Whatever you say about Lady Thatcher - and much has been said in the past few days - you couldn't deny her time in power was colourful and eventful.

And when she was deposed, she was replaced by a man more grey than anyone thought grey could be and suddenly life seemed duller.

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Leake St from this..

In a bizarre analogy for that time, British Rail have gone all grey on us and painted over - in grey, of course - a vivid and colourful Mrs T mural that one (or more) street artists had crafted in a London underpass after she died earlier this week.

Workmen for the British Rail Residuary Board (not a lot of laughs there, we imagine) got to work on Friday to paint over the graffiti near Waterloo station.

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..to this

Admittedly the artwork in the Leake Street underpass included the words 'Burn in Hell Maggie' which might not be to everyone's taste but even Van Gogh struggled to find an appreciative audience in his lifetime.

A British Rail Residuary Board spokesman said: "The removal of the graffiti at the Leake Street site is in line with our standard policy when properties are defaced with graffiti that is obscene, racist or likely to cause offence."

Where's my spray can gone..

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    A pedestrian walks past graffiti that reads 'Iron Lady? Rust in Peace' refering to former British prime minister Margaret Thatcher in west Belfast, Northern Ireland, on April 9, 2013 a day following Thatcher's death. Britain stood deeply divided over the legacy of former prime minister Margaret Thatcher as it made preparations for the grand funeral next week of the woman known around the globe as the 'Iron Lady'. AFP PHOTO/ PETER MUHLY (Photo credit should read PETER MUHLY/AFP/Getty Images)

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    A police vehicle drives past graffiti in south London, in the early hours of April 9, 2013, following a 'party' to celebrate the death of former British Prime Minister Margaret Thatcher. Britain wrestled Tuesday with violent passions ignited by the death of divisive former prime minister Margaret Thatcher, with critics of the 'Iron Lady' clashing with police and supporters preparing to pay tribute to her in parliament. AFP PHOTO / ANDREA FALLETTA (Photo credit should read ANDREA FALLETTA/AFP/Getty Images)

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    A man walks past graffiti that reads 'Rot in Hell Maggie Thatcher', refering to former British prime minister Margaret Thatcher, in west Belfast, Northern Ireland, on April 9, 2013 a day following her death. Britain stood deeply divided over the legacy of former prime minister Margaret Thatcher as it made preparations for the grand funeral next week of the woman known around the globe as the 'Iron Lady'. AFP PHOTO/ PETER MUHLY (Photo credit should read PETER MUHLY/AFP/Getty Images)

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