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Loved and loathed: UK newspapers highlight Thatcher divide (Updated)

In its subhead, the Daily Mirror asks: “So should she really be given a ceremonial funeral like Princess Diana?”

ONE COULD BE forgiven for mistaking tomorrow’s wraparound cover of The Times newspaper as a special edition for a Hollywood movie star rather than a divisive Downing Street resident.

An image taken in Moscow in 1987, it is accompanied by a quote from the day Margaret Thatcher became the first female Prime Minister of Great Britain. It is much more generous than many of tomorrow’s other titles.

As some British citizens sign books of condolences tonight, others hold street parties rejoicing over her passing. Most of the UK’s newspapers aim to highlight that divide – created by Conservative leader over three terms in office – solidifying the view that she was a woman equally loved and loathed.

Here’s a round-up of tomorrow’s front pages:

The Times (inside front page)


The Guardian


Daily Mail


The Daily Star


The Sun


The Independent


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The Metro


The Daily Telegraph


The Daily Mirror


The Financial Times


The Daily Express


City AM


The Northern Echo


International Herald Tribune


Morning Star (Socialist Daily)


The Oxford Mail


Socialist Worker


The Western Mail


The Scotsman

(Images: @suttonnick/Twitter)

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