Thursday, 7 February 2013

Perseverantia Vincit

But where?

Since they don't want that statue of Margaret Thatcher in her native Grantham, where else might it be erected, and why?


  1. I think it ought to be erected in Lanchester, David.

    Then people could see the statue & when they flush with rage at the sight of it they could ask themselves "Who is the opposite of her? Who do we know who would do the opposite of what we did?"

    At once the penny would drop: "Of course, our own David Lindsay is the man to fix Broken Britain. We shall make him our new MP."

  2. Put it in Newcastle city centre and see how long it lasts!

  3. Newcastle Central was a Conservative seat in the 1980s. Try County Durham. Consett, say. Or any of hundreds of former pit villages.

  4. I'm sure you are correct, David, but the locals who hate Thatcher hate her unthinkingly and wouldn't let such counterintuitive facts give them pause. But, yes, putting her statue in Consett would be fun, and my father would no doubt return to his home town to pay appropriate tribute to her. He kept a photo of her crying as she left Downing St on his bedroom wall for years!