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Sunday, 11 January 2015

Statue honouring Margaret Thatcher unveiled in the Falklands..........

A statue honouring the memory of Margaret Thatcher has been controversially unveiled in the Falkland Islands.
The tribute to the Iron Lady, who led Britain into the 1982 conflict with Argentina, was revealed yesterday.
After Thatcher died in 2013 the residents of the islands were asked how they wanted to remember the Conservative Prime Minister.
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Immortalised: For the first time a statue honouring Margaret Thatcher has been unveiled in the Falkland Islands

After deciding to build a statue, the idea was slammed by leading Argentinian politicans.
The south American nation's ambassador to Britain Alicia Castro said: "What the UK is doing is celebrating war.".
Sculptor Steve Masson was commissioned to carry out the work, costing £40,000.
MercuryFor the first time a statue honouring Margaret Thatcher has been unveiled in the Falkland Islands
A job well done: Those involved unveiled the Thatcher statue yesterday

The eight-foot statue, situated on a stone platform, holds a quote from Baroness Thatcher from April 3, 1982.
It reads: "They are few in number, but they have the right to live in peace, to choose their own way of life and determine their own allegiance."
The statue was placed in Thatcher Drive, next to the Liberation Monument, made in memory of the 255 UK servicemen and three Falklands civilians who died in the conflict.