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.
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