NUM Yorkshire Chairman: Thatcher should not have ceremonial funeral

Chris Skidmore, NUM Yorkshire Chairman

NUM Yorkshire area chairman Chris Skidmore says there should be no ceremonial funeral for Baroness Thatcher.

He says Thatcher will never be forgiven by mining communities for the policies which led tothousands of job losses and wrecked lives. "Where there was hope she brought despair", he said.

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Margaret Thatcher's death

Baroness Thatcher died following a stroke on Monday.