April 17th, 2013
12:15 AM ET

Britain prepares to bid farewell to Thatcher

Amid pomp and ceremony, Britain will say its final farewell Wednesday to Margaret Thatcher - its first female prime minister and a politician who even in death divides public opinion.

More than 2,000 mourners, Queen Elizabeth II and serving UK Prime Minister David Cameron among them, will join Thatcher's family at St. Paul's Cathedral in London to pay their respects.

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  1. Joey Isotta-Fraschini ©™

    I regrets the world's loss in failing to understand the value of conservatism as embodied in Margaret Thatcher's work. The very negative remarks on the occasion of her funeral are deplorable.

    April 17, 2013 at 9:06 am | Report abuse |
  2. Joey Isotta-Fraschini ©™

    I regret the world's loss in failing to understand the value of conservatism as embodied in Margaret Thatcher's work. The very negative remarks on the occasion of her funeral are deplorable.

    April 17, 2013 at 9:07 am | Report abuse |
  3. Joey Isotta-Fraschini ©™

    I sent a terrible typo: "I regret," not, "I regrets."

    April 17, 2013 at 9:09 am | Report abuse |
  4. Joey Isotta-Fraschini ©™

    There is a glitch in the system, so I cannot read the comments.

    April 17, 2013 at 9:11 am | Report abuse |
  5. saywhat

    comments blocked.

    April 17, 2013 at 1:05 pm | Report abuse |
  6. saywhat

    Paul Routledge's assessment of Thatcher in the 'Mirror' truly reflects on her legacy who was known as an'elected dictator'.

    April 17, 2013 at 1:06 pm | Report abuse |
  7. saywhat

    further comments blocked.

    April 17, 2013 at 1:09 pm | Report abuse |
  8. saywhat

    There were demonstrations against her and celebrations on her passing away also in Britain which Tony Blair said were in 'bad taste'.

    April 17, 2013 at 1:11 pm | Report abuse |
  9. saywhat

    Thatcher divided public opinion and had come to power not on her own merit but because of splits in Labour as British analysts wrote.

    April 17, 2013 at 1:13 pm | Report abuse |
  10. saywhat

    Reading about her also brings into focus the fact that hand in glove with Reagan she was the harbinger of 'New Imperialism'.
    A truly controversial leader.

    April 17, 2013 at 1:15 pm | Report abuse |