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'Angel of the North' for Kent

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'Angel of the North' for Kent

The South is to get its own 'Angel of the North'.  A giant 33 times life size white horse is to be erected in Kent.
http://news.bbc.co.uk/1/hi/england/kent/7880889.stm
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Hi
I'm not a Kent man myself, as everyone knows, but what was wrong with Invicta? (the prancing white horse, which is the Kent symbol)  I know it was rejected, but I haven't seen why anywhere.
Obviously it would be more difficult to build (four legs would be more stable than two)
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First thought that popped into my mind was the same as when I heard about the Angel... 'Why?'
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£2M for that!!!
Just think how many lives that could improve if put to better use in our hospitals - it beggers belief.

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I suppose this kind of comment is going to come up time and time again nowadays....on the assumption the artist himself is not dipping into his own pockets for the estimated £2M cost, I suppose we are going to have to pay for it. Actually, I'd rather not.
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If the model is accurate, they have disguised the windows very well.
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Surely this thing should have a trunk and tusks to give it its proper name that it is inevitably going to get given. Sad
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Nice to see the authorities can still splash the cash on rubbish isn't it?
Where is it all coming from, ah yes, us dumb tax payers.
I really wish I had to manage my own income tax and oay HMRC directly as frankly I would stop paying.
When brought before the law and asked why I would reply "because I'm fed up with ministers lining their pockets while people die of cancer, OAPs and vulnerable people are afraid to use their heating because it may come down to a choice of heating and eating and money is spent on rubbish like sculptures"
Perhaps a white elephant would have been more appropriate.
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It's not public money.  The horse is being paid for from private donations.
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Well thats alright then but would still do it in protest at the Olympics.
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Now don't get me started on the Olympics - that is definitely a white elephant  Smiley
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Now don't get me started on the Olympics - that is definitely a white elephant  Smiley

The biggest white elephant is that giant tent at Greenwich. That's up for sale again.
This is probably going to get the same treatment as Maggie Hamblings scallop on Aldeburgh Beach, just down the coast from here.
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Re: 'Angel of the North' for Kent

You mean the Dome?
Thought that was now The O2 forevermore
Wonder how much it'll go for this time.
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Yup, that's the one. Mr Mandelson's pride and joy wasn't it?
I think the last time O2 used it was for some music awards ceremony, and about 1/2 a dozen people got stabbed during the celebrations. Huh
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you can buy it for a cool 35 million if you want it.....
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