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News Of Margaret Thatcher’s Death And The End Of Terror

by | 13th, July 2008

“ULTIMATE HONOUR FOR LADY THATCHER,” announces the Mail on its front page.

What’s it to be? An Audience With Maggie, live on ITV, with the Iron Lady fielding questions from other 1980s stars, like TV’s Dirty Den, radio’s Kid Jensen and laughs with Freddie Starr, culminating in a duet in which Mike Yarwood plays Ronnie Renee-gan to Maggie’s Renato?

“Lady Thatcher to be honoured with State funeral,” says the paper, “but Palace fears there might not be enough troops to line streets of London.”

The Mail says there are fears “that there are insufficient troops available to line the route because the Armed Forces are so overstretched in Afghanistan and Iraq”.

Might Maggie hang on a bit until the War on Terror is at an end? Or else, the War on Terror will end when Maggie turns her last. Although any gaps in the ranks kerb-side could be filled by taller cub scouts, or military quick-change artiste Prince William keeping pace with the procession?

The Mail does not wish to alarm Thatcher. Indeed, it takes pains to remind her and its readers that Maggie remains in fine fettle.

“Despite her age, Lady Thatcher is in good health”; “Lady Thatcher is currently in good health”; “This does not reflect any concern over Lady Thatcher’s health”; “a close friend said last night: ‘Lady T has been on fine form lately”.

Which makes us wonder why news of Thatcher’s funeral should appear today? And if the news is a slow as the good Baroness…

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