Published on 22 Aug 2017

Should Nelson’s Column be torn down? Afua Hirsch and Laura Perrins debate

Confederate statues are coming down, being vandalised or covered over across the United States, with the debate over whether they are part of history or a symbol of oppression dividing the country. Here too, there have been calls to tear down monuments which celebrate Britain’s colonialist past – and the latest on that list, Nelson’s Column.