Closed petition Encourage and support the removal of memorials that glorify the slave trade
Stautes and memorials that glorify the historical and racist slave trade have no place in public space in 21st Century UK. At best they belong in museums that tell the truthful and barbaric history of this countrys role in the transatlantic slave trade; they should all be removed.
The Home Secretary and others have condemned the action of protesters in Bristol in pulling down the Colston statue. If the Government does not associate itself with the glorification of the historical slave trade, it should support and encourage Local Authorities to remove all public memorial of those associated with the trade and also support the establishment of museums that teach the true history of slavery.
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Share your views on statues, public art and monuments with the DCMS Committee
The House of Commons Digital, Culture, Media and Sport Committee is conducting an inquiry into statues, public art and memorials, and they’d like to hear your views.
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MPs question decision-makers on physical heritage and statues
The Digital, Culture, Media and Sport Committee recently asked for your views on statues, public art and memorials. Thanks so much to those of you who responded. On Tuesday they questioned decision-makers on physical heritage and statues. You can watch the session here:
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MPs to debate the preservation of statues and heritage in cities
MPs will debate 'Preserving heritage and statues in cities' on Monday 7 June in the main House of Commons chamber. This is an adjournment debate.
Adjournment debates are half-hour debates at the end of each day's sitting. They are an opportunity for an individual backbench MP to raise an issue and receive a response from the relevant Minister, however they do not end in a vote nor can they change the law.
The debate will start at around 10.00pm, after the conclusion of debate on the Advanced Research and Invention Agency Bill. It will be led by Dr Rupa Huq MP, Member of Parliament for Ealing Central and Acton.
Watch the debate here on Monday:
You'll be able to read a transcript of the debate a few hours after it happens:
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