Death notice for UK democracy printed in The Times newspaper

The notice was published in the newspaper on Monday.

A death notice for UK democracy has been published in The Times newspaper.

Democracy “died quietly in her sleep” at 11pm on March 29, the time that the UK had been scheduled to leave the EU, according to the notice.

The message was printed in the newspaper on Monday among the usual death notices.

The cause of democracy’s death was ‘foul play’, according to the notice (Stephen Jones/PA)

The notice said: “It was with sad regret that Democracy died quietly in her sleep at 11pm, on the 29th March 2019.

“The cause of death was by foul play and the culprits have yet to be brought to justice.

“Democracy campaigned for the rule of law, human rights and free elections.

“She listened to everyone and favoured the majority in all her decisions.

“She will be sorely missed. God have mercy on her soul.”

Prices for printing a death notice in The Times start at £87, according to the website of News UK, the newspaper’s parent company.