July 29th, 2013

Maggie Funeral Final Cost: £1,205,809

The final figures are out: Margaret Thatcher’s funeral cost £261,976, plus £943,833 for security. A total of £1,205,809, or 1.9p per person. Worth remembering again how it was reported by some at the time:

For some reason the final figure hasn’t made the front page…


119 Comments

  1. 1
    Hang The Bostards says:

    Typical LEFTY scumbags

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    • 3
      Piss Organ says:

      Did you ever expect to find the truth in The Mirror ??? HAHAHAHAHAHA !

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      • 24
        V1le Labour trashed my Country says:

        Yes the Mirror is always truthful from the lefty perspective, just like the BBC!

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      • 41
        Nebby says:

        I believe the original £10m figure came from the Daily Mail

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        • 63
          The EU is croques (de merde) monsieur says:

          Yes and you also believe in magic money trees.

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        • 71
          Yeah, right... says:

          And the Grauniad repeated it verbatim, ad nauseum. Nice to see that lofty tradition of high minded, journalistic rigour being maintained.

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    • 4
      lolwut says:

      Ah, *only* £1.2m eh? Peanuts

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      • 10
        Anonymous says:

        Low life.

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        • 13
          lolwut says:

          The word you’re looking for is “consistent”

          Sounds like you’re happy for the state to piss money up the wall, as long as it’s for something you agree with

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          • so what says:

            I went to pay my respects,along with hundreds of thousands of British citizens, and it was worth every penny.

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          • loudtwot! says:

            And it sounds like you are unhappy the state used money on something you don’t agree with so what ? 1.2 million doesn’t even cover the Labour printed local council propaganda rag and all on the tax payer as well !

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          • The EU is croques (de merde) monsieur says:

            I would gladly pay one penny for the funeral of Ed Miliband and Ed Balls and all the rest of the Labour tossers. But not Lard Prescott.

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      • 34
        Observer says:

        Woman hater!

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      • 115
        Anonymous says:

        Well it wasnt the £10 million all the Graun trolls whinged about was it ?

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    • 5
      Selohesra says:

      Time to get Maggie on the back of the next bank note – surely no-one could object to another woman honoured in that way. Hopefully i dont get rape threats as a result of this suggestion

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      • 66
        No such thing as society says:

        I’m for this they could also put hitler on the fiver and maggies old chum despot Augusto Pinochet on the tender under the nutters in power theme from the Bank of England.

        1.9p used without my permission although I would have gladly paid more to piss on the cadavers face.

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        • 74
          Yeah, right... says:

          You’d pay money to urinate on a dead elderly lady?

          Truly Sir, you do the Lib Dems proud.

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    • 8
      Ed Balls - Shallow Chancer says:

      In the Libor party we have always had difficulty with arithmetic.

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    • 64
      Anonymous says:

      Well the lefties gleefully told us there would be so many people protesting they’d be audible from inside St Pauls and it would “drown out the service”.

      Remind me how that went?

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      • 105
        JH3909345934 says:

        Certainly. There were little gaggles of the usual shrill lefty losers along the route, shrieking abuse at the coffin while decent people paid their respects.

        The BBC of course tried to make the coverage look like they were part of a larger crowd. Interviews with these sad sacks showed they had no real idea why they were there.

        They confuse feeling with thinking, you see.

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  2. 2
    The Stilton Eater says:

    In this post-Leveson world I look forward to equally prominent apologies from these mistaken outlets.

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    • 76
      Grauniad says:

      No apology necessary. More excitingly, we are changing to a softer, more absorbent newsprint which will flush more easily.

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  3. 6
    lolwut says:

    £1.2m is fucking scandalous for a funeral.

    Could have got it all in for under £10k from Co-op

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    • 29
      loudtwot! says:

      Yep and we could dump you in a bin bag in the canal but bet your family would get up set ? well maybe not !! tell you what I will pay you your 1.9p back and you pay off my tax bill for all the crap you want the tax payer to fund !!!

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    • 49
      The EU is croques (de merde) monsieur says:

      Is that why Labour’s donor is going bust?

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    • 97
      Anonymous says:

      No.

      £261,976 for the funeral, £943,833 for the required security because a bunch of unwashed lefty trots threatened to make a fuss.

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  4. 7
    Anonymous says:

    Only £1.2 m, a bargain? Really! Well that’s ok then.

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  5. 9
    Anonymous says:

    Shove it up Maguire’s arse…….

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  6. 11
    Ippikin says:

    Typical Press exaggeration, but why are we surprised.
    Pity she is not still PM.
    Worth every 1.9p!

