17/04/2013 09:45 BST | Updated 17/05/2013 06:42 BST

Margaret Thatcher's Funeral: The Funniest Twitter Reactions

No sooner had the day broken, than the tweets began. The funny ones, that is. About Margaret Thatcher's funeral.

Yes, Twitter excels at mocking solemn occasions such as this (see also: ITV's 'Splash!') - so there was no escaping the running commentary of jokes, one-liners and witty observations about Baroness Thatcher's send-off. An outpouring of comic relief rather than grief, if you like.

In fact, as comedy writer Simon Blackwell tweeted:

Indeed. So without further ado, here are just some of the funniest tweets we spotted:

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