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Defence Secretary: Thatcher parties 'very unpleasant'

Philip Hammond said he found the parties celebrating the death of Baroness Thatcher "deeply regretful" and "very unpleasant" and "distasteful." Speaking to ITV News he said:

"What I do find very unpleasant is the way some people have chosen to express those views. There are some foreign leaders I abhor, some of whom have died recently, and I don't think it is appropriate at the time of someone's death to express one's distaste for their policies."

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