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Outrage as Historic England shares gif of Nelson’s Column being DEMOLISHED

HISTORIC England was accused of pandering to the “snowflake” generation after suggesting Nelson’s Column should be destroyed. The quango posted an animated video of the statue being abolished by a …

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HISTORIC England was accused of pandering to the “snowflake” generation after suggesting Nelson’s Column should be destroyed.

The quango posted an animated video of the statue being abolished by a wrecking ball.

 Historic England was slated as a 'snowflake' appeaser after posting a gif of Nelson's Column being smashed by a wrecking ball Historic England was slated as a 'snowflake' appeaser after posting a gif of Nelson's Column being smashed by a wrecking ball  The bizarre gif comes amid a row over the 'problematic' pasts of our national heroesGetty – Contributor The bizarre gif comes amid a row over the 'problematic' pasts of our national heroes

It posted the bizarre gif to advertise a debate Historic England is hosting on whether statues deemed “controversial” should be removed.

The Victorian monument stands proudly in Trafalgar Square in central London – commemorating Admiral Horatio Nelson, who died at the Battle of Trafalgar in 1805.

It comes after journalist Afua Hirsch called for Nelson’s Column to be brought down because the Admiral "defended slavery".

The Historic England ad asks: “What should we do with controversial statues?” But Twitter users slated the quango.

What should we do with controversial statues and memorials?

Join the public debate with @Freedland @afuahirsch @peterfrankopan @DavidOlusoga @tiffanyjenkins @intelligence2 on Monday 14 May 2018 in London: https://t.co/KR9AGGNpzl#Immortalised pic.twitter.com/Z9NLSXEOBs

— Historic England (@HistoricEngland) April 15, 2018

One blasted: “The thing is they are only controversial to lefty snowflakes, the majority of the population are proud of them so leave them alone.”

A Historic England spokesman said: “A gif we shared to promote a live Intelligence Squared debate that we are supporting about England's statues, showed a cartoon image of Nelson's Column being knocked down.

“Nelson's Column was chosen because it is so iconic and well-recognised.

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THIS is the hilarious moment a drunk clubber tries to order four sambucas – from the DJ booth. Absurd footage shows a blonde woman stepping up to the “bar” to place her order on a…

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THIS is the hilarious moment a drunk clubber tries to order four sambucas – from the DJ booth.

Absurd footage shows a blonde woman stepping up to the "bar" to place her order on a night out in Huddersfield, West Yorks.

 That'll be FOUR sambucas, please That'll be FOUR sambucas, please

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Are you the woman in the video, or do you know Meg? Get in touch at tips@the-sun.co.uk or call 0207 782 4368.

 The clubber was unamused when she hears she's come to the wrong type of bar... The clubber was unamused when she hears she's come to the wrong type of bar…  'My name's Meg... four sambucas please' 'My name's Meg… four sambucas please'

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 A splash of milk has been found to be exactly five millilitresSWNS:South West News Service A splash of milk has been found to be exactly five millilitres

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 The body of Liam is believed to have been found after he disappeared in GermanyPA:Press Association The body of Liam is believed to have been found after he disappeared in Germany

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 Liam was last seen on CCTV near a church in Hamburg in FebruaryLBT/G&J Liam was last seen on CCTV near a church in Hamburg in February

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