Thatcher’s body to be embalmed in giant milk bottle

Following on from her stay in hospital last month, plans are being drawn up to commemorate an increasingly frail Baroness Thatcher in the event of her passing.  After a lengthy consultation a panel of experts has announced that the former Prime Minister’s embalmed body will be put on display in a giant milk bottle-shaped mausoleum in Trafalgar Square.

A number of options were considered, including burial in a Challenger tank, a tomb shaped like an iron handbag and a life-size statue in the shape of a Spitting Image puppet.  However the judges all agreed that the milk bottle design, harking back to Thatcher’s decision to end free school milk for the over-sevens in 1970, would be the most cost-effective.

‘We would like to thank everyone who put forward suggestions for the Thatcher Memorial’ said panel chairman, architect Richard Rogers, ‘and can only apologise to the National Union of Mineworkers, whose detailed blueprint of a massive sepultural turd somehow got mislaid.’

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