Thatcher funeral: Wednesday 17th April

The funeral of former British Prime Minister Margaret Thatcher, who died following a storke, will be held on Wednesday 17th April.

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First Minister pays tribute to a 'truly formidable' Prime Minister

First Minister Alex Salmon has paid tribute to Baroness Thatcher.

"Margaret Thatcher was a truly formidable prime minister whose policies defined a political generation.

“No doubt there will now be a renewed debate about the impact of that legacy.

“Today, however, the proper reaction should be respect and condolences to her family."

– Alex Salmond, Scotland's First Minister

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