Only Parliament decides who getsastate funeral. Obviously, Churchill,anational hero, was voted for and paid for, but Thatcher might have been voted down-humiliating! So she requestedasneaky state funeral-Queen+military honours-without the approval of Parliament. She was too divisive in life and now she’s being airbrushed intoanational hero. Harold Wilson also won3elections (2 more than Churchill) but had more dignity in death.