Whatever you think about the very current activities with regard to defacing or pulling down statues, what was written on the Churchill statue is a statement of fact.
Let’s have a look at some of Churchill’s statements (not the we will fight them on the beaches stuff).
You may have seen most of them before but it seems like it might be the right moment for a little refresher…
“I do not agree that the dog in a manger has the final right to the manger even though he may have lain there for a very long time. I do not admit that right. I do not admit for instance, that a great wrong has been done to the Red Indians of America or the black people of Australia. I do not admit that a wrong has been done to these people by the fact that a stronger race, a higher-grade race, a more worldly wise race to put it that way, has come in and taken their place.”
“I hate Indians. They are a beastly people with a beastly religion.”
“Relief would do no good. Indians breed like rabbits and will outstrip any available food supply.”
Or when he remarked about
“a lot of jolly little wars against barbarous peoples,”
Or when he said
“Aryan stock is bound to triumph.”
The last word goes to his doctor, Lord Moran, who said that when Churchill thought of other races “Winston thinks only of the colour of their skin.”