All statues in Labour councils across England and Wales, and across London, will be examined for links to slavery and plantation owners, their leaders have said, as an east London authority took one down off its plinth on Tuesday evening.No consultation. No worrying about cost at a time when the councils are supposedly crippled due to the costs of the pandemic.
Just instant capitulation to a howling mob. With the promise of more to come:
Earlier, the London mayor, Sadiq Khan, said the capital’s landmarks – including street names, the names of public buildings and plaques – would be reviewed by a commission to ensure they reflect the capital’s diversity, with a view to removing those with links to slavery after Black Lives Matter protesters tore down a statue of slave trader Edward Colston in Bristol.I think the last word goes, as always, to Twitter.
The people cheering this on are too thick to understand history, but might just have watched TV...