Death of Britain’s Iron lady Margaret Thatcher


FORMER British prime minister Margaret Thatcher, the “Iron Lady” who shaped a generation of politics, died following a stroke last night at the age of 87. “It is with great sadness that Mark and Carol Thatcher announced that their mother, Baroness Thatcher, died peacefully following a stroke this morning,” her spokesman, Tim Bell, said. Downing Street said Baroness Thatcher would receive a “ceremonial” funeral with full military honours at St Paul’s Cathedral. The funeral would be attended by a “wide and diverse range of people,” and the service will be followed by a private cremation. British Conservative Prime Minister David Cameron said Britain had “lost…

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