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£10 MILLION publically funded funeral for Thatcher?!?!!??! watch

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    (Original post by DaveSmith99)
    Most of the polls I have seen have been very divided, and I think it's wrong to spend so much public money and to try and create the false image of a nation united and in mourning when that clearly isn't the case.
    Good for you, but the majority do not agree and see a benefit in the funeral being held so publicly. Your views are no more valid than mine, so we have to go with majority opinion.
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    When the Queen dies the funeral will cost much more. Will there be the same opposition?

    With Thatcher's funeral I keep hearing 'she's not royalty' being used as a reason why she shouldn't have had a state funeral (I know technically it wasn't a state funeral).

    In a society where we are constantly trying to improve equality why should the fact that Thatcher wasn't royalty stop her from having a lavish funeral. The fact is she did an awful lot of good for the country and was the greatest leader we have had. She is far more deserving of a ceremonial funeral than the Queen Mother or Diana, who because of marriage were deemed extraordinary. Thatcher was an extraordinary women through merit.

    In a civilised modern society there is no place for royalty.
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    (Original post by MattKneale)
    Good for you, but the majority do not agree and see a benefit in the funeral being held so publicly. Your views are no more valid than mine, so we have to go with majority opinion.
    The majority of the country agree with spending £10m on her funeral? I doubt that.
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    (Original post by astrojg)
    Rich people pay more tax. Fact.

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    URRRRRRM no. They don't. They press significantly less tax than the average working person. Why? Because the leader of our country is rich!
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    (Original post by lordjord96)
    URRRRRRM no. They don't. They press significantly less tax than the average working person. Why? Because the leader of our country is rich!
    45% of income vs. 0% . So people earning under £9(ish)k pay no income tax where someone on £150k pays £67500 . Please explain you statement as I fail to understand
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    (Original post by lordjord96)
    URRRRRRM no. They don't. They press significantly less tax than the average working person. Why? Because the leader of our country is rich!
    They patently do.

    £25,000 pa = 20% of taxable income taken by HMRC.
    --This year the tax-free allowance is £7100 for most people, so £3580 in tax.

    £250,000 pa = 50% of taxable income taken by HMRC.
    --£121,450 goes to tax.

    How can you possibly think otherwise?
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    (Original post by lydofateapot)
    Not a lot of money? Do you have ten million pounds in your back pocket? ... Can I have some?
    Let me rephrase that, its relatively not a lot of money
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    I don't see why people (particularly Labour supporters) are complaining about £10m being thrown away on a funeral when less than 18 months ago Ed Miliband tossed away £900m simply by opening his mouth.

    They moan about the 17p per person it will cost the taxpayer, but not the £15 per person that Ed cost them.

    Ironically, the VAT on a single music download of 'Ding Dong' would cover your contribution to the funeral.
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    (Original post by marcusfox)
    I don't see why people (particularly Labour supporters) are complaining about £10m being thrown away on a funeral when less than 18 months ago Ed Miliband tossed away £900m simply by opening his mouth.

    They moan about the 17p per person it will cost the taxpayer, but not the £15 per person that Ed cost them.

    Ironically, the VAT on a single music download of 'Ding Dong' would cover your contribution to the funeral.
    :yawn:

    It almost feels like i'm listening to the Conservatives department of propaganda whenever I read your posts. Here have a young conservatives badge of honour to mark all your hard work.

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    IT COST ONLY 3.6MILLION
    SOURCE : http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/uk-politics-22299372
    £2million FOR SECURITY
    £10million was a ridiculous number created by sensationalist anti - thatcher media.
 
 
 
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