Emailed in late Wednesday evening:
Lady Thatcher had been unwell for a couple of years and obviously plans for her funeral were discussed and agreed some time ago. It was a pity there was no public debate about these decisions. It shamed us as a nation.
Parliament not No.10 needs to decide the future protocol for the funerals of former prime ministers.
Parliament could also move to work with the British Library to create a place like a Dorneywood or a Chevening where ex Prime Ministers legally have to deposit their papers, gifts and paraphernalia on leaving office.