David Cameron delivers a reading during the ceremonial funeral of Margaret Thatcher. Photograph: AFP/Getty Images
David Cameron delivers a reading during the ceremonial funeral of Margaret Thatcher. Photograph: AFP/Getty Images

 

About the author

Giles Anthony Fraser (born 27 November 1964) is a priest of the Church of England. He is currently the parish priest at St Mary’s, Newington, in the Elephant and Castle, London. He was previously Canon Chancellor of St Paul’s Cathedral from 2009 until his resignation in October 2011. As Canon Chancellor, Fraser fulfilled the role of a canon residentiary with special responsibility for contemporary ethics and engagement with the City of London as a financial centre. He was also the director of St Paul’s Institute(Wiki).

Rev Giles Fraser resigned in protest over Occupy London’s forced removal 

 


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Comments
  • Humanity2012 April 18, 2013 at 9:44 am

    It is Not only this Stinking Evil Dictatorship that Needs Replacing but also the
    Casual Sloppiness of Attitude and Mind of too many Brainwashed Zombies
    and the Obliviousness and Nihilism of these Rubbish Times

    Tax the Rich Hands Off the Poor

    I am Sick of Seeing the Poor and Vulnerable Hounded whilst Millionaire Scum
    Get Away with Oppressing the Poor and Vulnerable and the Tabloid TV Watching
    Braindead Zombies Believe All the Nazi Style Propaganda against the Poor and
    Vulnerable

    A Crime against Decency Morality Common Sense and Humanity Summons Up
    the State of this Country

    Damnation upon the Arrogant Politicians

    Shame upon the Spineless British Public

    • George Woodward April 19, 2013 at 3:54 pm

      What would you have the public do?

  • Annos April 18, 2013 at 10:37 am

    “Thatcher’s funeral: Pomp in the service of political reaction”

    http://www.wsws.org/en/articles/2013/04/18/pers-a18.html

  • Dissabled dave April 18, 2013 at 12:49 pm

    On the bright side, the funeral reminded the older members of society of just how bad Toryism can be (some seem to have forgotten, despite what Cameron is doing at the moment), and, round me at least, led to younger members of society asking how one person could have generated so much hatred against herself. One young person, who has travelled all over Europe and mixed with people from all levels of society, asked “What good did she ever do to deserve a state funeral? All I’ve ever heard about her is that she did lots of damage to British industry.”

    The Government may have denied this was a state funeral, but the question above shows that people saw it as such. How can it NOT have been a state funeral when large numbers of all three services were present and being paid for by the state?

  • jed goodright April 18, 2013 at 2:16 pm

    The abomination that was thatcher is gone now. Her legacy will remain as long as the present tory scum and new labour scum reman in british politics. This means that nothing is going to change for the better for the majority of the population. All the hard earned gains over the last 50 years have been lost in a single stroke. only this week have elements of the Equalities Act been repealed by the tories – didn’t know? – I wonder why???

    The british media as the collective voice of the 1% has been magnificent. No public comments on any newspapers about thatcher – still no public comments at all on the telegraph. How can this happen in a democracy – it can’t – we are not a democracy. The queen goes to the funeral thereby highlighting her position on political matters in this country. She’s supposed to be independent??? This is not a democracy rather an authoritarian monarchy.- or fascist state. The State along with big business in cosy alliance against the people. THIS IS FASCISM.

    I agree with Humanity above – spineless british people and an agressive, arrogant and self serving state. I do not see any future for the people of this country. i am tired of it ….

    • George Woodward April 19, 2013 at 3:56 pm

      What would you have the public do?

  • Thomas April 18, 2013 at 7:10 pm

    No wonder Thatcher was cremated-otherwise her grave would have been almost certainly danced upon and vandalized.

  • George Woodward April 19, 2013 at 4:02 pm

    Best part of the tv. news was the pit village in Yorkshire having its own version of Thatchers cremation.
    It was only the Southerners who had anything decent to say about her,it’s rough up North,come North of Watford Gap and see why Thatcher’s is so hated.

  • Humanity2012 April 24, 2013 at 1:06 pm

    Margaret Thatcher Symbolises Evil such as Selfishness Cruelty and
    Power Lust for Selfish Personal Gain

    Margaret Thatcher also Colluded by Associating with Child Abusing
    Filth like Jimmy Savile who should of been Executed for his Crimes
    against the Innocence of Children

    Margaret Thatcher is an Agent of Evil like Adolf Hitler and the Slave
    Driving Bosses of the 19th Century and more Recent Times

    Psalm 97:10

    ” You that Love the Lord Hate Evil : The Lord Preserveth the Souls of
    his Saints , He will Deliver them out of the Hand of the Wicked

  • Humanity2012 April 30, 2013 at 1:55 pm

    Only Tossers can Vote Tory Now

    Shame upon All the Pratts that have Allowed themselves to be Brainwashed by
    Regime Propaganda

    Shame upon All the Pratts who could Vote Liberal Democrat

    This Country is a Flipping Hellhole under the Con Dem Scum

    Get the Scum Out of Office

  • Annos May 1, 2013 at 1:16 am

    “This is why the UK Government will never truly impose proper anti-money laundering controls, because to do so would be to undermine the system which keeps foreigners’ dirty and criminal money from travelling through the City of London, and enables Cameron and Osborne’s school and University chums to wax fat on the proceeds, whether from legal fees, accounting services, banking advice, or just plain old-fashioned relocation services!”

    http://rowans-blog.blogspot.co.uk/2013/04/russian-money-laundering-in-london.html

  • Annos May 1, 2013 at 1:42 am

    “Dance on Thatcher’s grave, but remember there has been a coup in Britain”

    http://johnpilger.com/articles/dance-on-thatcher-s-grave-but-remember-there-has-been-a-coup-in-britain

  • Annos May 4, 2013 at 12:06 am
  • nigel simmons May 9, 2013 at 11:23 am

    PETITION STARTS TODAY – NICHOLSON THE MAN THAT REFUSES TO GO
    The man in charge of our National Health Service has been found totally lacking in his ability to manage it with any semblance of credibility .Over a THOUSAND DEATHS caused by his lack of COMPASSION & PATIENT COMMITTMNENT in One Hospital – Stafford .Thatcher brought him in to close all the mental hospitals and implement Ken Clarkes ‘Care in the Community’ in 1990 which caused suicides galore and since then he has run the NHS on Profitability Grounds rather than any Patient Care and Respect .We the British Public owe it to the Victims of all Patients that have suffered under his Callous Regime .Ask yourself before you sign the Petition “Why hasn’t he been sacked” because he knows too much and he would take too many others with him .Please Make A Stand Against Our Ever Eroding Rights As Members of the British Public http://epetitions.direct.gov.uk/petitions/49715

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