Guido Fawkes closes blog for day following death of Margaret Thatcher

The Guido Fawkes blog has closed for the day as a mark of respect to former Conservative Prime Minister Margaret Thatcher.

The blog,, announced the decision on Twitter shortly after Baroness Thatcher’s death was declared.

It said:

Readers, when typing in the blog’s web address, will today instead be directed to a tribute picture of the late Baroness.

Baroness Thatcher's death was announced today by her spokesman Lord Bell.

He said: "It is with great sadness that Mark and Carol Thatcher announced that their mother Baroness Thatcher died peacefully following a stroke this morning.

"A further statement will be made later."

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