Saturday, May 23, 2009

Reagan Honoured In London

A statue honouring Ronald Reagan is to be erected in London- breaking a rule which states that statues should not be put up of people who have not been dead for at least 10 years.

Westminster City Council granted planning permission for the 10ft bronze sculpture to be erected outside the U.S. Embassy in Grosvenor Square.

In discarding the rule, the council stated-

'Regardless of politics, nobody can dispute that President Reagan was a true ally of this country.'

In addition, to recognise his part in ending the Cold War, a piece of the Berlin Wall will be installed in front of the statue. Amazingly, the US Embassy in London is less than impressed.

However occupants at the U.S. Embassy have given the statue a frosty reception.

An embassy spokesman told The Times newspaper: 'This is not something that we have requested or actively tried to get brought about.

When asked if the embassy would take the statue with it when it leaves Grosvenor Square for its new head-quarters in Nine Elms, the spokesperson said: 'It’s not our statue.'

I'll bet he'd be saying something else if it were a statue of Obama. Instead he comes off sounding like some petulant child.

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