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  7. 12
    Ian Bunghole Smut says:

    At that price we could do it all over again. It was a wonderful day out for all the family. Lets bury her again!

    Vote Ukip

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  8. 14
    Bliar says:

    I’d help toward £10m if it meant Blair getting buried. Preferably ASAP.

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  9. 16
    William disagrees with Claire says:

    “Human rights,” says Hague in the clip below, “are universal. Cultural differences are not an excuse to water down human rights. Nor can the exploitation of digital networks by criminals or terrorists be a justification for states to censor their citizens.’

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    • 39
      Claire Perry's Electors says:

      Look, we just want people to stop putting pornography on the internet. That’s not what the internet is for.

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      • 69
        Oops. says:

        At risk of sounding reactionary, internet porn is a bad thing.

        It is addictive, degrading and exploitative and whilst I have major doubts about prohibition being either possible or effective, I think it is important to realise the harm done by porn whilst debating whether banning it can or should happen.

        It is easy to ridicule Perry for her stance, but she is right in her belief that porn on line has few if any benefits.

        Just my pennies worth.

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      • 106
        Tosspot says:

        Bald Men are Poronographic…

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      • 116
        Jack Ketch says:

        Long before the World Wide Web or even web browser software, the “internet” was available to those in the know. I was introduced to it about 1986 by an American computer scientist (now the technical top dog at Nokia) he showed me how to download some of the enormous quantity of porn on the computers at UCLA–so the internet IS for porn, always has been. Biggest problem is that it is no longer free.

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    • 45
      Anonymous says:

      But I cannot walk down a ancient path used by the local drugs gangs because the authorities walled it up to stop the crime.

      I cannot photograph the stone work of major buildings because some terrorists and criminals are recording security features of buildings.

      I cannot manufacture and sell many products because criminals also use these products to hurt others.

      I cannot save peoples lives because his government protects the tax paid criminals that kill.

      I have no human rights, not even the right to protect innocent lives.

      Please could some one find a brain for Hague.

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    • 55
      Cornish Pilchard says:

      Has he been dragged back from his Hols then?

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  10. 18
    Labour=Waste says:

    John Prescott wasted £500 million on regional control centres for firemen:

    http://www.thesun.co.uk/sol/homepage/news/3671335/Ex-Deputy-Prime-Minister-John-Prescott-accused-of-fire-brigade-control-room-waste.html

    Labour burn your money

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    • 21
      and says:

      The BBC wasted £100 million on a bungled digital project.

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      • 78
        Jabba Le Chat says:

        AlJaBeeba wasted heading on for £2billion, if you include all the house bribes for the uprooted tearful southern luvvies, on that carbuncle compound oop north and a further £1billion on hacking the central London HQ…

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  11. 19
    Anonymous says:

    Appalling waste of public money misused for a private event relating to the greatest enemy England ever had.

    Eventually the family will be required to repay every penny with interest and penalties.

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    • 26
      you're mistaken says:

      No they won’t.

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    • 35
      Dr Evil says:

      The greatest prime minister this country has ever seen.

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    • 44
      The EU is croques (de merde) monsieur says:

      The greatest enemy that the traitorous Communist vandals ever had. She saved Britain from a fate worse than Len McCluskey.

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    • 89
      Bill d'Sarse says:

      Between 1961 and 1971 the Labour Governments closed 400 pits whilst Thatcher closed 160. In Durham, the `holy grail` of mining, Harold Wilson closed 55 pits whilst Thatcher closed 16. Wilson pledged to build a coal fired power station on the grounds of the closed pits, but he built a nuclear power station at Seaton Carew instead, a pure two fingered gesture to the miners. In the 1967 Fuel White Paper, Robens (chief of the coal board) expected that all coal mining in Scotland, Wales and Durham would cease by 1980. In 1967, Richard Marsh, the then Minister of Power, said that pit closures were justified because we were awash with coal, we cannot sell any more, but as the left keeps trotting out the old line `Thatcher closed all the pits` and your one ‘the greatest enemy England ever had’ without a single consideration for the truth, Thatcher saved this country. We saw what destruction the Labour party can do in the 70’s and an even more devasting effect from 1997. The greatest threat to this country is and always has been the Labour Party.

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      • 91
        No such thing as society says:

        So what your saying is that labour managed to close more mines successfully without the total carnage that thatcher caused while closing down far fewer.

        Looks like your fuehrer wasn’t very good at what you worship for, doesn’t say much.

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        • 94
          it's fuhrer... says:

          Hitler was a Socialist.

