IRON LADY

04.10.13

Where Will the Statue of Margaret Thatcher Go?

London Mayor Boris Johnson suggests Trafalgar Square, where military heroes are memorialized, but the Greater London Authority says it is “not suitable.”

London Mayor Boris Johnson on Wednesday proposed putting the proposed statue of former prime minister Margaret Thatcher in Trafalgar Square in the heart of London—where the country’s military heroes are memorialized. Given Thatcher’s leadership during the Falklands war, Johnson is not alone in believing she should be recognized there. But Thatcher fans shouldn’t get their hopes up yet: the Greater London Authority has deemed that location “not suitable.” The fourth plinth at Trafalgar, while never filled, has been occupied since 1988 by artwork.