Ken Clarke attacks 'tasteless' protests

Conservative MP Ken Clarke hit out at the "childish" protests against Margaret Thatcher today, dismissing the protesters as "adolescents making silly points."

Watch: Protesters chant 'waste of money' at funeral procession

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.


Boos and applause for Thatcher

Protesters have booed Margaret Thatcher's coffin as it passed through London's streets on the way to St Paul's.