NO MEMORIAL FOR MAGGIE Statue of Margaret Thatcher outside Parliament is blocked over fears it will be vandalised : Sun.

The Thatcher family have also yet to give their blessing to the erection of the statue.

THE government has blocked a giant statue of Margaret Thatcher in Parliament Square over fears it will be vandalised, The Sun can reveal.

A campaign to honour the Iron Lady has submitted a planning application to Westminster City Council for permission for the 10ft-tall bronze to be erected.

Margaret Thatcher

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A statue of Margaret Thatcher will not be erected outside Parliament over vandalism fear

It depicts Britain’s first female Prime Minister in “a resolute posture looking towards the Parliament with a stern gaze”, their submission claims.

But a formal objection has been lodged by the Royal Parks Agency and the Department for Culture, Media and Sport.

The ministry and its quango – which owns the small strip of land where its site is proposed – insist the project has not received the Thatcher family’s permission.

There are also deep fears within Whitehall that left-wing mobs will repeatedly target the statue and try to damage it.

The Sun has also been told that Lady Thatcher’s daughter Carol and son Sir Mark are also refusing to give it their blessing because they share fears over the vandalism threat.

A Royal Parks spokesman said: “Numerous times we have requested assurances from the applicant that they have approval from the family for the statue.

“To date we have not had those assurances.”

Nelson Mandela statue

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Parliament Square already has a statue of Nelson Mandela, picture

The legacy of Britain’s longest serving post-war premier, who died in 2013, is still the subject of impassioned debate. She remains a hate figure for the hard left.

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