Wednesday, 14 May 2008

Cosseted Media Darlings In Uproar - Part 756

Oh, dear. The new Mayor of London caused mass spitting-of-dummies over his pre-election campaign to end the arts gravy-train for the fourth plinth in Trafalgar Square:
Mr Johnson supports a campaign launched in March to erect a permanent statue of Air Chief Marshal Sir Keith Park, a Battle of Britain hero, on the plinth.
But beware, Boris! They are massing their armies against you:
Leading figures from the arts world criticised Boris Johnson, the new Mayor of London, and said he would be forced into an embarrassing climbdown over his pledge to scrap the competition for a temporary work of art to be placed on the empty plinth in Trafalgar Square every 18 months.
Oh noes! Not leading figures from the arts world!!

I'm not quite sure how they plan to achieve that climbdown, but I expect they've got a plan figured out.
Mr Gormley said: "He promised that he's going to run as new Boris. I hope that the new Boris is going to be more culturally aware."
Oh. They plan to whine and criticise his taste in art...?

Good plan, guys. Good plan. Can't fail....

1 comment:

dearieme said...

How about a statue to the Unknown Taxpayer?