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Margaret Thatcher Funeral

The funeral of Baroness Thatcher, Conservative Prime Minister from 1979 to 1990, has taken place at St Paul's Cathedral in central London on April 17. Lady Thatcher died on Monday, 8 April, at the age of 87, after suffering a stroke. Her coffin was taken by gun carriage to the cathedral, accompanied by members of the armed forces, who also lined the route.

Some 2,300 people attended the funeral, including the Queen, Duke of Edinburgh and Prime Minister David Cameron. A protest was staged along the route of the funeral procession, although the crowds included many thousands of well-wishers. Former Prime Ministers Gordon Brown and Tony Blair also attended, as well as celebrities including Dame Shirley Bassey and Jeremy Clarkson

The GCP event was set by request of Michael Duggan for 6 hours starting at half an hour before the beginning of the procession, from 08:30 to 14:30 GMT. The result is Chisquare thatcher 21545.371 on 21600 df for p = 0.603 and Z = -0.260.

Margaret Thatcher

It is important to keep in mind that we have only a tiny statistical effect, so that it is always hard to distinguish signal from noise. This means that every "success" might be largely driven by chance, and every "null" might include a real signal overwhelmed by noise. In the long run, a real effect can be identified only by patiently accumulating replications of similar analyses.

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