[100 word news] – Thatcher statue plans derailed over vandalism fears

Plans to build a 10ft high statue of Margaret Thatcher in Parliament Square have been derailed over vandalism concerns.

In 2002 a protestor decapitated a statue of the former PM which was on display at London’s Guildhall Library.

Theresa May told reporters at the G20 meeting: ‘What I’m very clear about is there should be no suggestion that the threat of vandalism should stop a statue of Margaret Thatcher from being put up’.

Labour Chairman Ian Lavery objected to the proposal, saying a statue of Mrs. Thatcher would ‘be seen as an insult to those whose communities and livelihoods were destroyed under her premiership’.

100 word news by The Hooting Times.

Full story here: http://bit.ly/2sxTe7y




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