Sunday, January 16, 2011

Monumental stupidity

Prime Minister David Cameron recently visited Gateshead in the northeast of England, and demanded that the the famous statue, The Angel of the North, should be removed because it is so ugly. Well, no, actually that didn't - and indeed never could - happen. As far as I know, our Prime Minister has no opinion about the statue, but if he has, he is entitled to it, in a private capacity, though, not in his capacity as PM.
But no such considerations apply to Turkey's Prime Minister, Recep Tayyip Erdoğan, it seems. He has demanded that the statue erected by the good citizens of Kars in 2008 as a symbol of the rapprochement between Turkey and Armenia should be pulled down. Demanded, mind you. I am beginning to think that he sleeps with a copy of Mein Kampf under his pillow.

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