Ken Livingstone, George Galloway and Frankie Boyle led the dissenting voices as tributes were paid to Margaret Thatcher, who has died at the age of 87 following a stroke.

“Every real problem we face today is the legacy of the fact she was fundamentally wrong,” the former London Mayor said.

Sinn Fein leader Gerry Adams pointed out her “shameful” role in the hunger strikes, while Respect MP Galloway tweeted: “Tramp the dirt down,” a reference to an anti-Thatcher Elvis Costello song.

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