Matthew Parris Matthew Parris

It’s good news that Rhodes’ statue is here to stay

Oxford University’s controversial statue of Cecil Rhodes will stay in place after Oriel College ruled out its removal. The decision came following the ‘Rhodes must fall’ campaign – which called for the statue to be taken down. Here, in a piece published in last week’s Spectator, Matthew Parris offers his solution to the situation:

Lobengula was the second king of the Matabele people in what is now Zimbabwe.

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