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Former Presiding Officer will not pay tribute to Baroness Thatcher

Lord Dafydd Elis-Thomas is the Assembly's former Presiding Officer Photo: ITV News

The former presiding officer of the Assembly says he'll stay away from the Senedd when tributes are paid to Margaret Thatcher. Dafydd Elis-Thomas told the BBC that AMs should be allowed to mark her death. But he said that he couldn't take part because he disagreed so profoundly with all her policies.

I'm not criticising the fact that we have an opportunity for an obituary, for people who wish to have an obituary. But now I don't have to take part in such a thing because I think it would be hypocritical of me to do that.

– Lord Dafydd Elis-Thomas, speaking on the BBC Sunday Politics programme

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