Ed Balls: The Movie of the Meme

WATCH: Farage: EU is the New Communism

“Years ago, Mrs Thatcher recognised the truth about the European project. She saw that it was about taking away democracy from nation states and handing that power to largely unaccountable people. Knowing as she did that the Euro would not work, she saw that this was a very dangerous design.”

Maggie’s Final Journey

The Cathedral bells ring half-muffled as the hearse leaves from the bottom of the West Steps of the Cathedral for The Royal Hospital Chelsea…

Images of the Day

Flowers thrown into the path of Maggie’s gun carriage as it passed through the streets of London. Office workers watching from their windows shout “get a job” at a very small number of protesters below. There was one awkward reunion inside St Paul’s:

Thatcher’s granddaughter Amanda gives a steely reading. A chip off the old block:

An emotional George Osborne:

A stunning aerial shot of St Paul’s (via Sky):

Watch the beginning of the service here:

Maggie Leaves Parliament For the Last Time

WATCH: Maggie Told Boris to Get Rid of Ken

“There’s a man called Ken Livingstone, I think he has something to do with London. You must get rid of him.”

Mission accomplished.

Via LBC.

WATCH: Politician Sport Fails

Guido thinks everyone needs cheering up a little. Here’s one way of comparing recent PMs…

WATCH: Conor Burns on Thatcher

“I remember telling her about the TUC congress selling the Thatcher death party packs, and she said that the fact that they still felt so strongly about her more than twenty years after she left Downing Street was a tribute to the fact that she had done something in politics, rather than simply been someone in politics.”

Their anguish sustained her…

UPDATE: “They hate her because she won.”

Via ITV.

The USA Gets It

This tribute from the Heritage Foundation says it all. Guido was also amused to see that it was the US version of Buzzfeed, not the  London office, who put together “Margaret Thatcher’s 19 Most Badass Moments”. Better late […]

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WATCH: Boris’ Backwards Basketball Bonanza

Via TheCommentator

UPDATE: Contrast that with President Obama:[…]

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WATCH: Neo-Guido v Owen Jones on SkyNews

UPDATE : Owen attacked the politicisation of individual cases like Philpott to make a wider point,  Harry accused him of doing the exactly that on Question Time. Judge the truth for yourself:[…]

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WATCH: Osborne Asks Why Taxpayer Subsidised Philpott

Via ITV.

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Quote of the Day

Mary Creagh’s coded attack on Ed Miliband…

‘I want the country to be united behind a single vision, we aren’t going to do it by sort of having a Rubik’s Cube approach to politics’. 

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