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Statue wars: what should we do with controversial monuments?

19 January 2021

2:03 AM

19 January 2021

2:03 AM

Secretary of State for Communities Robert Jenrick’s pledge to protect monuments and statues from mob iconoclasm with new laws and powers is very welcome. It’s an issue on which the Government has been quiet in terms of legislation, even if the Prime Minister made clear last summer that ‘we cannot try to edit or censor our past’.

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