The work showed five grey pigeons holding up signs including one stating “go back to Africa” towards a more colourful migratory swallow.
One of the pigeons’ signs read “migrants not welcome”, while another held a placard that read “keep off our worms”.
Nigel Brown, communications manager for Tendring district council, said it had received a complaint on Tuesday that “offensive and racist remarks” had been painted on a seafront building.
“The site was inspected by staff who agreed that it could be seen as offensive and it was removed this morning in line with our policy to remove this type of material within 48 hours,” he said.You really couldn’t make it up, could you?
“We would obviously welcome an appropriate Banksy original on any of our seafronts and would be delighted if he returned in the future.”Now, I don’t much approve of the man or of his juvenile left-wing politics, but if there’s a sadder thing to contemplate than a State-approved ‘subversive artist’, I don’t know what it could be…