Philip Hammond, the defence secretary, has suggested that the fourth plinth in Trafalgar Square could be used for a statue of the recently deceased Margaret Thatcher. Personally, I think this is a bad idea. She was extremely divisive, and any statue would likely just be a target for vandalism.
If it is to go ahead, may I suggest an idea for a statue that might avoid the possibility of graffiti and damage?
- Calls for Margaret Thatcher memorial to be placed on Trafalgar Square fourth plinth (standard.co.uk)
- Cabinet minister backs campaign for Thatcher statue in Trafalgar Square (thetimes.co.uk)