@Preoccupations It makes me realise how little I expect politicians to demonstrate foresight like this, so it's surprising when those in other countries do :(
@Preoccupations That's such a good insight. Seems entirely obvious now he's said it, but that argument hadn't occurred to me.
And in that sense the "hindsight is a wonderful thing" justification is rather brittle. Because other countries demonstrated *foresight*. Largely because they decided to err on the side of caution, lockdown very early and have subsequently reaped the benefits.
Why was #EdwardColston put up as a statue in Bristol in the first place, in 1895, over 170 years after he died? If they wanted a white businessman/philanthropist (and we'll get onto his philanthropy later), there were many other candidates. Why a slave trader?
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