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A Borders politician has hit out at plans to hold a debate on Margaret Thatcher at Holyrood on the day of her funeral.
Tory MSP John Lamont says the timing has been designed to cause upset and offence.
But the Scottish Green party, who called the debate on Wednesday, say it's important to discuss the impact of the Thatcher years on Scotland.
The Scottish Parliament will debate the legacy of Baroness Thatcher on the day of her funeral.
The Green-Independent group have set aside allotted time in parliament on Wednesday to debate and are calling for all MSPs to participate.
The proposed title is 'There is still such a thing as society'.
The funeral of Baroness Thatcher, which is being planned by a special Cabinet Office committee under the name ‘Operation True Blue’, will reportedly cost around £10 million.
Cabinet Office minister Francis Maude yesterday said MoD, the police, Number 10, Parliamentary authorities, the Thatcher family and the Conservative Party were in involved in planning the ceremony.
It will be the biggest security operation since the Olympics, according to The Sun, as fears mount that protestors could attempt to disrupt proceedings.
The Guardian says the threat of Irish republic terrorists are under the spotlight.
The Independent reports that social media and internet forums are being monitored for potential troublemakers.
Members of Parliament travelling back to the UK from overseas to pay tribute to Baroness Thatcher can claim up to £3,750 in travel expenses, it was confirmed today.
MPs are able to claim for their journeys back following the recall of Parliament during the Easter recess, the Independent Parliamentary Standards Authority (Ipsa) says.
The man who provided police protection to Lady Thatcher, Bob Milton, said the biggest risk to the former Prime Minister's funeral is the "lone individual".
He said opportunists could use the day to "mark their hatred" for the former Conservative leader.
Carlisle MP John Stevenson has paid tribute to Baroness Thatcher:
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