!
      Certainly nobody asked you for your brainless comments.
      Only bitter, self-loathing Liebour gobshites would come out with this charmless garbage.
      Who is the ‘nasty party’ again?

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  41. 68
    Anonymous says:

    I want my 6p back. And how can you say ‘just’ £3.6m? That’s an obscene amount of money to bury one old woman!

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  42. 72
    Whats the point says:

    £3.6m for the funeral costs of one of our greatest leaders.
    Less than the average ‘earnings’ of a premiership nancyboy football player.
    Get a fucking life all of you detractors. While I’m at it 14hr shift finished today, won’t see the wife who does 12 hr shifts, for week and half. I’m not complaining so get a fucking job you scoungers. Endorsed by Budweiser.

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    • 95
      s says:

      twat

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    • 123
      Anonymous says:

      True, football players earn far too much for what they do. £3.6 million pounds is also ludicrous for a funeral, no matter who it was.

      For the record, I have a highly paid job (certainly no scrounger according to the tax-man), but am against public funerals in general. It takes away from the meaning of the ceremony when the self-righteous use it as a means to further their own careers.

      But then, I guess that is how politics works.

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  43. 78
    Anonymous says:

    And take out the inflated police costs too:

    £2m for those who could have been on other duties. £500/day or £250 for the 4 hours (approx) related to the funeral – that means 8000 police were transferred from other duties!

    In reality that figure should be probably 1/4 or around £500k

    That would make the bill about £2.1m or 4p/person.

    I wonder if the Commissioner of the Met charged for his time attending? Along with his chauffeur and assistants?

    Had her family decided on a simple church service and cremation, there would have been thousands lining that route and the police would still have been needed so it was a cost that could not have been completely avaoided.

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  44. 80
    The PrangWizard of England says:

    And it would have cost less than £3m for security had not the vicious Left not poured out their threats and bile. Did I read that the police presence had to be increased by 40% as a result?
    They are a despicable people-hating pile.

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  45. 90
    Anonymous says:

    And the funeral plans were put in place and approved by a certain Tony Blair and Gordon Brown.

    They obviously realised what MrsT had done for us all.

    @80 Prang Wizard – How true. Without the treats the could have been 90% less police presence, or if the troops had been given te authority to deal with trouble makers, police numbers could ave been reduced to almost zero.

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  46. 91
    Jimmy says:

    “Her family are understood to have paid for the funeral flowers and the undertaking costs.”

    [grauniad]

    Well if that doesn’t put an end to the bellyaching what will?

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  47. 94
    s says:

    it’s funny how the champions of privatisation and the private sector are quite happy for the public to pay for a private event

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    • 99
      Mike Oxenfire says:

      Except that it wasn’t a private event, it was a public event. A very public event, that befits a PM who saved this country.

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  48. 96
    Callum says:

    I’m so glad I don’t pay tax. Even 6p would be too much.

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  49. 98
    Howard says:

    To the cliche bumming lad who said people who use Foodbanks don’t need to…http://sabotagetimes.com/reportage/confessions-of-a-foodbank-employee-fat-mps-their-rampant-capitalism/

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  50. 103
    Jon says:

    No money for the cripples but we have £3,600,000 old dead Hunt.

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  51. 104
    Jon says:

    Hunt

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  52. 105
    Jon says:

    Thatcher – Charlie Uncle November Tango

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  53. 106
    Jon says:

    Why is “Charlie Uncle November Tango” the only censored word?

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  54. 113
    Anonymous says:

    Burying old pm = £3.6 million
    Shutting down central london for the day = priceless, apparently.

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  55. 114
    Adam says:

    Heh, still sixpence more than she was worth if you ask me.

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  56. 117
    Alex B says:

    Im no leftie at all, Id ask Iraqis to hang Bliar, but £3.6mil for a funeral of a former ‘pubic servant’ is very obscene. It should have been the Torries and her rich family who should have paid for her funeral. Where was Ashcroft and Murdoch in all this? The poverty in this country is raising, not falling, so a waste of so much money angers many. Course she brought loads of benefits to this country, but that depended entirely on your post code, you above ‘economists’. And you mention the ‘profit’ she made with the rebate…..what about the cost of benefits paid for decades to poor areas due to failure to economically regenerate those areas, are these costs ‘profit’, too, you wizkids?

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    • 133
      Anonymous says:

      Its all spin. The real fact is that people don’t want to pay for the personal ceremony of somebody else; especially when the family are in the financial elite compared to most.

      Its a matter of principal which the majority of supporters seem to miss, instead saying “its only £3.6million”.

      Compare the funeral of an average person to this, and you will see the ridiculous nature of it. Especially when the woman herself was aiming to portray herself as living by traditional values. Either she did (and the costs of the funeral were unjustified), or she didn’t (and she was a liar). Either way, the funeral was a farce.

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  57. 119
    Julian the Wonderhorse says:

    The Beeb will ignore this and instead focus on unbiased heckling of accountants on the Today programme from Jim “when we win the election” Naughtie

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