“For all the grandeur, they claimed a simple purpose. They had come, they said, not to bury a political figure or an ‘-ism’, but a woman of flesh and blood,” writes the daily on the funeral of former prime minister Margaret Thatcher on April 17.
Following a procession through the Westminster government district of London, a ceremony was held at St Paul’s Cathedral in the presence of Queen Elizabeth II.
For the left-wing newspaper, the funeral was not simply laying to rest the prime minister who crushed the unions, it was also burying the entire 1980s.
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