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By prospect   August 2008

A plan for the fourth plinth

The latest attempt to find a permanent occupant for the famous “empty” plinth in Trafalgar Square has been seen off, now that Boris Johnson has dropped his support for a statue of Air Chief Marshall Sir Keith Park—a cause to which he attached his name during the mayoral campaign. An alternative site is to be found for the doughty battle of Britain fighter chief. Park isn’t the first candidate for the plinth to be shot down—Ken Livingstone previously failed to stick Nelson Mandela there.

So will the plinth forever remain a venue for temporary…

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