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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


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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