Historic England announced today that they are seeking ideas for a National Monument to be erected to celebrate the UK leaving the EU. Sadly, it is unlikely that any locations in Scotland would be considered due to the fact that Scotland voted to remain and that that no erections in Wales would be discussed as it would only encourage ribald comments about Sheep etc.
A strong contender seems to be a statue of Enoch Powell to be crafted in snow white alabaster and placed in Sunderland’s city centre. An early entry which Historic England has already discounted as being too graphic and too close to the truth for comfort, was a sculpture of a figure in a cloth cap and muffler being shafted by a second figure wearing a bowler hat and carrying a sack with the word Swag engraved on it.
An effigy of Boris driving the famous 350m Bus, Nigel Farage chasing an Imam with a whip and Theresa May head butting Michele Barnier are amongst other suggestions being discussed. The closing date for entries is 31st July 2019 but this may be extended depending on events in parliament.