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Plan to erect statue for Thatcher stalled


The plan to erect a statue for former British Prime Minister Thatcher in a square opposite Houses of Parliament has been stalled following a decision by Westminster Council.

Councilors stated since the sculpture, which has already been created, depicted the ex-Conservative leader dressed in her Lords' robes it did not reflect her importance as a PM and it could attract "civil disobedience and vandalism". The statue should also first be approved by the Thatcher family.

They further stated that the council has a "10 year principle", where statues or memorials are generally not erected until 10 years have elapsed since the subject's death. This rule was put in place for good reason in order to 'allow partisan passions to cool and enable sober reflection'.


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