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Margaret Thatcher Dead: Parliament Recalled

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MPs are to pay tribute to Baroness Thatcher in a special session of Parliament following her death at the age of 87.

David Cameron announced that the Commons was being recalled on Wednesday, as he hailed the lasting legacy of a "great Briton" who defied barriers.

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David Cameron paid tribute to Lady Thatcher outside Number 10

In a statement outside Downing Street on Monday, Mr Cameron said: "Margaret Thatcher didn't just lead our country - she saved our country...

"Margaret Thatcher took a country that was on its knees and made Britain stand tall again."

He added: "We can't deny that Lady Thatcher divided opinion.

"For many of us, she was and is an inspiration.

"For others she was a force to be defined against.

"But if there is one thing that cuts through all of this - one thing that runs through everything she did - it was her lion-hearted love for this country.

"She was the patriot prime minister and she fought for Britain's interests every single step of the way."

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