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Condolences for the late Lady Thatcher

Following the passing away of Lady Thatcher the British High Commission will open a condolence book until 11 April. Read on for details.

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Half-mast flag at FCO
Half-mast flag at FCO

Following the passing away of Lady Thatcher the British High Commission will open a condolence book, and members of the public who wish to sign it may do so at our office at 100 Tanglin Road from 2pm to 5pm today, and 10am to 5pm on 10 and 11 April.

Prime Minister David Cameron said:

Today is a truly sad day for our country. We’ve lost a great Prime Minister, a great leader, a great Briton. As our first woman Prime Minister Margaret Thatcher succeeded against all the odds, and the real thing about Margaret Thatcher is that she didn’t just lead our country, she saved our country. I believe she’ll go down as the greatest British peacetime Prime Minister.

Today most of all we should think of her family. We’ve lost somebody great in our public life but they’ve lost a much loved mother and grandmother and we should think of them today. Her legacy will be the fact that she served her country so well and that she saved our country, and that she showed immense courage in doing so, and people will be learning about what she did and her achievements in decades, probably centuries to come. That’s her legacy, but today we must also think of her family.

David Cameron’s Statement on Lady Thatcher.

Published 9 April 2013