George Galloway: 'A statue of Margaret Thatcher wouldn't survive the dawn, it wouldn't see a second day'

George Galloway: 'A statue of Margaret Thatcher wouldn't survive the dawn, it wouldn't see a second day'

Statues have previously been made of Margaret Thatcher before

Monday, July 10, 2017

George Galloway thinks the idea of a Margaret Thatcher statue sounds like an April fool and it wouldn't survive one day before it was taken down, unless it was guarded.

Theresa May has said plans for a statue of Thatcher should no be abandoned, even though some fear it would be vandalised.

Galloway said: "I would have thought it was an April fools spoof except it came from the Prime Minister herself.

"The idea that we should spend £300,000 on memorialising in a public space, presumably in Parliament Square, someone so hated by so many who are still alive today who remember the suffering that she caused them is frankly utterly ridiculous.

He thinks the country never recovered from what Thatcher did and she "left a trail of urban and industrial desolation [and] transformed whole areas of the country into scrap heaps.

"I just say to Mrs May, terrible indignities would be suffered by that statue. I don’t just mean crows and vultures would descend upon its head. I don’t just mean that it would be an eyesore to tens of millions of people in this country.

"I mean physically it would not survive the dawn, it would not see a second day, it would have to be guarded by the brigade of guards and the Queen cannot afford to lose any more soldiers to such nonsense."

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