‘Margaret Thatcher’s imperial funeral doesn’t suit 21st century democracy’ | Kettle- The Guardian

‘Margaret Thatcher’s imperial funeral doesn’t suit 21st century democracy’ | Kettle- The Guardian

My concerns are with the symbolism of an imperial, military funeral for a civilian politician in a 21st century democracy (not least because the cortege goes past South Africa House), and the principle that public funerals for politicians should be civic, restrained and unifying, rather than military, bombastic and controversial.

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