This thread has been ticked by the originator. Baroness Thatcher's funeral has taken place, RIP. I thought the ceremony was a brilliant example of what we can do very well here, thanks to the planning and to the armed forces. A debate on her time in office should, maybe, take place sometime, but on another thread. Her popularity was demonstrated by the crowds, and although some, or even many, blame her for the massive changes in their lives, she was at the helm when these things had to be done - you can't go on mining when there is no viable coal left, for example.
I think it is undignified, even if you "hate" her, to behave in the way some did (burning effigies etc).