- Fri Jun 12, 2020 11:12 am
Yes, becoming the UK's first black woman MP is a significant achievement, but I'm frankly dubious at best as to whether it warrants the erection of a statue, particularly while the subject still walks among us.
But are we really going to erect statues just for being the first at something or other?
Because as far as I can see, aside from that, and I presume serving her Hackney constituents well enough for 33 years, I'm at a loss as to what else of any significance she has achieved at all. I'm not counting being the worst Shadow Home Secretary in living memory.
"The opportunity to serve our country. That is all we ask." John Smith, Leader of the Labour Party, 10 May 1994.