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        • 107
          JH3909345934 says:

          If a bunch of bitter arseholes who can’t be bothered to find other (better) work cause a big fuss at the closure of utterly inefficient industries, its their problem.

          Amusing you should use the second most common misquote about her as your screen name.

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        • 108
          Bill d'Sarse says:

          Your post shows the hypocricy of the left clearly knows no bounds. I suppose you will come up with ‘Thatcher the milk snatcher’ jibe next. It might interest you to know that in the austerity and rationing of post-war Britain, the 1946 School Milk Act provided 1/3 pint free for every school child under the age of 18. In 1968, the Labour Education Secretary Ted Short began the phased withdrawal of all school milk, withdrawing it first from all 11-18 year olds without controversy following expert advice that in the age of refrigeration and universal domestic milk distribution, children would not suffer calcium deficiency. When the government changed, in 1971 Thatcher was ordered by the Treasury to continue the process with 7-11 year olds – and despite opposing the move, she was condemned. In 1980 it was also withdrawn from all schoolchildren (aged 5-7) without controversy. Another policy started by Labour but blamed on Thatcher but when has accurate historical record ever bothered the liars of the left?

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      • 104
        Tosspot says:

        Perhaps an interesting graph would be, the rise of the Labour/ Communist Party and the Decline of Britain as a World Power.

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    • 117
      Jack Ketch says:

      Not the greatest enemy that England ever had, that would be the Scottish cabal that spent a generation attempting to turn Britain into North Korea. Maybe just the greatest enemy of mentally retarded, fat-catted faux socialists.

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  12. 20
    Long John Silver's parrot says:

    Politicians can all bury themselves.

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  13. 22
    jnm says:

    It has been reported this morning that Harold Wilson suffered from Alzheimer’s while he was in office. So what is Millibands excuse?

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    • 30
      Anonymous says:

      He,s just a commie puppet in McCluskys pocket.

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    • 31
      Meerschaum says:

      That so called “news” is decades old. What’s more he was aware of what was happening to him and knew it was time to call an end to his political career.

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      • 47
        bergen says:

        Yes A very old story. He was said to be only 60 when he realised it had set in and stood down . I remember reading that some of his colleagues wondered whether he’d always lied about his age and was actually a good bit older.

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    • 36
      Thames Dover Wight says:

      He can’t remember

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    • 33
      speak out says:

      He’s right.
      It’s not racist to tell illegals to leave. It’s a perfectly legitimate way of reminding people about the law.
      Accusations of racism are just the usual way the usual suspects attempt to close down debate about any subject they don’t want discussed.

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    • 57
      Mornington Crescent says:

      Less than a month ago, he was advocating an amnesty for illegals.

      Boris writes any old tripe that happens to be flavour of the day – for a quarter of a million a year.

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  15. 27
    Living in 97.223% white Merseyside says:

    Disgraceful!

    That was 0.000000000000000001% of my yearly pensions and bennies.

    Now can we bill the taxpayer for our celebrations – booze, fireworks, time off work etc.? It was too cold for street parties.

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  16. 28

    £943,833 for protection against scum.

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  17. 37
    Meanwhile says:

    A wannabe glamour model who had a £4,800 tax payer-funded breast enlargement, says she plans to sue the NHS for making them too big and thus “ruining her life”.

    “I’m going to take them for every penny”
    “I want in excess of £10,000. Anything I can get over that is a bonus,” she added.

    God she’s one ugly munter..

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  18. 42
    Idon'tneednodoctor says:

    Did Ed Balls provide the cost to the Daily Mirror.

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  19. 43
    Anonymous says:

    Then perhaps the police and armed forces rates were done on a taxpayer mates rates as any similar turn out is normally several million. £1.2 million? My arse!

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    • 51
      Lord Fondlebum says:

      “£1.2 million. My arse!”

      Even I wouldn’t pay £1.2m for your fat anonymous arse.

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  20. 46
    Facther was a kunte says:

    Doesn’t matter how much it cost me as a taxpayer I wasn’t consulted about this.

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    • 56
      Cornish Pilchard says:

      Yes you were. We had an election. Now go away

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    • 58
      The EU is croques (de merde) monsieur says:

      Gee, that has never happened before has it? Who elected you as the nation’s judge?

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    • 59
      Well she had one and balls too says:

      You still live in a Democracy, thanks to Thatcher. Your representatives make these difficult decisions so you can stay in bed ’till 10.08.

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    • 67
      Anonymous says:

      Yes you were. A letter came in the post offering you a vote.

      You wasted it probably on a false prophet promising you a future to which you still cling, blaming everyone around you for your perception of lack of opportunities.

