Spain's New Margaret Thatcher Plaza Vandalised… By Brits

Spain's New Margaret Thatcher Plaza Vandalised… By Brits

It was lauded as the first, befitting tribute to the former British Prime Minister Margaret Thatcher, but only 24 hours after the Plaza was unveiled in the Spanish capital this week, it was vandalised, disgracefully, by Brits.

Breitbart London exclusively revealed the plans for the Plaza earlier this week – and there have been calls for Britain to follow Spain’s lead in honouring the life of one of Britain’s most successful prime ministers. 

Vandalism in the form of stickers about the Hillsborough disaster, and the role of The Sun newspaper in blaming fans and protecting the police has appeared on the signage for the plaza.

Residents of the UK city of Liverpool have, since 1989, laid blame for the footballing tragedy in which 96 people died at the feet of local police, the government of the day, and The Sun newspaper, the latter of which published a newspaper front page headline that said, “The Truth” – accusing fans of urinating on police and pickpocketing the injured. Subsequent government enquiries have absolved fans and blamed policing and crowd control.

Mrs Thatcher, the prime minister at the time, was accused of wrongly backing the police against protesters and deceased fans’ families, though the reality is she was simply acting on the advice at hand.

Margaret Thatcher Plaza was hailed as “the culmination of a great deal of hard work, particularly by the Mayor of Madrid” by conservative think-tank chairman Ben Harris Quinney. The Prime Minister David Cameron said: “I would like to thank the Mayor and people of Madrid for the Plaza De Margaret Thatcher. It is a great honour for my Party and a demonstration of the close ties between our countries.”

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Photo credit: Richard Lewington 


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