statues

The misguided plan to ‘retain and explain’ statues

10 April 2021 9:00 am

The misguided plan to ‘retain and explain’ statues

The truth about statues and the law

23 March 2021 2:33 am

There is a proposal to change how we criminalise people who damage statues. This proposed change is set out in…

The problem with renaming London's streets

24 February 2021 5:00 pm

In Taksim Square, the busy central hub of Istanbul, a large, viril monument stands. In the centre is Mustafa Kemal…

Maggi Hambling's Wollstonecraft statue is hideous but fitting

28 November 2020 9:00 am

Frankly, it is rather hideous — but also quite wonderful, shimmering against the weak blue of a late November sky.…

Nicholas Coleridge: The Ghislaine Maxwell I knew

15 August 2020 9:00 am

I have known Ghislaine Maxwell for more than 40 years, since she was a student at Balliol. I always liked…

Should Nicola Sturgeon get a statue?

1 August 2020 9:00 am

Scotland’s statues attest to a history buried under sentimental nationalism

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The woke war on religion

27 July 2020 10:30 pm

Though you wouldn’t know it from most American media outlets, the phenomenon of vandalizing and burning religious sites which is…

Why did we not ban Huawei earlier?

18 July 2020 9:00 am

‘Just rejoice’, as Mrs Thatcher once said about something else. The government’s decision to debug our national security by getting…

Trump is taking on the historical revisionists

11 July 2020 9:00 am

Donald Trump is fighting back against America’s historical revisionists

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Trump takes on anti-nationalism

4 July 2020 9:44 pm

Even the most ardent Trumpist must admit that it has been a bad few months for the President. The COVID-19…

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The neoliberal counter-revolution

2 July 2020 1:34 pm

America is not in the middle of a revolution — it is a reactionary putsch. About four years ago, the…

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Pigeons are the solution to the statue controversy

2 July 2020 2:25 am

Will nobody think of the pigeons? That thought has repeatedly occurred to me, as beloved roosts for generations of urban…

Michelangelo’s David must fall

27 June 2020 9:00 am

‘White Lives Matter Burnley’ said the plane’s banner as it circled the club’s stadium just after the teams had ‘taken…

Portrait of the week: Lockdown eases, debt rises and three killed in Reading

27 June 2020 9:00 am

Home Pubs in England would be allowed to reopen for table service from 4 July, Boris Johnson, the Prime Minister,…

We should build more memorials to controversial people

27 June 2020 9:00 am

It is hard to find benign examples of imperialism

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Do we erase Black history when we take down statues?

27 June 2020 6:30 am

The Summer Of Our Discontent is in full swing and the social guillotines — at first applied to legitimate injustice…

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Our collective nervous breakdown

25 June 2020 1:40 am

It’s being sold by some as a glorious revolution, but what Western culture is really experiencing is a garden variety…

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Teddy Roosevelt saw this mob coming

23 June 2020 1:16 am

So now they have come for Teddy Roosevelt. The large bronze statue of TR on horseback, flanked by a black…

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Self-righteous vandals

22 June 2020 12:47 am

Violent left-wing activists have taken to styling themselves as antifa, short for ‘anti-fascists’, though their street-fighting tactics resemble nothing so…

Made to measure: where did the metre come from?

20 June 2020 9:00 am

Made to measure The government started reviewing whether we should stay two metres apart while social distancing or whether one…

Why stop at destroying statues?

20 June 2020 9:00 am

The actor John Cleese has been wondering if we should destroy Greek statues because Greeks believed ‘a cultured society was…

Letters: Did Bristol really want to see Colston fall?

20 June 2020 9:00 am

Hong Kong’s success Sir: Carl Heneghan and Tom Jefferson are right to compare the UK’s Covid-19 response with Hong Kong’s…

Is there anywhere visitors will be welcome this summer?

20 June 2020 9:00 am

Do stock markets foretell the future while politicians fudge and economists mumble? No: share prices collectively have a life of…

What Britain should learn from Belgium: history can be reappraised

13 June 2020 9:38 pm

Is it best to erase history, or reappraise history? We haven’t started taking down statues of royalty in Britain yet,…

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The war of the statues is a battle for freedom

11 June 2020 2:36 am

The war of the statues is no longer a battle over the memory of slavery, or the Confederacy, or the…