Finchlyey Conservative Party members Ben Harris Quinney and Shawn Dias told ITV News the loss of Thatcher was "huge" for both the party and the country. Speaking to ITV London in the City earlier Shawn Dias said:
"We will never have the never be able to have the momentum that we had with Baroness Thatcher. She was a unique politician and a unique woman and we have lost someone huge."
He also defended her ceremonial funeral, telling Sky News:
Being as objective as I can be, she was the first woman prime minister, she was the longest-serving prime minister in modern times... and she changed the country on a scale which no other prime minister came near. She was a huge national personality so I think it was entirely suitable.
As were some of thesupposed celebrations of her death - they were rather tasteless, adolescentsmaking silly points.
Protesters in Ludgate Circus near St Paul's cathedral booed and jeered as Thatcher's funeral procession made its way past. Many chanted: "Waste of money" whilst war veterans on the other side of the street applauded and cheered.