British High Commission re-opens Thatcher book of condolence

British High Commission re-opens Thatcher book of condolence

At the British High Commission in Singapore, the Union Jack was flown at half mast on Wednesday as a mark of respect to the late former British prime minister Margaret Thatcher.

SINGAPORE: The funeral of former British prime minister Margaret Thatcher was held in London on Wednesday.

At the British High Commission in Singapore, the Union Jack was flown at half mast as a mark of respect.

The late Mrs Thatcher, known for her iron will, was honoured with a ceremony and a service at St Paul's Cathedral.

Britons living in Singapore continued to pay their last respects as the condolence book was re-opened on Wednesday.

Colin Blackwell, who signed the condolence book, said: "Margaret Thatcher came forward to rescue the nation, to set it apart. Changes that she did changed my life and many other people's lives, absolutely."

Another Briton, Jeremy Foxon, said: "I remember the generation, the 80s very well. She drove us forward into the modern age. A lot of things which we take for granted today came from the foundations which she led.

"No doubt she had a lot of opposition. Strong people always do. But for me, she put the pride back into the "great" in Great Britain."

Source: CNA/al

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