      That funeral cost you nothing, in comparison to watching that program on TV last night that cost you part of your life.

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  21. 48
    Charlee Brown says:

    GORDON BROWN IS THE DEVIL

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  22. 54
    Labour's chance of winning the 2015 election says:

    It was the Mirror what lost it.

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  23. 60
    The EU is croques (de merde) monsieur says:

    What is tomorrow’s Mirror headline? “Tory MPs eat babies”?

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  24. 73
    Ghost of Mrs.T. says:

    Just look what the LibLabConners have done since I left office:

    A massive deficit and vast increase in the national debt
    An illegal war in Iraq
    Pointless costly intervention in Afghanistan etc.
    Large scale immigration of unknown numbers of unskilled foreigners
    Etc. etc.

    and to cap it all, the legalisation of gay marriage.

    The weak despicable David Cameron is merely the latest of their incompetent Prime Minister.

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    • 96
      Tosspot says:

      The Spongers are only taunting Gib because Blair let them believe they could gain sovereignty and gave them hope. now a Wuss is failing to protect British Territory. Bullies only bully because they think they can get away with it, the Spongers know they can.

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  25. 77
    fredflotbot says:

    i would spend ten times the 1.9p to see tony b liar buried , and Prescott he could be sent on to the next life on a burning boat like the vikings

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  26. 79
    Fishy says:

    I thought that the Thatcher family were also making a significant contribution toward the cost

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    • 81
      Public Service Even Though It Costs Me says:

      Maggie herself paid most of it by not taking her full PM’s salary during the years she was in office.

      What a contrast to the Glimmer Twins – Blair & Brown.

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  27. 80
    jax says:

    Its ok to be a socialist as long as you worship the right idols. Thank you thatcher for selling the cow and making the rest of us buy the milk for coming generations

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    • 82
      Socialism Doesn't Work says:

      Jaguar & Land Rover were losing hand over fist before they were sold.

      They now employ 4,500 more folk than they ever did under state mismanagement. These extra folk are contributing over £25m in taxes each tear to keep you in your bennies.

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    • 83
      Thames Dover Wight says:

      It was Brown who sold the golden cow and then for good measure stuffed private pensions for his socialist dream. Then forgot to push up interest rates in 2005 which has caused the bullshit we are in now.

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      • 109
        JH3909345934 says:

        “Interest rates are loooh”

        Fuck, I hated the way he pronounced ‘low’ with every fibre of my body. Plus the way he would say ‘billions’ instead of ‘billion’ like a normal person.

        He had no idea what he was doing the whole time, the twat. Once they ditched the previous government’s spending plans, we were fucked.

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  28. 88
    John Tandy says:

    Anyone believe the lying Daily Mirror now ? Don’t think so. £10 million would have been money well spent £300 million a year in aid to Pakistan is not……

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  29. 90
    Tosspot says:

    As we found out with the National Debt, Labour can’t Count

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  30. 92

    Sorry, Guido, but presenting the cost of Thatcher’s funeral as a mere 1.9p per person is not really cricket, old chap. That £1.2plus million quid was spent by a government who keep telling the poorest they have to do without more and more. She didn’t merit such a lavish send off, especially since the nation was divided about her legacy. I’m trying hard to avoid being politically partisan here but its difficult to resist the thought that the Tories will always look after their own…and sod the rest of us.

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    • 118
      Jack Ketch says:

      FYI The provision of state and ceremonial events, including funerals, is decided upon by a cabinet committee well in advance. Baroness Thatcher’s funeral, including the State’s contribution to costs was decided upon and agreed as long ago as 2006 and thus under Tony Blair’s administration. It was confirmed again in 2010 under Gordon Brown’s rule. The current coalition had nothing to do with the decision.
      So you are spouting the bile of a retard.

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  31. 93
    Tolly Poynbee says:

    Guardian, telling lies again. Still, one day it will be Bliars or McBrowns turn. Plenty of champagne on ice for those the days when we say good bye to that traitorous pair.

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  32. 98
    the general public says:

    Guido, what about Thatcher’s part in getting her “good friend”, Jimmy Saville, his OBE despite being told on numerous occasions that he was more than a bit dodgy!!!!

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  33. 99
    kasou says:

    And it would have been worth 10 M, she more for us and got less then T,BLiar

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  34. 103
    socialism is a mental illness says:

    Well, the Guardian is not very good when it comes to money is it, how much in debt?

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  35. 113
    Jimmy says:

    Sounds like a bargain. At that price they should bury some more of you.

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  36. 119
    znepj says:

    If I’d known it would only cost me 2p, we could have had the whip-round 30 years sooner.

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