Mail editor Paul Dacre obviously never got the memo that Thatcher didn’t want a state funeral, branding it a “waste of money”. Her spokesman Lord Bell told press that were paying attention:
“She specifically did not want a state funeral and nor did her family”
“She particularly did not wish to lie in state as she thought that was not appropriate.
“And she didn’t want a fly-past as she thought that was a waste of money — somewhat in character you might think.”
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