According to the Atticus column in yesterday's Sunday Times, Westminster Council has turned down an application to erect a statue of Ronald Reagan outside the US Embassy in Grosvenor Square.
Plans to put a bronze statue of Ronald Reagan outside the American embassy in Grosvenor Square, London, have been rejected. Westminster council says figures must have been dead for 10 years before they qualify for a public monument (although the Americans might have noticed a statue in Parliament Square of Nelson Mandela, who is still very much with us). Perhaps they could put the former US president there too. It would remind our MPs of ReaganÃ¢â‚¬â„¢s driving political dictum Ã¢â‚¬â€œ that too much government is bad government. They might even add his famous advice to officials: Ã¢â‚¬Å“DonÃ¢â‚¬â„¢t just do something, stand there.Ã¢â‚¬Â