Relatively humble

Margaret Thatcher’s notastatefuneral has been described by the Dean of that English Baroque masterpiece known as St Paul’s Cathedral in London as “relatively humble”. Following a “simple” church service, in contrast to the “pomp and ceremony” of the preceding procession of the coffin, family and friends of the greatest prime minister since Winston Churchill will decamp to a City of London hostelry for glasses of budget sherry and a plateful of limp cheese sandwiches.

The cost to British taxpayers? A modest £10 million. We’re all in it together.