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Are there any statues of great Labour Prime Ministers ?

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1 hour ago, West 77 said:

The purpose of the statue in Grantham is to honour and respect a famous lady who was born there and add prestige to the town.  The purpose of the statue isn't for political reasons. 

 

Regarding adding explanatory plaques to historic statues I support. However, that will not stop the lawless mob attacking statues

The statue was never intended to be placed in Grantham. They built it and assumed, having already built it, they'd be able to place it in Westminster. When Westminster Council refused them planning permission, they went hawking it round the country and persuaded Grantham to accept it. The Tory controlled Grantham Council wanted to misuse public funds to erect it - resulting in obvious objections. Eventually they raise enough money from private donations to fund it. Statues of politician are always erected for political reasons.

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3 minutes ago, hackey lad said:

Are there any statues of great Labour Prime Ministers ?

Good question. I know there's one of Harold Wilson in his home town, but don't know of many others.

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14 minutes ago, hackey lad said:

Are there any statues of great Labour Prime Ministers ?

There is one of Keir Hardie located somewhere in Scotland.

13 minutes ago, altus said:

The statue was never intended to be placed in Grantham. They built it and assumed, having already built it, they'd be able to place it in Westminster. When Westminster Council refused them planning permission, they went hawking it round the country and persuaded Grantham to accept it. The Tory controlled Grantham Council wanted to misuse public funds to erect it - resulting in obvious objections. Eventually they raise enough money from private donations to fund it. Statues of politician are always erected for political reasons.

Absolutely true.  Grantham is second choice.  The first choice was Trafalgar Square. It's mind boggling Westminster Council can refuse planning permission for a statue of the late great Margaret Thatcher but allow one of Nelson Mandela to be erected.

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17 minutes ago, altus said:

The statue was never intended to be placed in Grantham. They built it and assumed, having already built it, they'd be able to place it in Westminster. When Westminster Council refused them planning permission, they went hawking it round the country and persuaded Grantham to accept it. The Tory controlled Grantham Council wanted to misuse public funds to erect it - resulting in obvious objections. Eventually they raise enough money from private donations to fund it. Statues of politician are always erected for political reasons.

“Hawking it round the country “ . Is that true ?

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11 minutes ago, Anna B said:

Good question. I know there's one of Harold Wilson in his home town, but don't know of many others.

Oh dear! :(


Now you've gone and done it!


There's probably a few posters on here now looking into the possibility of organising a Sheffield Forum coach mini-bus trip to Huddersfield...


... stopping off at Waitrose first to get some 'essential supplies'! :roll:

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2 minutes ago, Mr Bloke said:

Oh dear! :(


Now you've gone and done it!


There's probably a few posters on here now looking into the possibility of organising a Sheffield Forum coach mini-bus trip to Huddersfield...


... stopping off at Waitrose first to get some 'essential supplies'! :roll:

Count me in to go and pay homage to the best Priminister the country has ever had. 

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6 minutes ago, hackey lad said:

“Hawking it round the country “ . Is that true ?

That might be an exaggeration but it was certainly intended that the statue be placed in Westminster, not in Grantham.

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1 minute ago, altus said:

That might be an exaggeration but it was certainly intended that the statue be placed in Westminster, not in Grantham.

So it’s not true then 

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3 minutes ago, hackey lad said:

So it’s not true then 

Hmmm... :huh:


I've never understood why some people seem to like to exaggerate on the truth... :hihi:

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3 minutes ago, hackey lad said:

So it’s not true then 

Quibble about that if you like. The substantive point of my post, which even Westie agrees with, was that the statue was not intended to be placed in Grantham.

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19 minutes ago, altus said:

Quibble about that if you like. The substantive point of my post, which even Westie agrees with, was that the statue was not intended to be placed in Grantham.

Not quibbling, just wondered why you had to exaggerate 

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