Former chief policy adviser to Margaret Thatcher, John Redwood, described her as "the best boss I ever had".
"We had to work very long hours to keep up with her," he said.
Fighting back tears he said:
Asked about protests, he simply said: "It is a free country."
Brighton's Grand Hotel, the scene of the IRA bombing that targeted Lady Thatcher and her Conservative cabinet in 1984, has been flying at half mast today as a show of respect to her funeral.
We talked to students at Somerville College, Oxford. Margaret Thatcher studied there.
A flag flies at half-mast out of respect for Baroness Thatcher outside Cheshire West and Chester HQ in Chester.
A book of condolence for Baroness Thatcher has been opened at Cheshire West & Chester Council, HQ.