Retired teacher Henry Page from Brighton is at St Paul's with a protest banner.
The 61-year-old said:
The reason I have come today is because £10 million in the current economic climate is inappropriate when people can't afford to pay their bills.
If the cost of this were acceptable, we would know what that cost is. But we don't.
[Clement] Attlee did not get a state funeral or a ceremonial funeral. He was the prime minister who founded the NHS, he was Churchill's deputy prime minister in the national government.
It almost begs the question: is it only Tories that get a state or ceremonial funeral?
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Cloud and outbreaks of rain will ease away eastwards during the morning, clearing the east coast around midday with sunny spells developing.
Police and emergency services are attending the scene.
Rebel-held east remains at risk while the pumping station supplying the western part of the city is once again in operation.