Deputy leader of the Democratic Unionist Party, Nigel Dodds
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DUP's Nigel Dodds: Lady Thatcher was 'a great unionist'

Deputy leader of the Democratic Unionist Party, Nigel Dodds, has paid tribute to Baroness Thatcher as ''a great patriot, a great unionist and a great Briton.''

However Nigel Dodds also criticised the Anglo-Irish Agreement, which Lady Thatcher signed, saying in later life she regarded it as a mistake.

MPs returned to the House of Commons for a specially convened session following the death of the former prime minister on Monday.

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