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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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Scottish Parliament to debate Thatcher legacy

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'.

"Margaret Thatcher has died, but the tragedy for huge numbers of people is that Thatcherism as an ideology still lives. We aim to encourage honest consideration of the legacy of Thatcherism, the core elements of which - competition and selfishness - continue to affect our society and our economy.

"There are those on both sides of the independence divide who oppose the values of Thatcherism; they will need to find ways to work together after the referendum, whatever the result."

– Green leader Patrick Harvie

"We will be contesting the timing of this motion which seems to have been designed to cause the most upset and controversy.

"The Scottish Conservatives will have no problem partaking in this debate when it arrives. But we believe the Greens should reconsider whether their own narrow-minded agenda is more important than the funeral of one of the UK's finest-ever leaders."

– Borders Conservative MSP John Lamont

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