You might have thought the man who played a key role in saving Britain and Europe from fascist and racist tyranny in World War II — Winston Churchill — would have been favourably viewed by the Communist mob, but no. The British or London government has decided to therefore hide him to protect him. Perhaps the only statues that will be left alone will be those of Communist heros, but even that can’t be taken for granted.
Comments on Twitter by PM Boris Johnson about it:
The statue of Winston Churchill in Parliament Square is a permanent reminder of his achievement in saving this country – and the whole of Europe – from a fascist and racist tyranny. (Boris Johnson #StayAlert)
It is absurd and shameful that this national monument should today be at risk of attack by violent protestors. Yes, he sometimes expressed opinions that were and are unacceptable to us today, but he was a hero, and he fully deserves his memorial.
We cannot now try to edit or censor our past.
We cannot pretend to have a different history. The statues in our cities and towns were put up by previous generations.
They had different perspectives, different understandings of right and wrong. But those statues teach us about our past, with all its faults.
To tear them down would be to lie about our history, and impoverish the education of generations to come. But it is clear that the protests have been sadly hijacked by extremists intent on violence.
The attacks on the police and indiscriminate acts of violence which we have witnessed over the last week are intolerable and they are abhorrent.