In response to Laura Perrins: Leftist wreckers are targeting our history, Andy wrote:
The oldest statue in London is thought to be that of King Alfred the Great, now in Southwark, which is thought to date from the 14th century. If this is an 18th century creation, as some claim, then the oldest statue is one of Queen Elizabeth I dated 1598 which is now in Fleet Street. Probably the finest is that of King Charles I at the top of Whitehall cast in 1633. So I would say statues ARE a part of our history and tradition.