The British government is apparently considering giving Margaret Thatcher a state funeral, once she actually kicks the bucket that is. As you can imagine, the idea of awarding the iron lady, renowned for her liberal reforms and the privatization of a great many state enterprises, such an honor does not resonate very well with the entire British populace. A Guardian article quotes a reader:
Thatcher should only be allowed a state funeral if the contract is put out to compulsory competitive tender and awarded to the lowest bidder. Any offers?
To which I say ‘damn straight’! And you better put that tender out Europe-wide. Maybe a Romanian undertaker will be delighted to get the woman six feet under for just a few quid. (via Marginal Revolution)