London: Margaret Thatcher: Dead
According to reports she died of a stroke at the grand old age of 87.
In the UK, there has been a mixed reaction from sadness, to delight.
The Prime Minister, David Cameron tweeted: "It was with great sadness that I learned of Lady Thatcher’s death. We have lost a great leader, a great Prime Minister, and a great Briton."
However, the website www. isthatcherdeadyet.co.uk, that has been tracking her life, has confirmed the news with a resounding "YES" , adding the comments, 'this lady is not returning'.
I heard the news from a lefty friend who was on his lunch hour. I was putting out rubbish at the time.
There have been rumblings about a State Funeral but many British citizens do not want this as they don't want to fund it.
Update 1 : I am now getting text messages flooding in from my right wing relatives, with the simple wording 'M Thatcher died'.
Update 2 : People have been celebrating on Trafalgar Square, and up and down the country.
Update 3: The Conservative mainstream newspaper, the Daily Telegraph, has had to close its comments forum, as they were overwhelmed with negative comments.
Update 4: Her funeral be held at St Paul's Cathedral in London next week, with full military honours, like Princess Diana's. The public are not invited but they will line the procession.