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Christian MP slams Deputy Bishop of London over Thatcher comments

Fri 12 Apr 2013
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The Rt Rev Peter Broadbent has criticised what he calls "a tide of eulogy and propaganda" around Margaret Thatcher on Twitter.

A Christian MP and former private parliamentary secretary to Baroness Thatcher has been heavily critical of the deputy Bishop of London over comments he made on the social networking site Twitter, slating the former Prime Minister.

Aldershot MP Sir Gerald Howarth has told Premier the comments were in bad taste and should be retracted.

It's after the Deputy Bishop of London criticised what he called "a tide of eulogy and propaganda" around Margaret Thatcher.

The Rt Rev Peter Broadbent who is also the Bishop of Willesden went on to describe BBC's coverage of her death as "sycophantic" in a rant on Twitter.

In a separate development , the debate is rumbling on as to whether or not to play the Wizard of Oz song 'Ding Dong The Witch Is Dead' in this weekend's charts.

The issue has arisen following a campaign set up by anti-Thatcherite groups following the death of former Prime Minister Baroness Thatcher.

Sir Gerald told Premier's Des Busteed on the News Hour the BBC should not play the song until after Lady Thatcher's funeral in St. Paul's Cathedral on Wednesday.

The Aldershot MP also described the Deputy Bishop of London's comments against Baroness Thatcher as a 'socialist rant':

Meanwhile in a separate development, a serving metropolitan police officer who posted offensive comments on Twitter following Baroness Thatcher's death has resigned.

The behaviour of Jeremy Scott has been described by a senior commander as "completely unacceptable."

ormer Australian prime minister John Howard and classical singer Katherine Jenkins are the latest confirmed guests attending Baroness Thatcher's funeral.

About 2000 people have been invited to the service at St Paul's Cathedral next Wednesday.

Others on the list include internet pioneer Sir Tim Berners-Lee, singer Michael Crawford and TV presenter Jeremy Clarkson.

Baroness Thatcher's daughter Carol is expected to return to the UK tonight.

Her brother Sir Mark confirmed her plans as he collected flowers left outside Lady Thatcher's Belgravia townhouse earlier.

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