Tuesday, April 9, 2013

Baroness Thatcher dies: Tributes paid at home and abroad

From the BBC:

Tributes continue to be paid at home and abroad to Baroness Thatcher after her death at the age of 87.

David Cameron said she had been a "great Briton" while US President Barack Obama called her a "great champion of freedom and liberty".

The funeral of the former prime minister is expected to be held next week.

The ceremony, with full military honours, will take place at London's St Paul's Cathedral.

Lady Thatcher, Britain's first female premier, was Conservative prime minister from 1979 to 1990 and won three successive general elections.

She died "peacefully" after suffering a stroke while staying at the Ritz hotel in central London.

She will not have a state funeral but will be accorded the same status as Princess Diana and the Queen Mother.

The union jack above Number 10 Downing Street has been lowered to half-mast while Parliament will be recalled from its Easter recess on Wednesday to enable MPs to pay tributes. Read more..


  1. Whatever can be said of her - and she certainly deserves criticism - I respect her for what she accomplished as a woman in a man's world. She was one tough cookie.

  2. She wasn't called Iron Lady for nothing.. :p

    I believe Malaysia will have her very first lady Prime Minister some 20-30 years down the road.