The sorry tale of Margaret Thatcher’s statue

1/8/2022 1:50:00 PM

Iconoclasm makes it hard to put up new images

Six years after it was cast, the statue remains in hiding

Iconoclasm makes it hard to put up new images

.The campaign to erect a bronze statue of Margaret Thatcher began within months of her death in 2013. But in 2018 Westminster Council rejected an application to put one (pictured as a clay sculpture) by Douglas Jennings, who specialises in public art, in Parliament Square, in the heart of London. The site was already crowded with monuments, it ruled, and Thatcher had been depicted in formal robes that she rarely wore.

Moreover, the council fretted, it was likely to become a target. Though its plinth would be 4m high and contain sockets to allow protective scaffolding to be erected in a hurry, police worried that it would draw vandals. They recommended security lighting and cameras.

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What a waste of good material to build such a hideous statue. Downing Street She's welcome in my garden She was one of the greatest leaders...female or male... There is no home for Maggy. Maybe they should put it in Kensington Market piss on it Put her up and let the mob tear her down. Street theatre for the masses. After all she knew she was oppressing the people in favour of her chums.

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The campaign to erect a bronze statue of Margaret Thatcher began within months of her death in 2013. But in 2018 Westminster Council rejected an application to put one (pictured as a clay sculpture) by Douglas Jennings, who specialises in public art, in Parliament Square, in the heart of London. Molly-Mae spoke to Dragon's Den businessman Steven Bartlett on his podcast The Diary of a CEO in December last year. The site was already crowded with monuments, it ruled, and Thatcher had been depicted in formal robes that she rarely wore. However, the decision in the Colston statue case is causing confusion. Moreover, the council fretted, it was likely to become a target. You can literally go in any direction. Though its plinth would be 4m high and contain sockets to allow protective scaffolding to be erected in a hurry, police worried that it would draw vandals.

They recommended security lighting and cameras. You can sign up at the top of the page.” If the case does go to the court of appeal, the judges will not be able to rule on whether the jury’s decision was correct, only on whether there was an error in law in the directions that were given to the jury. One year later Grantham, the town where Thatcher grew up, announced that it would take the statue, which is almost twice life-size. The council reasoned that it would draw the right sort of visitors—the far-left activists who might be tempted to attack it being thin on the ground in Lincolnshire. The deal reportedly earned the star a seven figure deal when the agreement was announced last August. A plinth was duly constructed. Topics. But other problems emerged." But, technically, what I'm saying is correct.

A plan to spend public money on an unveiling ceremony drew opposition and was nixed; covid-19 prevented public gatherings; protected trees needed trimming so security cameras could overlook the statue. Six years after it was cast, it remains in hiding." The reality star, who spent New Year's Day in New York with 22 year old boyfriend Tommy Fury, added: 'I understand we all have different backgrounds and we're all raised in different ways and we do have different financial situations, but I think if you want something enough you can achieve it. This article appeared in the Britain section of the print edition under the headline "Hot heads, cold feet" .