To spend my morning watching the funeral of Maggie Thatcher (on BBC) ?

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She was our first woman prime-minister - a significant personal achievement, especially for the daughter of a grocer from Grantham, born in 1925 shock

Also I agree with those that say these ceremonial occasions are something we do really well in Britain.

So AIBU to be watching this morning - in spite of disagreeing with many of her policies ? Will you be watching ?
And what do you make of both her personal achievement and her legacy ?

Gigondas Wed 17-Apr-13 09:34:44

Yanbu - I feel just the same.

valiumredhead Wed 17-Apr-13 09:36:11

I have turned it off already, Terry Wogan bumbling on was more that enough for me!

juneybean Wed 17-Apr-13 09:36:17

I've been wondering where the threads were, seemed like there was a mn black out haha.

I am watching, I'm too young to remember her but its still history that I can watch.

JakeBullet Wed 17-Apr-13 09:37:26

YANBU...I am watching too....having laughed myself stupid reading The Daily Mash's comments here

I think she achieved massive amounts in very male dominated worlds.

LadyBeagleEyes Wed 17-Apr-13 09:37:39

Avoiding the funeral and all news too today.
£10,000,000? angry.

SinisterBuggyMonth Wed 17-Apr-13 09:38:25

Yanbu, its entirely up to you.

I wont be watching, tbh I really wish it wasn't on the bbc because its another way we're paying for it.

NotTreadingGrapes Wed 17-Apr-13 09:39:14

I am watching on Italian telly. Like a bit of British pomp for the expats.

They have spelt her name wrong.

Oh dear God, and as if my magic, Macca has just shuffled onto my ipod with Hey Jude. (please tell me he isn't.....)

diddl Wed 17-Apr-13 09:39:41

If that's what you want to do-fine by me!!

I'm off for a walk in the sun with the dog!

JakeBullet Wed 17-Apr-13 09:41:04

Grr Gideon <hurls cushion at TV>

miemohrs Wed 17-Apr-13 09:41:04

Message withdrawn at poster's request.

Well, whilst the bumbling pre-amble was going on I came on here to see if there was a thread yet ... I felt we should have one !

YY to "she achieved massive amounts in very male dominated worlds" Jake

DeepRedBetty Wed 17-Apr-13 09:42:30

Sun's gone here diddl, back to drizzle. Otherwise I'll be doing the same, with four client's dogs, and meeting one of my staff with another four, should be a very jolly riot as a lot of them are young gun-dog breeds.

Am contemplating recording the funeral to look at later.

juneybean Wed 17-Apr-13 09:42:52

I think you can get BBC on iPlayer

DeepRedBetty Wed 17-Apr-13 09:43:52

miemohrs Yes you can watch live on PC but I've found the picture can be a bit shite.

miemohrs Wed 17-Apr-13 09:44:16

Message withdrawn at poster's request.

skippedtheripeoldmango Wed 17-Apr-13 09:44:35

It's no skin off my nose. If you want to watch it, watch it!

I've got it on in the background - mainly because I'm not really old enough to remember much about her and I'm too lazy to google - though I'm sure that the info will be highly selective.

Choosing to not watch it, unfortunately isn't, going to stop the huge sum of money that is being spent on it (those who know more about her, would she have approved of all this expenditure)?

Lighthousekeeping Wed 17-Apr-13 09:44:46

I'm off to bed but will switch on if I can drag myself up at one.

Bowlersarm Wed 17-Apr-13 09:45:06

YANBU.

I've just turned bbc 1 on. I wouldn't have stayed in especially to watch it, but as I'm in I will.

sparklekitty Wed 17-Apr-13 09:46:04

I am. Hated her politics, however, my DH is a PC working today so I'm glued to the tv waiting for the shit to hit the fan and worrying unreasonably I know but he worked the riots so these things always make me slightly nervous

Dawndonna Wed 17-Apr-13 09:46:20

No. My television would be in tiny pieces before the hour was out.
Yes, she achieved massive amounts in a male dominated world. That's why Elvis Costello will be blaring out in this house today.

Bowlersarm Wed 17-Apr-13 09:46:47

skipped I think she helped plan her own funeral so presumably not too worried about expenditure!

Salbertina Wed 17-Apr-13 09:47:15

Am 1000s of miles away from whole shebang, thank GOD!

Bowlersarm Wed 17-Apr-13 09:48:12

sparklekitty is your DH expecting trouble?

JakeBullet Wed 17-Apr-13 09:48:33

I like all the pomp and ceremony of these things. I am no huge fan of MT but she did indeed inspire much music grin

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