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Protesters draw up statues ‘hit list’ after toppling of Colston memorial

Not satisfied with the pulling down of seventeenth-century trader Edward Colston’s statue in Bristol, campaigners have drawn up a ‘hit list’ of other statues which must be brought down. This includes William Gladstone and Christopher Columbus, and comes as more than 100 Labour councils announced wide-ranging reviews of such landmarks, and London Mayor Sadiq Khan launches a Commission for Diversity in the Public Realm for the same purpose – Telegraph

Black Lives Matter: ‘Perfect storm’ fears as far right descends on Parliament Square – Times

Bristol should be proud, says police chief who let protesters throw Colston statue into harbour – Times

Little Britain is removed from BBC iPlayer, BritBox and Netflix – which has also canned Come Fly With Me – amid concerns that the use of blackface characters on the series is no longer acceptable – Mail

Children are less likely to die from Covid-19 than be hit by lightning, according to study – Express

British universities are failing to make the grade: Three-quarters of our further education colleges slipped down the global league table last year, figures show – Mail

Coronavirus: 700,000 children ‘doing no school work’ – Times


For the sake of free thought and civilised debate, Rhodes Must Not Fall – Inaya Folarin Iman, Telegraph

It is a national scandal that children will soon be able to go to Thorpe Park, but not to school – Allison Pearson, Telegraph

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