Lady Thatcher funeral was worth every penny

The question posed in last week’s Vox Pop might have included the courtesy of ‘Lady Thatcher’s funeral’ rather than merely ‘Thatcher’s funeral’. The laying-to-rest had taken place only two days earlier.

Since the question was asked about the cost of the funeral, it is worthy of a fuller answer

In her time Margaret Thatcher clawed back a total of seventy-five billion pounds of our money from the European Union, or whatever the set-up was called in those days.

One can imagine how much that would equate today, some 25 years on.

Given such an amount of saving, a cost of £10 million for her funeral is by any measure a good deal and provides only one of many reasons why it was worth every penny.

EDWARD THOMAS,

Collington Close.