Houses of Parliament, Tue 16 Mar 2016
Kaya Mar with a naked Chancellor George Osborne opening his red budget case to reveal an axe and waving a European flag
His duck legs, one bandaged, stand on a ballot box in a stormy sea with the Union flag and the word BREXIT on its fron
Some kind of Parliamentary lackey was waiting outside
Mrs Emmeline Pankurst and her daughter Dame Christabel Pankhurst who inspired and led the Militant Suffrage Campaign
The Burghers of Calais by Rodin
Richard Coeur de Lion’s statue by Baron Carlo Marochetti was placed here after considerable controversy in 1860.
It unfortunately escaped destruction during the Blitz and was conserved in 2009.
Technically lacking, it was criticised as a poor and unrealistic rendering of an unworthy subject, and has no connection to Parliament.
Cromwell certainly had a great deal to do with Parliament, and the location of his statue next to
Westminster Hall seems appropriate. However the statue by Hamo Thornycroft offended royalists
and the Irish and was only commissioned and erected in 1899 after around 40 years of argument.
A parliamentary petition to remove it a few years ago as "an absolute affront to all people of sense"
attracted only 8 signatures.
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