A single daffodil was placed at the feet of a statue of Thatcher outside the chamber of the House of Commons, or lower house of parliament, with a card saying: “You were an inspiration to women.”
Online reaction to Thatcher’s death was just as mixed.
“A great lady,” Labour-supporting technology tycoon Alan Sugar wrote. “She changed the face of British politics, created opportunity for anyone to succeed in the UK. RIP.”
“May she burn in the hellfires,” left-wing firebrand lawmaker George Galloway tweeted.
Many of those celebrating her passing marked their tweets with the hashtag #nowthatchersdead — causing panic among fans of the US singer Cher, as some took this to read: “Now that Cher’s dead.”