This 38 Degrees petition has been all over Facebook recently.
It calls for a complete ban on any public funding going to the proposed Margaret Thatcher memorial museum:
Please do not give the go-ahead for the proposed museum and library in honour of the late Margaret Thatcher. The Prime Minister, David Cameron, appears to have given this £15 million proposal his backing.
Given that we are living through a period of extreme austerity, and that there is talk of various museums having to close, I feel it is most disingenuous to assume the taxpayer is happy to fund a proposed £15 million edifice in her name.
The Prime Minister and his government must appreciate that the late Margaret Thatcher was an exceedingly divisive person who has not been warmly received in recent history by the population as a whole.
Although the petition dates from last year, thousands of extra signatures have been added in recent days.
People are really, really furious at the idea of public funds being spent remembering on the controversial former Conservative prime minister.
The only problem is: It's not true.
Burns, the MP for Bournemouth West, also said the project – run by the Cherish Freedom Trust – is now more likely to be based close to the Margaret Thatcher archive in Cambridge rather than in London, as previously reported.
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