Prime Minister Boris Johnson is set to empower a government minister with the ability to veto the removal of Britain’s historical statues in an effort to combat against the BLM inspired iconoclastic movement sweeping through large sections of the political left in the UK.
Under the proposed provisions, Housing Secretary Robert Jenrick would be given the final say on the removal or dismantling of statues or other monuments, instead of the current order in which local councils are allowed to make the decision.
A senior government source told The Telegraph: “The Labour Party has given the green light to cultural and historical vandalism across the country. Statues of Britain’s heroes from Sir Francis Drake to Admiral Nelson are under threat from Marxist militants, working hand in glove with Labour councillors.”
The source added that the plan would “protect Britain’s heritage, and ensure all planning decisions are made with due process