All 130 Labour Party Councils Plan to Review ‘Racist’ Statues
The Labour Party has followed the lead of the Mayor of London, who announced on Monday that he would be creating the “Commission for Diversity in the Public Realm” with the purpose of removing historical monuments, statues, art, and street names throughout the city to reflect the British capital’s ‘diversity’.
The party as a whole has now adopted this policy, with all 130 Labour councils announcing that they will undertake similar reviews.
“We have consulted with all Labour council leaders, and there is overwhelming agreement from all Labour councils that they will listen to and work with their local communities to review the appropriateness of local monuments and statues on public land and council property,” Labour leaders at the Local Government Association said.
On Saturday, the statues of Abraham Lincoln and Sir Winston Churchill were vandalised during a BLM protest. Since then, monuments across the country have been targeted, with vandals dumping a statue of Edward Colston in the harbour in Bristol.
A statue of former British monarch Queen Victoriawas also defaced, with graffiti scrawled on the monument referring to the Queen as a “whore”, “racist”, and a “slag”.