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Rebel MP Galloway offers Thatcher stinging send-off

George Galloway lambasts national funeral for Thatcher. Photo: SCMP Pictures

British MPs voted overwhelmingly to postpone Prime Minister's Questions so that ministers could attend yesterday's funeral of Margaret Thatcher, but not before left-wing lawmaker George Galloway had delivered a stinging send-off.

Thursday, 18 April, 2013, 3:05am

Live: funeral held for Margaret Thatcher in London

Military personnel carry the coffin of former British prime minister Thatcher into St Paul's Cathedral for her funeral service, in London. Photo: Reuters

Margaret Thatcher made her final journey on Wednesday to St Paul’s Cathedral for her funeral, where Queen Elizabeth II led mourners from 170 countries to bid farewell to one of Britain’s most influential and divisive prime ministers.

18 Apr 2013 - 2:35am

Protesters plan to turn their backs on Thatcher funeral

The flag-draped coffin containing the remains of Baroness Margaret Thatcher is laid in the Chapel of St Mary Undercroft beneath the Houses of Parliament in central London. Photo: EPA

London police are bracing for protests at Margaret Thatcher’s funeral on Wednesday, with opponents vowing to pelt her coffin with eggs, coal or milk if they can get close enough – or simply turn their backs on the passing procession.

17 Apr 2013 - 12:53am